Vive la France – Hot hatchbacks lead this week’s GT Sport Daily Races

Thomas Harrison-Lord
GT Sport Daily races 22nd February 2021
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The 80s and 90s were peak French hot hatchback. Peugeot had the 205 and 309 GTi of the 1980s, plus the 106 and 306 GTis of the 1990s. Renault went from the 5 GT Turbo to the Clio Williams, while Citroen created the super-lightweight AX GT and underappreciated ZX Volcane.

None of these cars are in GT Sport, which is a shame, but use a little (okay, a lot) of your imagination and you can pretend to be driving from this golden era in at least one of this week’s Daily Races.

Starting today, 22nd February and ending 1st March 2021, here’s what’s available to play.

It’s Race A that gets our French hot-hatch juices flowing, with a six-lap race against 11 online opponents in either a Renault Sport Clio R.S 220 Trophy ‘16, a confusingly titled Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport ‘14 or a Citroen DS3 ‘11. You’ll be using the Sport Medium tyres around the, erm, Italian circuit of Sardegna Road Track C. Kind of spoils the whole theme to this article that it’s not at a French venue. That and the option of also being able to take part in a Volkswagen Golf VII GTI ‘14. Ah.

Race B also allows us to drive something from the land of fashion, art and good food, as you’re able to use anything from the Gr.3 class. So, we’ll take the aggressive-looking Peugeot RCZ Gr.3 for this one, but the Peugeot VGT and Citroen GT Race Car are also available. The venue is the fictional Dragon Trail Gardens, there’s no tyre wear or fuel consumption, Racing Medium rubber and it lasts for five laps. En-garde!

Finally this week, Race C allows you to race the Japanese Gr.2 Super GT race cars around the Austrian Red Bull Ring. While those cars aren’t hot hatchbacks or French, there’s got to be some connection somewhere… Then again, maybe not. Regardless, we love it when the Gr.2 cars come out to play. They are just so much sharper than Gr.3 machinery. Throw into the mix a choice of rubber – Racing Medium or Racing Hard – 2x fuel consumption and 10x tyre wear, and this is set for a bataille épique.

You can see the full details below and we’ll be back next week with the latest Daily Races. For now, let us know how well you’ve been doing in the latest Sport Mode additions.

Race A 

Car: Renault Sport Clio R.S 220 Trophy ‘16, Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport ‘14, Citroen DS3 ‘11 or Volkswagen Golf VII GTI ‘14
Track: Sardegna Road Track C
Laps: Six
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Mins 
Tyres: Sports Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: GR.3, any 
Track: Dragon Trail Gardens
Laps: Five
No. Of Cars: 16 
Duration: 15 Mins 
Tyres: Racing Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Rolling Start

Race C 

Car: GR.2, any
Track: Red Bull Ring
Laps: 13
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Mins 
Tyres: Racing Medium or Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: 2x 
Tyre Wear: 10x 
Start Type: Rolling Start

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