Race Weissach’s finest in this week’s GT Sport Daily Races

Thomas Harrison-Lord
GT Sport Daily races 1st March 2021

Less than 40km outside of Stuttgart, Germany, resides a little-known industrial estate in Weissach. Most people would not think twice about the none-descript white buildings. But, those who know – and happen to have the Google Translate app – will notice the script ‘Porsche Entwicklungszentrum’ and how important that is.

You see, it’s here that all the special Porsche cars are developed. Entwicklungszentrum literally translates as ‘development centre’. Behind the insurance broker-like offices lies a secret test track, where GT4s, GT3s, GT2s and the like pound countless laps in the pursuit of marginal gains.

Which leads us on to this week’s GT Sport Daily races where in each one, you can drive a car from this hallowed turf.

Starting today, 1st March and ending 7th March 2021, here’s what’s available to play.

Race A, appropriately enough, allows you to choose between two Porsche 911s. The air-cooled 993 Carrera RS CS from 1995 or the water-cooled 997 GT3 from 2009. Both are in the N400 class. The RS CS is quicker down the straights, but when that rear-engine pendulum swings, you need your wits about you to catch it. Strangely, this race is not on a German circuit, but the Fuji International Speedway, using Sports Soft tyres across four laps.

Porsche 911 GT3 997

On to Race B and we have the expertly-replicated Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in any Gr.4 car of choice. So, naturally, this week we’ll go with the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, please. Lengthy gear-ratios and mid-engine balance included. Should you enter this event, it doesn’t feature any tyre wear or fuel usage and makes use of the Racing Medium tyre for three laps around this iconic venue.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Spa

Now it’s time for the big one, Race C, and it doesn’t get much more evocative than this. Circuit de la Sarthe, or ‘Le Mans’ to you and me. You can select any Gr.1 car in your garage for this and that means the choice of two Porsches for us. Either a modern 919 Hybrid LMP1 car or the classic Group C 962C from 1988 – which has also recently been added to Automobilista 2. As much as the modern-technology is great, we’re feeling nostalgic so the 962C gets the nod from us.

Porsche 962C Le Mans

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

Race A 

Car: Porsche 911 Carrera RS CS (993) ’95 or Porsche 911 GT3 (997) ’09
Track: Fuji International Speedway
Laps: Four
No. Of Cars: 12 
Duration: 15 Mins 
Tyres: Sports Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Grid Start

Race B 

Car: GR.4, any 
Track: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Laps: Three
No. Of Cars: 16 
Duration: 15 Mins 
Tyres: Racing Medium
Fuel Consumption: None 
Tyre Wear: None 
Start Type: Rolling Start

Race C 

Car: GR.1, any
Track: Circuit de la Sarthe
Laps: Six
No. Of Cars: 20 
Duration: 25 Mins 
Tyres: Racing Medium or Racing Hard
Fuel Consumption: 2x 
Tyre Wear: 7x 
Start Type: Rolling Start

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