Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 10th April: Fearless Ferraris

The ranked online Sport Mode races on Gran Turismo 7 includes some frantic Ferrari racing as well as Gr.3 and Gr.4 battles at some classic venues.
Ferrari F430 battle

Well, it seems that I missed the memo about getting off the day after Easter Sunday, so, my friends, you’re all stuck with me in covering Gran Turismo 7‘s new slate of Daily Races for the week of 10th April. Bear with me, as while GT7 is one of my favorites, Tom and Ross are the experts here at Traxion.GG.

Honestly though, two of the tracks on the docket are two of the best tracks out there, with Laguna Seca for Race B and Spa-Francorchamps in Race C. Maybe that’s a bit of bias, but I appreciated taking these two on this week. The other one is at one of GT7’s fictional tracks, but it utilizes one of the best-sounding Ferraris on the platform.

If you’re new to Sport Mode, the online multiplayer racing experience is a ranked system, placing drivers in lobbies based on previous results in this area of the game. Race A, as it’s been, is unranked in the fact that you cannot affect your Driver Rating (DR) or Sportsmanship Rating (SR) no matter what unfolds.

There are three pretty good ones this week, here’s what available to jump into between the 10th and 16th of April.

RACE A

Utilizing the West End course at the fictional Autodrome Lago Maggiore, this week’s first event, which is fixed to using the Ferrari F430 ’06, is grounds for tons of understeer and optimistic dive-bombs. I am thankful that this is the unranked race this week.

The track isn’t bad, it’s just… odd. The hairpin at Turn 5 is a tight one that follows a huge downhill section, and that just begs for loads of crashes, especially with that sausage kerb traveling the inside of the corner.

The Ferrari itself sounds amazing, and it is pretty fun to wheel around. There are a number of slow, sweeping corners in this combination, so it’s really a matter of keeping a smooth angle around and hitting the braking points proper. Just keep an eye on your mirror, there will likely be plenty of overconfidence behind you.

Recommended car: Ferrari F430 ’06 (Brand Central, 243,200 Credits or free rental)

RACE B

I love Laguna Seca. It’s in just about ever racing game and simulator I play, and the corkscrew is so unique, it throws so many good drivers off as they try and get everything they can through it. Dangerous in the real-world, but an absolute thrill in any sim.

Combine that with the fact that there are so many different Gr.3 vehicles to choose from, and it’s a fun challenge to try over and over with different cars, as your experiences may vary. Laguna is a narrow venue with many places to go off and lose time. Running your own race will be key, but also, knowing the proper passing zones to get by cleanly will also do wonders.

I’ve got a Ford Mustang Gr.3 that I love using in most races, but in my second attempt (after looking at the leaderboards) I found that the Porsche 911 RSR was one of the best to take on the challenge of the five lap sprint. Looking at the leaderboards, it seems that the Porsche, Renault R.S.01 and the Nissan GT-R NISMO are probably your best bets.

Recommended car: Porsche 911 RSR (992) ’17 Gr.3 (Brand Central, 450,000 Credits or free rental)

RACE C

When you come up to Eau Rouge and Raidillon, you will have a tough decision to make. With the right line, you can take it wide open in many of these Gr.4 machines. If you miss it, you’ll be wrecking or collecting a course cut penalty to serve later in the lap.

Personally, it’s not a bad thing to lift a smidge to make sure the car is planted going up the twisty hill. Oh yeah, there’s the rest of Spa-Francorchamps to worry about as well. Slower but less on the ground, the Gr.4 class is just as fun as what Race B has to offer, but this is a bit more of an endurance. The overwhelming favorite among the top of the leaderboard is the Nissan Silvia spec-R Aero (S15) Touring Car.

Eight laps are scheduled for this Race C, which means a longer time in between races. Plenty of time to overcome adversity. This is the 24h layout, a.k.a. the long pit road version. Looking at the wear and usage, you might not think that would come into play, but this is Spa, and rain is always possible… be sure to keep an eye on the weather radar!

Recommended car: Nissan Silvia spec-R Aero (S15) TC (Gr.4) (Brand Central, 350,000 Credits or free rental)

Lap Time Challenge

Gran Turismo 7's Lap Time Challenge, 30th March - 13th April:

As Tom and Ross have reported in the previous two guides as well as its own separate article, the current Lap Time Challenge features the Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge at Autopolis’ Short Course layout.

A new Lap Time Challenge will become available on the 13th of April at 7 am GMT.

Recommended car: Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge ’18 (Brand Central, 75,000 Credits or free car rental)


RACE A

Race Information

  • Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – West End
  • Laps: Five (5)
  • No. of Cars: 12
  • Start Type: Grid Start
  • Duration: 15 Minutes
  • Fuel Consumption: 1x
  • Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

  • Useable Tyre and Types: Sports – Hard
  • Wide Body: Prohibited
  • Nitrous: Prohibited
  • Specified Car: Ferrari F430 ’06

Car restrictions

  • BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)
  • Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car
  • Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

  • DR Affected: Off
  • SR Affected: Off
  • Mechanical Damage: Light
  • Minimum No. of Pit Stops: None
  • Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

  • Shortcut Penalty: Light
  • Penalty for collisions with other cars: On
  • Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On

RACE B

Race Information

  • Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
  • Laps: Five (5)
  • No. of Cars: 16
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Duration: 15 Minutes
  • Fuel Consumption: 1x
  • Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

  • Useable Tyres & Types: Racing – Medium, Intermediate, Wet
  • Category: Gr.3
  • Wide Body: Prohibited
  • Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

  • BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Low-speed (L)
  • Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car
  • Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

  • DR Affected: Yes
  • SR Affected: Yes
  • Mechanical Damage: Light
  • Minimum No. of Pit Stops: None
  • Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

  • Shortcut Penalty: Light
  • Penalty for collisions with other cars: On
  • Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On

RACE C

Race Information

  • Track: Spa 24h layout
  • Laps: Eight (8)
  • No. Of Cars: 16
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Duration: 25 Minutes
  • Fuel Consumption: 1x
  • Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

  • Useable Tyres: Racing – Hard, Intermediate, Wet
  • Category: Gr.4
  • Wide Body: Prohibited
  • Nitrous: Required

Car restrictions

  • BoP/Tuning Forbidden: High-speed (H)
  • Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car
  • Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

  • DR Affected: Yes
  • SR Affected: Yes
  • Mechanical Damage: Light
  • Minimum No. of Pit Stops: None
  • Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

  • Shortcut Penalty: Light
  • Penalty for collisions with other cars: On
  • Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On

Lap Time Challenge

Toyota Alphard, Gran Turismo 7

Race Information

  • Track: Autopolis International Racing Course – Short Course
  • Entry Period: 30th March – 13th April 2023

Regulations

  • Useable Tyres Sports: Hard
  • Wide Body: Prohibited
  • Nitrous: Prohibited

Regulations (Specified Car)

  • Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge ’18

Car Restrictions

  • BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)
  • Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car
  • Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

  • Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

  • Shortcut Penalty: Light
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