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Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 20th June: BoP off!

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 20th June: BoP off!

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races feature a non-BoP race at Laguna Seca, Gr.3 at Spa and Gr.4 at Maggiore.

Gran Turismo 7‘s Daily Races for week commencing the 20th of June see the return of non-BoP races for the first time in three months. Yes, that’s right – you can finally pick a car, tune it up and change its settings to make it drive how you like.

This only applies to Race A, however, but road car choice and tuning are entirely up to the player – as long as the Performance Points (PP) of the vehicle don’t exceed 450.

Races B and C are still subject to strict Balance of Performance (BoP) regulations, meaning the performance of all vehicles has been equalised to ensure close racing. Well, that’s the theory at least.

Race B is a Gr.3 event around Spa-Francorchamps, while Race C is a real test of Gr.4 endurance at Autodromo Lago Maggiore.

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 20th June: BoP off!

Since the v1.15 update, Sport Mode also plays host to bi-weekly Lap Time Challenge events. This time around, we have a time trial at 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit with Gr.1 cars . The car and track combination will change on the 23rd of June.

Also, as of week commencing the 25th of April, if you don’t own the required Daily Races vehicle then GT7 allows players to rent them.

For GT7 newbies, the Sport mode – where you can find the Daily Races – unlocks after completing Café Menu Book nine.

RACE A

Subaru WRX STI Type S '14, Laguna Seca, Gran Turismo 7 2-1

Finally! We can tune cars and use them in Daily Races! However, some things never change, and to be competitive in Race A you’re going to need a four-wheel-drive car.

Our pick of the bunch – seeing as most players will already have one in their garage – is the Subaru WRX STI Type S ’14. By default, its PP is way higher than the mandated 450PP, so a little de-tuning is required to make the grade.

Buy ‘Ballast’ and ‘Power Restrictor’ from the Tuning Shop – as well as Comfort Soft tyres – and give your Subaru 101kg of ballast with 80% power in the car settings menu to sneak under the 450PP limit. Also, add a massive rear wing for the ultimate boy-racer vibe.

If you fancy messing around with more in-depth set-up options check out our GT7 set-up guide.

Subarus seem to be a solid choice for Race A, but for some truly bizarre thrills why not choose the massive Toyota Tundra TRD Pro? It’ll make an amusing screenshot at least!

Recommended car: Subaru WRX STI Type S ’14 (Brand Central, 60,000 Credits or free rental)

Race B

Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ‘18, Spa-Francochamps, Gran Turismo 7-1

Spa-Francorchamps is home to the fabled Spa 24 Hours endurance race for GT3 cars. GT7’s in-game equivalent – Gr.3 – is the class of choice for Race B.

Although there shouldn’t be any tyre wear concerns – tyre wear is 1x – fuel consumption is set to 7x, so lighter right foot application is required to ensure a tank of petrol will get you to the end.

We could recommend a solid four-wheel-drive car – such as the Subaru WRX Gr.3 – as first choice, but our recommended car is the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ’18.

The concept car was a 2018 fictional GT3 racecar built for the Geneva Motor Show and later released for GT Sport, but this year Toyota unveiled a proper GT concept car in the form of the GR GT3 Concept.

This example looks much more like a serious statement of intent from the Japanese manufacturer about entering GT3 competition and comes after their successful GT4 venture with the Toyota GR Supra (aka the Toyota GR Supra Race Car ‘19 in GT7).

Recommended car: Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ‘18 (Brand Central 450,000 credits or free rental)

Race C

Subaru WRX Gr.4, Autodromo Lago Maggiore, Gran Turismo 7-1

Gr.4 races have been dominated by four-wheel drive cars since the beginning of GT7’s Daily Races and this week is no exception.

The Subaru WRX Gr.4 has emerged as the car to beat recently and is hard not to recommend for Race C this time around. It does seem like Polyphony Digital is having trouble balancing other cars against those with total traction, so it will be interesting to see how they try to slow them down in future.

Race C has 7x fuel consumption and 12x tyre wear, so it should be a real head-scratcher in terms of keeping the tyres alive while also managing fuel usage. And because we’re using Autdromo Lago Maggiore’s tricky Full Course layout, tyres will take a battering.

Another good option is the Nissan GT-R Gr.4. It’s four-wheel-drive too, naturally.

Recommended car: Car: Subaru WRX Gr.4 (350,000 Credits  or free rental)

Lap Time Challenge

Suzuki V6 Escudo Pikes Peak Special '98, Alsace Village, Gran Turismo 7-1

The new Lap Time Challenge is a simple time trial mode where you compete against other players to set the fastest time on the leader board. As has been the fashion lately, this event is subject to BoP conditions.

The third Lap Time Challenge sees the first use of the Gran Turismo series’ cult hit, the Suzuki V6 Escudo Pikes Peak Special ’98.

Since appearing in Gran Turismo 2, the Escudo has been present in every mainline GT game and today (23rd June 2002) marks the car’s first appearance in GT7 as part of the v1.17 update.

With over 900bhp on tap, it will be a tricky task to tame the Suzuki through the twists and turns of Alsace but thankfully the Escudo has huge aerodynamic grip thanks to its massive wing and splitter.

To incentivise players, the Lap Time Challenge now has target times to aim for. Beating a lap time of 1:39.131 gains 250,000 Credits, 1:41.056 nets 1,000,000 Credits and beating a 1:39.131 will win players a whopping 2,000,000 Credits. The Lap Time Challenge is certainly a quick way to make money in GT7.

A new Lap Time Challenge will begin on the 7th of July.

Recommended car: Car: Suzuki V6 Escudo Pikes Peak Special ’98 (Legend Cars dealership from 24th June or free rental)


Race A

Race Information

Car: Road Car <450PP

Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Laps: Five

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Road Car <450PP

Wide Body: Allowed

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Comfort Soft

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Off

Car Used: Garage Car

Car Settings: Allowed

Race Settings

DR Updates: Off

SR Updates: Off

Mechanical Damage: Light

Minimum No. of Pit Stops: Off

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

Car: Gr.3

Track:Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Laps: Five

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 7x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.3

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Cannot be fitted

Tyre Choice: Racing: Hard, Intermediate, Wet

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: On

Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

DR Updates: Yes

SR Updates: Yes

Mechanical Damage: Light

Minimum No. of Pit Stops: Off

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

Car: Gr.4

Laps: Nine

Track: Autodromo Lago Maggiore – Full Course

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 7x

Tyre Wear: 12x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.4

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Racing: Hard, Soft, Intermediate, Wet

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: On

Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

DR Updates: Yes

SR Updates: Yes

Mechanical Damage: Light

Minimum No. of Pit Stops: Off

Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

Shortcut Penalty: Light

Penalty for collisions with other cars: On

Pit Lane Line Cutting Penalty: On


Lap Time Challenge

Race Information

Car: Suzuki V6 Escudo Pikes Peak Special ’98

Track: Alsace – Village

Entry Period: 23rd June to 7th July

Regulations

Categories: Car: Suzuki V6 Escudo Pikes Peak Special ’98

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Racing: Soft, Intermediate, Heavy Wet

Car Restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: On

Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

Shortcut Penalty: Light

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