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Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 25th July: Weeping Willow

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This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races feature an old Honda Civic Type R race and some unusual circuit layouts.

This week’s batch of Daily Races in Gran Turismo 7 feature some rather unusual track choices. The cars are all once again subject to Balance of Performance (BoP) regulations, which in theory make the racing close. As has been the tradition, however, Polyphony Digital (PD) haven’t quite nailed the formula yet.

Since 30th May, Race A will not affect players’ Driver Rating (DR) and Sportsmanship Rating (SR). This means it’s ideal for newcomers to online racing, or those simply unwilling to risk their hard-fought DR and SR

RACE A

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Race A sees us hit the arid sands of Kern County, California to visit Willow Springs International Motorsports Park. But we won’t be racing on the world-famous Willow Springs Raceway… we’re heading to its lesser-known Streets of Willow Springs layout.

Featuring a slew of cambered hairpin turns with no discernible brake markers, Streets of Willow Springs is perhaps not the most popular track among GT7 players. And with a front-wheel-drive Honda Civic Touring Car for company, it’s even more tricky to keep the rear-end in check under braking.

To help this, try to overlap your brake and throttle inputs. This will help prevent the rear-end from overtaking the front, keeping the car straight and minimising time loss. It’s rather unfortunate this is a BoP race as we have a handy GT7 front-wheel-drive set-up guide…

Mandatory car: Honda Civic Type R (EK) Touring Car  – (Used Cars dealership, last-known price: 113,800 Credits or free rental)

Race B

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Gr.4 cars are next, and this – plus Race C – will affect your rankings. It’s a return to dominance for four-wheel-drive cars in Gr.4 sadly: this time it’s the turn of the Nissan GT-R Gr.4.

The Mazda Atenza and Subaru WRX have had their spell at the top already, but it seems like PD are struggling to balance different drivetrains, which makes us wonder if they should be separated entirely?

Race B is set at the fictional and little-used Circuit de Saint-Croix – B. It’s a challenging layout for sure, but rather uninspiring. The close proximity of crash barriers mean mistakes are punished heavily too.

At the least there’s a beautiful view!

Recommended car: Nissan GT-R Gr.4 (Brand Central 350,000 Credits or free rental)

Race C

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, wc 25th July Weeping Willow

Continuing the unusual circuit trend, for Race C we’re using Autodromo Nazionale Monza’s No Chicane configuration. This essentially deletes the Variante del Rettifilo, giving players a clear, high-speed run through Curva Grande and into Variante della Roggia.

Apart from the chicane deletion, the track is identical to the normal modern Monza layout, so the only extra detail to be aware of is the need to brake a little earlier for the ‘first’ chicane.

Just like Race B, there’s a single stand-out car to choose from. This time it’s the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ’18. It was built for the 2018 Geneva Motor Show as a mock GT3 race car and later released for GT Sport.

This year, however, Toyota unveiled another GT3 Concept (the GR GT3) that looks much more likely to hit the track one day .

Tyre wear is at 5x for Race C, but with no first chicane the race should be fairly straight-forward using Racing Hard tyres.

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

Lap Time Challenge

Gran Turismo™ 7, Lap Time Challenge

The current Lap Time Challenge takes place at the Trial Mountain Circuit using the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition (FK8) ’20.

A new Lap Time Challenge will begin on the 4th of August.

Recommended car: Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition (FK8) ’20 (Brand Central, 55,000 Credits)


Race A

Race Information

Car: Honda Civic Type R (EK) Touring Car

Track: Willow Springs International Raceway: Streets of Willow Springs

Laps: Five

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Grid Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Specified car

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Sports Hard

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: On

Car Used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

DR Updates: Off

SR Updates: 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

Car: Gr.4

Track: Circuit de Saint-Croix – B

Laps: Three

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.4

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

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: 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

Car: Gr.3

Laps: 12

Track: Autodromo Nazionale Monza No Chicane

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 5x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.3

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: 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

Race Information

Car: Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition (FK8) ’20

Track: Trial Mountain Circuit

Entry Period: 21st of July to 4th of August

Regulations

Categories: Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition (FK8) ’20

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Sports: Hard

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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