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Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 26th December: Hairpin trouble

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, wc 26th December - Hairpin trouble

It’s the festive period, but Gran Turismo 7’s Sport Mode as a suite of new challenges for you to race into 2023 with.

After last week’s Daytona shenanigans – where each race culminated in a crash across the line – we’re back to normality with some more series racing within Gran Turismo 7 and its latest Sport Mode Daily Race calendar update.

Florida remains on the schedule in some form, however…

The main challenge this week isn’t Daytona, but the rather esoteric choice for Race B.

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races Sport Mode 26th December 2022

As a reminder, Sport Mode offers ranked online racing where you will be placed within races based upon your previous performances.

Your results in Race A will not affect Driver Rating (DR) and Sportsmanship Rating (SR), so feel free to race as hard as you like, but Race B and Race C results do.

RACE A

Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Gran Turismo 7

Time to ditch the Corvette and think less about slipstreams, and more about where the heck you are going next.

One of the fictional layouts originally introduced in GT Sport, Sardegna Road Track B’s track design is as inspired as its name – that is to say, not very.

There’s more character in a paint-drying contest, so the chances of remembering the precise nature of this track are slim.

What you need to know is that turn eight is the critical corner. The exit is uphill, you so need a smooth run through the right-hander, which in turn means braking earlier than you initially anticipate, just after the 150 board.

The car in use here is the delectable Alfa Romeo Guilia GTAm, which is a honey.

Recommended car: Alfa Romeo Guilia GTAm ’20 (Brand Central, 220,000 Credits or free rental)

Race B

Nissan GT-R Gr3 Gran Turismo 7

You know when we said at the top of this article that the shenanigans are over? Well, we’re lying.

The Centre Reverse layout of Autodrome Lago Maggiore is best suited to Abarth 500s or Autobianchi’s, not Gr.3 beasts.

But, that’s what we have this week. There’s only really one overtaking opportunity – the first corner, but not on the opening lap as you may not have enough speed. There will be divebombs aplenty on the final lap, cover the inside line.

Recommended car: Nissan GT-R Gr.3 (Brand Central, 450,000 Credits or free rental)

Race C

Nissan GT-R Gr4 Gran Turismo 7 Daytona

Daytona returns for the second week in succession, which means we can reference the 1994 SEGA classic once again.

DAAAAAYTTTOOOONNAA.

Sorry.

Right, that’s out of our system now, honest.

It’s the Road Course this week, a new addition to the Gran Turismo franchise when it came with the seventh numbered instalment at launch.

This 25-minute race is in Gr.4 machinery, on hard tyres with meagre fuel usage, so pitstop strategy may not be too key. No, instead, it will be finding a car that’s quick around the oval section, but stable enough to manage the tricky opening sector.

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

Lap Time Challenge

Honda NSX Type R 2022 Gran Turismo 7

The current Lap Time Challenge is a lengthy one. Using the road-going Honda NSX Type R ’02 paired with the Nürburgring Nordschleife, it’s nearly seven minutes per attempt.

However, if your time is within the top three per cent of logged efforts, 2,000,000 credits will be yours.

If you just rent the NSX, you’ll find yourself a good 10 seconds off the pace. To be in with a chance of earning some credits, you must own the NSX, 500,000 credits from Brand Central, and then tune it.

It comes with 290bhp out of the box and weighs 1,270kgs, but you can reduce that weight to 1,050kgs and bump the power up to 345bhp via parts in the Tuning Shop. Then, don’t forget to visit GT Auto to add aero appendages such as a wing and a diffuser, plus a roll cage, as these all add performance.

A new Lap Time Challenge will become available on the 5th January 2023 at 7 am GMT.


Race A

Race Information

Car: Alfa Romeo Guilia GTAm ’20

Track: Sardegna – Road Track – B

Laps: Four

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Specified Car: Alfa Romeo Guilia GTAm ’20

Useable Tyre and Types: Sports Hard

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 Updates: Off

SR Updates: Off

Mechanical Damage: None

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.3

Track: Autodrome Lago Maggiore – Centre Reverse

Laps: Eight

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Racing Medium, Intermediate, Wet

Categories: 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 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.4

Laps: 10

Track: Daytona Road Course

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 2x

Tyre Wear: 3x

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Racing: Hard, Soft, Intermediate, Wet

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: High-speed (H)

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 NSX Type R ’02

Track: Nürburgring Nordschleife

Entry Period: 22nd December 2022-5th Janaury 2023

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Sports Soft

Power: 245 BHP or less

Weight: At least 1,050 kg

Aspiration: NA (Naturally Aspirated)

Nitrous: Prohibited

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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