Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 29th May: Alphard Aces

The last change of Sport Races for May 2023 is now live, and we cannot stop Alphard racing – convinced that this should be a real-world championship.
Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, wc 29th May Alphard Aces

In this week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races, we make a long-awaited return to Alphard racing.

That’s it. Okay, sure, if you want a strategy-filled longer race around Grand Valley and there’s a sprint race in Gr.3s around the lauded Suzuka. All very noble and serious causes.

But… there’s an Alphard race. Go buy some giant chrome rims and a Gazoo livery and hunt for a slipstream.

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races Sport Mode May 2023

You can find GT7’s Daily Races in the game’s Sport Mode, offering online ranked racing where you will be placed within events based on your previous performances.

Race A

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races Porsche 911 Suzuka

The full-length Suzuka layout kicks things off this week and in the high-speed Gr.3 class. No kei cars or humdrum hatchbacks for Race A this time!

With no updates to either your Driver of Safety ratings in this race, quick cars and a Formula 1 venue, expect chaos.

The flowing nature of the opening sector may deliver an advantage to a mid-engine car, with a sharp response to a change of direction. Does that mean the Alfa Romeo 4C could be competitive? Nah, unlikely. If in down, Porsche.

Recommended car: Porsche 911 RSR (991) ’17 (Brand Central, 450,000 Credits or free rental)

Race B

Gran Turismo 7 Toyota Alphard

Here we go, it’s time for the incongruity of a Toyota Alphard race, and seriously, we love this. Its all-wheel-drive and V6-engine combination delivers a surprisingly spritely driving experience with a neutral handling balance.

Not only is this people-carrier fun to hustle, but a full field of slipstreaming vans at the temple of speed is also some of the most hilarious racing you’ll find within Gran Turismo 7. You thought Turn 1 at this track was mem-worthly in GT3s… you ain’t seen nothing yet. This is the no-chicane layout so the Seconda Variante will be bonkers.

No tuning, just find an inappropriate livery and tuck into the draft. Good luck, you’ll need it.

Oh, and don’t forget this is a grid start with a false start check, so hold the brake or the handbrake until the race begins. The track limit penalties are also extreme.

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

Race C

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races Silvia Nissan Grand Valley

The reinvented Grand Valley Speedway Highway-1 is the most recent whole track addition to Gran Turismo 7, hitting earlier this year alongside PSVR2 support.

The west-cost drive is resplendent in its full layout in Race C, with Gr.4 cars. While you can use Racing Medium tyres, you must use the Racing Hard compound at some point in this 10-lap event. Use it at the start and potentially drop positions before switching the mediums or the reverse. Let us know in the comments below which strategy you’re going for.

Most Gr.4 cars are quite even here, go for the Dodge Viper to stay with an American theme, or the Nissan Silvia for something that may have the edge over one-lap pace.

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

Lap time challenges

The latest Lap Time Challenge uses the GReddy Fugu Z at the Streets of Willow Springs Reverse course A new event will be available on the 8th of June. At the time of publication, the Super Formula challenge is also live, but will be replaced on 1st June 2023.

Recommended car: GReddy Fugu Z (Brand Central, 300,000 Credits or free rental)

Race A

Race Information

Track: Suzuka Circuit

Laps: Five

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Useable Tyre and Types: Racing Hard, Intermediate, Wet

Category: Gr.3

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)

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

Laps: Four

Track: Autodromo Nazionala Monza No Chicane

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type:Grid Start with False Start Check

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Sports Hard

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Regulations (Specified Car)

Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge ’18

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


Race C

Race Information

Laps: 10

Track: Grand Valley – Highway 1

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 3x

Tyre Wear: 3x

Regulations

Useable Tyres: Racing Hard, Medium, Intermediate, Wet

Required Tyre Type Change: Racing Hard

Category: Gr.4

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)

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

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