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Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 3rd October: Godzilla at The Glen

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 3rd October: Godzilla at The Glen

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races feature the Nissan GT-R at Watkins Glen, Gr.4s at Spa-Francorchamps and Gr3s at Autopolis.

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races are very Nissan-oriented, as players are faced with a single-make GT-R road car race round Watkins Glen’s Short Course layout.

Race B’s clear car of choice is another Nissan, this time the GT-R Gr.4. Fortunately, Race C manages to restore some balance, but the recommended car is still quite familiar…

In terms of tracks, we visit the aforementioned Watkins Glen in New York State in Race A, with trips to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and Autopolis in Japan for races B and C respectively.

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 3rd October: Godzilla at The Glen

As a reminder, we are now using GT7‘s new Balance of Performance (BoP) system, introduced in the v1.19 July update. BoP is now split into three categories depending on the type of track used: High-speed (H), Mid-speed (M) and Low-speed (L).

As of the 30th of May, Race A’s performance will not affect players’ Driver Rating (DR) and Sportsmanship Rating (SR), so feel free to race as hard as you like…

RACE A

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 3rd October: Godzilla at The Glen

Watkins Glen is one of the most popular race tracks in North America with both fans and drivers. Its high-speed cambered corners provide a lot of challenge and close racing. And with Race A featuring a grid of identical Nissan GT-Rs, the action cannot be closer.

As opposed to “The Glen’s” well-known ‘Boot’ layout, this race is held on the Short Course variant. More commonly used by the NASCAR series, this track cuts out four corners from the track’s longer layout, but still offers numerous chances for side-by-side action.

Nissan’s GT-R model type first garnered the nickname Godzilla thanks to its dominance in Australian motorsport – the R32 Skyline being the marque’s first exported GT-R down under. The car ended up being excluded from Australia’s top touring car championship due to its dominance but the car was still massively successful in Japanese motorsport.

The moniker has stuck with subsequent GT-Rs and it’s easy to see why. Huge power – 592 bhp – coupled with frightening corner speeds and a hefty 1725kg of mass ensures the 2017 GT-R NISMO maintains its Godzillian reputation.

Recommended car: Nissan GT-R NISMO ’17 (Brand Central, 187,000 Credits or free rental)

Race B

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 3rd October: Godzilla at The Glen

Continuing the Nissan theme, the overwhelming favourite for this Gr.4 blast around Spa-Francorchamps is the fictional Nissan GT-R Gr.4 car.

The BoP of Gr.4 races has consistently been debatable since the inception of GT7’s Daily Races and yet again a four-wheel-drive car has a huge advantage over the rest of the available choices.

In theory, the open sweeps and long straights of Belgium’s most famous track should negate the advantage of total traction but the Nissan is streets ahead of the competition. It’s a disappointment for sure, but at the very least fans can enjoy this criminally under-used track in GT7’s online mode.

Race B uses the High-speed (H) BoP format.

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, w/c 3rd October: Godzilla at The Glen

We have seen a lot of the Porsche 911 RSR (991) Gr.3 car in GT7’s Daily Races and in Race C it is once again the car of choice.

Based on the hugely successful GTE race car, the Porsche features excellent handling and awesome traction. However, with 6x fuel consumption a degree of care needs to be taken during this 25-minute test.

Some fuel map adjustments and/or lift and coast techniques can be used to eke out fuel mileage but it’s tricky to focus on this while negotiating Autopolis’ notoriously twisty 2.9-mile layout.


Race C uses the Mid-speed (M) BoP format.

Recommended car: Porsche 911 RSR (991) Gr.3 ’17 (Brand Central 450,000 Credits or free rental)

Lap Time Challenge

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 26th September: And the Beat goes on...

The current Lap Time Challenge takes place at Autodrome Lago Maggiore – Full Course, using the Nissan Z Performance ’23.

A new Lap Time Challenge will begin on the 29th of September.

Recommended car: Nissan Z Performance ’23 (Brand Central, 69,660 Credits or free rental)


Race A

Race Information

Car: Nissan GT-R NISMO ’17

Track: Watkins Glen Short Course

Laps: Seven

No. Of Cars: 12

Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Sports: Medium

Specified Car: Nissan GT-R NISMO ’17

Car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)

Car Used: Garage 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.4

Track: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Laps: Four

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: 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

Car: Gr.3

Laps: 10

Track: Autopolis International Racing Course

No. Of Cars: 16

Start Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 6x

Tyre Wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.3

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Racing: Hard, Intermediate, Wet

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


Lap Time Challenge

Race Information

Car: McLaren MP4/4 ’88

Track: Suzuka Circuit

Entry Period: 29th September-13th October

Regulations

Categories: McLaren MP4/4 ’88

Wide Body: Prohibited

Nitrous: Prohibited

Tyre Choice: Racing: Medium, Intermediate, Wet

Car Restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Mid-speed (M)

Car Used: McLaren MP4/4 ’88

Car Settings: Specified

Race Settings

Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

Shortcut Penalty: Light

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