Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Red on Blue

Daily Races in Gran Turismo 7: Purple on Blue

In the seven days leading up to the official Gran Turismo World Series season, participants may improve (or degrade) their standing in three more events, and the most recent set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available.

This week brings a few of surprises, including a circuit that isn’t utilized very often making a triumphant comeback and the very uncommon occurrence of a vehicle and track pairing appearing consecutively for two weeks in a row, although with a slightly different format.

This time around, Race A features the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX on its factory-installed Sports Hard tires, showcasing some of the new stuff from the 1.43 release. The vehicle makes its debut in a Daily Race after being utilized by several players in a Time Trial challenge earlier this month.

As the made-up (and well titled, considering how seldom it appears) Blue Moon Bay locale appears, this event takes place at the never utilized circuit. Over the course of five laps, the race is held at the Infield A Reverse circuit, which has a spectacular funneling effect leading into the first turn.

The usual practice for this race has Driver Rating updates disabled, but Sportsmanship Rating is still in play. This means that the initial turn will likely be exciting, and the “false start check” function will only serve to heighten the excitement. If you want to avoid an immediate cutoff in engine power, you should hold on to the brake or use the handbrake until the starting lights go out.

For the second week in a row, we’re back at the Monza track for Race B, and this time it’s in the Gr.3 cars, this time on Racing Hard tires. There will be no strategy involved in this brief five-lap race, in contrast to last week’s lengthy action in Race C.

Vehicle tuning possibilities also represent a new development. Before or during the race, you may alter the Brake Balance, and you can also set up your car’s differential and restricted suspension settings (damper, anti-roll bar, spring frequency). Outside of the highest levels, this probably won’t make much of a difference in a sprint race, but it’s still a possibility.

As a conclusion, Race C is a nine-lap affair at the Autopolis track that features the Gr.4 category automobiles. With a 5x tire wear rate multiplier, your vehicle choice might determine how much your Racing Medium cries out for mercy at the conclusion of the complete course, in all its off-cambered beauty.

Tuning for tire life rather than pure, one-lap speed is a good idea as you’ll have control over the brakes, differential, and suspension throughout the race. There is also a necessary pit stop, so you might lose a few seconds there changing tires.

This means that you can’t stop in the pits before the start, during the last lap to collect fuel (which shouldn’t be a problem with a 4x consumption multiplier), or to get new tires; however, you must stop in the pits once per racing lap.

Be careful to practice pitting before races to avoid penalties, such as a one-minute post-race penalty for missing the stop and a three-second penalty for entering or exiting the pit lane due to the track’s notoriously bad entrance.

To get access to the Daily Races, you must unlock Sport Mode in the GT Cafe single player hub by finishing Menu Book 9 (“Championship: Tokyo Highway Parade”). You can’t participate without a PlayStation Plus membership.

Throughout the history of GT7, the Daily Races have been updated every Monday. The next set is expected to be released on Monday, March 25.

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races March 18: Race A

  • Track: Blue Moon Bay – Infield A Reverse, 5 laps
  • Car: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX ’06 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Sports Hard
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Grid Start with False Start Check
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races March 18: Race B

  • Track: Autodromo Nazionale Monza, 5 laps
  • Car: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (H)
  • Tires: Racing Hard
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Differential, Suspension
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races March 18: Race C

  • Track: Autopolis International, 9 laps
  • Car: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP (M)
  • Tires: Racing Medium
  • Settings: Partially Allowed – Brake Balance, Differential, Suspension
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 4x
  • Tire use: 5x

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