Your guide to Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races, w/c 20th June: BoP off!

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 20th June: BoP off!

This week’s Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races feature a non-BoP race at Laguna Seca, Gr.3 at Spa and Gr.4 at Maggiore.

Gran Turismo 7’s Daily Races for week commencing the 20th of June see the return of non-BoP races for the first time in three months. Yes, that’s right – you can finally pick a car, tune it up and change its settings to make it drive how you like.

This only applies to Race A, however, but road car choice and tuning are entirely up to the player – as long as the Performance Points (PP) of the vehicle don’t exceed 450.

Races B and C are still subject to strict Balance of Performance (BoP) regulations, meaning the performance of all vehicles has been equalized to ensure close racing. Well, that’s the theory at least.

Race B is a Gr.3 event around Spa-Francorchamps, while Race C is a real test of Gr.4 endurance at Autodromo Lago Maggiore.

Your guide to Gran Turismo 7's Daily Races, w/c 20th June: BoP off!

Since the v1.15 update, Sport Mode also plays host to bi-weekly Lap Time Challenge events. This time around, we have a time trial at 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit with Gr.1 cars . The car and track combination will change on the 23rd of June.

Also, as of week commencing the 25th of April, if you don’t own the required Daily Races vehicle then GT7 allows players to rent them.

For GT7 newbies, the Sport mode – where you can find the Daily Races – unlocks after completing Café Menu Book nine.

RACING A

Subaru WRX STI Type S '14, Laguna Seca, Gran Turismo 7 2-1

Finally! We can tune cars and use them in Daily Races! However, some things never change, and to be competitive in Race A you’re going to need a four-wheel-drive car.

Our pick of the bunch – seeing as most players will already have one in their garage – is the Subaru WRX STI Type S ’14. By default, its PP is way higher than the mandated 450PP, so a little de-tuning is required to make the grade.

Buy ‘Ballast’ and ‘Power Restrictor’ from the Tuning Shop – as well as Comfort Soft tires – and give your Subaru 101kg of ballast with 80% power in the car settings menu to sneak under the 450PP limit. Also, add a massive rear wing for the ultimate boy-racer vibe.

If you fancy messing around with more in-depth set-up options check out our GT7 set-up guide.

Subarus seem to be a solid choice for Race A, but for some truly bizarre thrills why not choose the massive Toyota Tundra TRD Pro? It’ll make an amusing screenshot at least!

Recommended car: Subaru WRX STI Type S ’14 (Brand Central, 60,000 Credits or free rental)

Race B

Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept '18, Spa-Francochamps, Gran Turismo 7-1

Spa-Francorchamps is home to the fabled Spa 24 Hours endurance race for GT3 cars. GT7’s in-game equivalent – ​​Gr.3 – is the class of choice for Race B.

Although there shouldn’t be any tire wear concerns – tire wear is 1x – fuel consumption is set to 7x, so lighter right foot application is required to ensure a tank of petrol will get you to the end.

We could recommend a solid four-wheel-drive car – such as the Subaru WRX Gr.3 – as first choice, but our recommended car is the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept ’18.

The concept car was a 2018 fictional GT3 racecar built for the Geneva Motor Show and later released for GT Sport, but this year Toyota unveiled a proper GT concept car in the form of the GR GT3 Concept.

This example looks much more like a serious statement of intent from the Japanese manufacturer about entering GT3 competition and comes after their successful GT4 venture with the Toyota GR Supra (aka the Toyota GR Supra Race Car ’19 in GT7).

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

Race C

Subaru WRX Gr.4, Autodromo Lago Maggiore, Gran Turismo 7-1

Gr.4 races have been dominated by four-wheel drive cars since the beginning of GT7’s Daily Races and this week is no exception.

The Subaru WRX Gr.4 has emerged as the car to beat recently and is hard not to recommend for Race C this time around. It does seem like Polyphony Digital is having trouble balancing other cars against those with total traction, so it will be interesting to see how they try to slow them down in future.

Race C has 7x fuel consumption and 12x tire wear, so it should be a real head-scratcher in terms of keeping the tires alive while also managing fuel usage. And because we’re using Autdromo Lago Maggiore’s tricky Full Course layout, tires will take a battering.

Another good option is the Nissan GT-R Gr.4. It’s four-wheel drive too, naturally.

Recommended car: Car: Subaru WRX Gr.4 (350,000 Credits or free rental)

Lap Time Challenge

Gran Turismo 7, Gr.1, Mazda 787B, Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans

The new Lap Time Challenge is a simple time trial mode where you compete against other players to set the fastest time on the leader board. As has been the fashion lately, this event is subject to BoP conditions.

The second ever Lap Time Challenge competition in GT7 is rather timely, for it takes place on the 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit. The great endurance race -the Le Mans 24 Hours – took place for real last weekend (11th-12 June 2022), where Toyota took the glory with its GR010 Hybrid racer – available to drive in GT7 since May.

Handily, the Lap Time Challenge is for Gr.1 cars, many of which featured in the real Le Mans race. Cars like the rotary-engined Mazda 787B, the diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDi FAP as well as the previous generation of LMP1 hybrid cars including the Porsche 919, Audi R18 and the Toyota TS030.

For this one, however, we recommend taking the Mazda 787B. It’s quick, but that rotary sound is just sublime. For an easier time on the ears why not try the low-revving diesel Audi R18 ’16. The Mazda costs 1,875,000 Credits from the Legend Cars dealership, but can be interest for free.

This week’s Lap Time Challenge represents a great opportunity to try out some very expensive cars for nothing, as well as experience some motorsport nostalgia in the form of classic Le Mans racing cars. The time trial also takes place in the dark, bringing a whole new atmospheric challenge to proceedings.

A new Lap Time Challenge will begin on the 23rd of June.

Recommended car: Car: Mazda 787B (Brand Central, 1,875,000 credits or free rental)


Race A

Race Information

car: Road Car < 450PP

track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Lappish: Five

no. Or Cars: 12

Launch Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 1x

Tire Wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Road Car < 450PP

wide body: allowed

nitrous: Prohibited

Tire Choice: Comfort Soft

car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: Off

car used: Garage Car

Car Settings: allowed

Race Settings

DR Updates: Off

SR Updates: Off

Mechanical Damage: Light

minimum no. or Pit Stops: Off

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:Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Lappish: Five

no. Or Cars: 16

Launch Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 15 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 7x

Tire Wear: 1x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.3

wide body: Prohibited

nitrous: Cannot be fitted

Tire Choice: Racing: Hard, Intermediate, Wet

car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: On

car used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specific

Race Settings

DR Updates: yes

SR Updates: yes

Mechanical Damage: Light

minimum no. or Pit Stops: Off

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

Lappish: Nine

track: Autodromo Lago Maggiore – Full Course

no. Or Cars: 16

Launch Type: Rolling Start

Duration: 25 Minutes

Fuel Consumption: 7x

Tire Wear: 12x

Regulations

Categories: Gr.4

wide body: Prohibited

nitrous: Prohibited

Tire Choice: Racing: Hard, Soft, Intermediate, Wet

car restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: On

car used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specific

Race Settings

DR Updates: yes

SR Updates: yes

Mechanical Damage: Light

minimum no. or Pit Stops: Off

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: Gr.1

track: 24 Heures du Mans Racing Circuit

Entry Period: 9th June to 23rd June

Regulations

Ccategories: Car: Gr.1

wide body: Prohibited

nitrous: Prohibited

Tire Choice: Racing: Medium, Intermediate, Heavy Wet

Car Restrictions

BoP/Tuning Forbidden: On

car used: Garage Car, Event-Specified Car

Car Settings: Specific

Race Settings

Track Limit: Normal

Penalty Settings

Shortcut Penalty: light





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