Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Intercontinental GT Challenge – GTPlanet

The latest set of Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races is now available, bringing three races from real-world circuits on three different continents.

As we’ve seen since the v1.15 update, Race A is now something of a speakeasy; you’ll neither gain nor lose Driver or Sportsmanship Rating points at this event, making it effectively an unranked, open lobby race, that takes place at scheduled times.

It’s also the second successive week on the rotation for the new Watkins Glen circuit, added in update 1.17, although this time it’s the Short Course which skips out the Boot section.

Race A also sees the return of the PP-limited race. You can use any car you like so long as it’s a Road Car (or rather “#roadcar”) and tuned to slot under the 500PP limit on Sports Hard tires. Nitrous is not permitted, but otherwise you have free rein on vehicle settings, including engine swaps if you have them available.

Once you’re all set up to go, it’s a six-lap blast around the new circuit in New York State.

Race B takes you down the Americas to Brazil, and the Interlagos circuit – Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, to give its real name – for another six-lap event.

This time it’s for Gr.4 machinery, and that likely means an all-wheel drive dominated event, as is so often the case.

There’s no special considerations for this event, so just pick your preferred Gr.4, slap on the standard Racing Hard tires and hit the track.

That leaves Race C, which takes place at the Nurburgring GP circuit in Europe. It’s a Gr.3 event, for the GT3/GTE-like cars in GT7so pick your favorite car for the ten-lap race.

You won’t need to pay attention to tire regulations this week, as only Racing Medium tires are permitted, but the fuel and tire multipliers might cause some late-race issues.

Fuel is set at 6x, so it drains six times faster than usual, while the 5x tire wear multiplier will leave the rubber feeling 50 laps old at the end of the race. No-stopping is the obvious way to go, as there’s no pit requirements, but it may be a challenge to conserve enough fuel and tires right to the checked flag.

Races B and C use the Balance of Performance (BOP) system to equalize vehicle performance within a specific category, which also prevents players from tuning and tweaking their own cars.

In order to access the Daily Races, you’ll need to unlock Sport Mode, by completing Menu Book 9 (“Championship: Tokyo Highway Parade”) in the GT Cafe single player hub.

With GT7‘s Daily Races so far updating to the same weekly schedule as that of most of GT Sports‘s life, we’d expect the next new set to arrive on Monday July 11.

Breed A

  • Track: Watkins Glen Short Course, 6 sets
  • Because: Road Car – Garage Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: 500PP
  • Tires: Hard Sports
  • Settings: Adjustable
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Breed B

  • Track: Autodromo de Interlagos, 6 laps
  • Because: Gr.4 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Hard, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 1x
  • Tire use: 1x

Breed C

  • Track: Nurburgring – GP, 10 lapses
  • Because: Gr.3 – Garage/Rental Car
  • Power/Weight/PP Limit: BOP
  • Tires: Racing Medium, Racing Inter/Wet
  • Settings: Fixed
  • Start Type: Rolling Start
  • Fuel use: 6x
  • Tire use: 5x

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