Your guide to April 10th Gran Turismo 7 Daily Races: Fearless Ferraris

Well, it seems I missed the memo about getting free the day after Easter Sunday, so my friends, you’re all stuck with me in reporting on Gran Turismo 7’s new daily race schedule for the week of April 10th . Bear with me because while GT7 is one of my favorites, Tom and Ross are the experts here at Traxion.GG.

But honestly, two of the tracks on the list are two of the best tracks out there, with Laguna Seca for Race B and Spa-Francorchamps for Race C. Maybe that’s a bit biased, but I appreciated those two this week to drive. The other is on one of GT7’s fictional tracks, but uses one of the best-sounding Ferraris on the platform.

If you’re new to Sports mode, the online multiplayer racing experience is a ranking system that places drivers in lobbies based on previous results in that area of ÔÇőÔÇőthe game. Race A is still unrated as you cannot influence your Driver Rating (DR) or Sportsmanship Rating (SR) no matter what develops.

There are three pretty good ones this week, here’s what’s available between April 10th and 16th.

RACE A

Utilizing the West End course in the fictional Autodrome Lago Maggiore, this week’s first event to be fixated on the use of the ’06 Ferrari F430 is a source of tons of understeer and upbeat dive bombs. I am thankful that this is the unranked race of the week.

The track isn’t bad, it’s just… weird. The hairpin at Turn 5 is a tight hairpin following a huge downhill section that just begs for a lot of crashes, especially with that curb curb riding on the inside of the corner.

The Ferrari itself sounds amazing and is quite fun to drive around. There are some slow, sweeping corners in this combo, so keeping a smooth angle and hitting the braking points right is what really matters. Just keep an eye on your mirror, there will likely be a lot of overconfidence behind you.

Recommended car: Ferrari F430 ’06 (Brand Central243,200 credits or free loan)

RACE B

I love Laguna Seca. It’s in almost every racing game and simulator I play, and the corkscrew is so unique that it upsets so many good drivers trying to get everything they can. Dangerous in the real world, but an absolute thrill in any simulation.

Combine that with the fact that there are so many different Gr.3 cars to choose from and it’s a fun challenge to keep trying different cars as your experience may vary. Laguna is a narrow place with many places to get off and lose time. Driving your own race will be key, but knowing the right overtaking zones to get through clean will also do wonders.

I have a Ford Mustang Gr.3 which I enjoy using in most races, but on my second try (after looking at the leaderboards) I found that the Porsche 911 RSR was one of the best for the challenge of the sprint to accept five laps. Looking at the leaderboards it seems that the Porsche, Renault RS01 and Nissan GT-R NISMO are probably your best bets.

Recommended Car: Porsche 911 RSR (992) ’17 Gr.3 (Brand Central, 450,000 credits or free loan)

RACE C

Coming to Eau Rouge and Raidillon you have a difficult choice to make. With the right line, you can go far in many of these Gr.4 machines. If you miss, you will ruin or receive a course cut penalty to serve later in the round.

Personally, it’s not a bad thing to jack up a bit to ensure the car is planted as it heads up the twisty hill. Oh yes, there’s the rest of Spa-Francorchamps to worry about too. The Gr.4 class is slower but less grounded and just as fun as Race B but this is a bit more endurance. The overwhelming favorite at the top of the leaderboard is the Nissan Silvia spec-R Aero (S15) touring car.

Eight laps are scheduled for this race C, which means a longer time between races. Plenty of time to overcome adversity. This is the 24-hour layout, also known as the long pit road version. Looking at the wear and use you might not think that matters, but this is fun and rain is always a possibility… Be sure to keep an eye on the weather radar!

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

Lap time challenge

Lap Time Challenge from Gran Turismo 7, March 30th to April 13th:

As Tom and Ross have reported in the previous two guides, as well as in their own separate article, the current Lap Time Challenge features the Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge on Autopolis’ Short Course layout.

A new lap time challenge will be available on April 13th at 7:00 GMT.

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

RACE A

race information

  • Route: Autodrome Lago Maggiore ÔÇô West End
  • Rounds: Five (5)
  • Number of cars: 12
  • Launch Type: Grid Launch
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Fuel consumption: 1x
  • Tire wear: 1x

regulations

  • Usable tires and types: Sport – Hard
  • Wide Body: Prohibited
  • Nitrous oxide: Prohibited
  • Specified car: Ferrari F430 ’06

Car Restrictions

  • BoP/Tuning Prohibited: Mid-Speed ÔÇőÔÇő(M)
  • Car used: garage car, event specific car
  • Vehicle Settings: Specified

race settings

  • DR affected: Off
  • SR affected: Off
  • Mechanical Damage: Light
  • Minimum number of pit stops: None
  • Track Limit: Normal

penalty settings

  • Shortcut Penalty: Light
  • Penalty for collisions with other cars: One
  • Penalty for cutting the pit lane line: One

RACE B

race information

  • Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
  • Rounds: Five (5)
  • Number of cars: 16
  • Launch type: Rolling launch
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Fuel consumption: 1x
  • Tire wear: 1x

regulations

  • Usable tires and types: Racing ÔÇô Medium, Intermediate, Wet
  • Category: Gr.3
  • Wide Body: Prohibited
  • Nitrous oxide: Prohibited

Car Restrictions

  • BoP/Tuning Prohibited: Slow (L)
  • Car used: garage car, event specific car
  • Vehicle Settings: Specified

race settings

  • DR Affected: Yes
  • SR concerned: Yes
  • Mechanical Damage: Light
  • Minimum number of pit stops: None
  • Track Limit: Normal

penalty settings

  • Shortcut Penalty: Light
  • Penalty for collisions with other cars: One
  • Penalty for cutting the pit lane line: One

RACE C

race information

  • Route: Spa 24h layout
  • Rounds: Eight (8)
  • Number of cars: 16
  • Launch type: Rolling launch
  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Fuel consumption: 1x
  • Tire wear: 1x

regulations

  • Applicable tires: Racing – Hard, Intermediate, Wet
  • Category: Gr.4
  • Wide Body: Prohibited
  • Nitrous Oxide: Required

Car Restrictions

  • BoP/Tuning forbidden: Highspeed (H)
  • Car used: garage car, event specific car
  • Vehicle Settings: Specified

race settings

  • DR Affected: Yes
  • SR concerned: Yes
  • Mechanical Damage: Light
  • Minimum number of pit stops: None
  • Track Limit: Normal

penalty settings

  • Shortcut Penalty: Light
  • Penalty for collisions with other cars: One
  • Penalty for cutting the pit lane line: One

Lap time challenge

Toyota Alphard Gran Turismo 7

race information

  • Course: Autopolis International Racing Course – Short Course
  • Registration period: March 30 ÔÇô April 13, 2023

regulations

  • Applicable tires Sport: Hard
  • Wide Body: Prohibited
  • Nitrous oxide: Prohibited

Regulations (specified car)

  • Toyota Alphard Executive Lounge ’18

Car Restrictions

  • BoP/Tuning Prohibited: Mid-Speed ÔÇőÔÇő(M)
  • Car used: garage car, event specific car
  • Vehicle Settings: Specified

race settings

penalty settings

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