GT Sport Daily Races: One-Lap Wonder

GT Sport players booting up their games today will find a new set of Daily Races to get to grips with over the next week, and it’s a bit of a curious set.

Probably the most straightforward this week is, unusually, Race C. This is the spot for the longer, endurance-style race, which commonly features some tricky car choices and potential pit strategy implications, but this week it’s less of a brain-teaser.

The race is a classic bit of Gran Turismo, with players heading to the Fuji Speedway in Japan with their choice of Super GT machinery. There’s only six such cars in the game, in the Gr.2 category, and the three 2016 models are usually the faster by a decent margin. With Racing Medium tires and only 5x tire wear, it should be a straight up, 13-lap scrap.

Race B has a slightly curious aspect to it. There’s some normality in that you’ll be picking from the huge range of Gr.3 race cars in the game, and you’ll be driving four laps on one of the Tokyo Expressway city circuits, but the track itself is unusual.

This week’s circuit is the Inner Loop of the East course — effectively the reverse-direction version — and it’s not all that common to see. You’re essentially running up the opposite side of the highway, and although some of the corners are identical, it’s likely players will be a little out of practice on this layout.

Meanwhile Race A takes you to Le Mans and puts you into a Toyota. While you might expect that to be the brand’s triple race-winning TS050 LMP1-H, it’s actually something a good deal slower. It’s not the Supra either, but the new GR Yaris.

This is Toyota’s rally homologation special, with a custom body and unique chassis specifically intended to allow Toyota to use it as the base for its World Rally Championship car. It’s something very well-suited to compact and twisty circuits, so we’re not sure if the huge, open Circuit de la Sarthe will show off its talents — but you only have one lap to find out.

These three races will run through to Monday, December 21, when another new set of three will replace them.

Race A

Track: Circuit de la Sarthe, 1 lap
Car: Toyota GR Yaris RZ ’20 – Provided Car
Tires: Sports Soft
Start Type: Grid Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race B

Track: Tokyo Expressway – East Inner Loop, 4 laps
Car: Gr.3 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Hard
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: Off
Tire use: Off

Race C

Track: Fuji International Speedway, 13 laps
Car: Gr.2 – Garage Car
Tires: Racing Medium
Start Type: Rolling Start
Fuel use: 4x
Tire use: 5x

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