How to get First in Vespucci Canals (Hao Street Races)

With the Tuners Update settling down, it’s time to visit Hao in GTA 5 story mode as we look at Vespucci Canals.

Grand Theft Auto is a truly massive game. Between GTA 5 and the constant updates from Rockstar for GTA Online; there’s no shortage of new content and interesting things to do.

Join me, then, in our continuing series, getting gold in every damn mission, in GTA 5 as we look at Grand Theft Auto mission Vespucci Canals.

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Getting gold in this one is pretty straightforward once you’ve got the hang of it; but can be a little challenging on keyboard and mouse.

To get gold in this one we’ll need to

  • Win the race

At some point early game, you’ll receive a message from Hao inviting you to race. The races are available overnight, between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am.

Now, on the way to the race, it’s important to max out Franklin’s ability. You can do this by passing very close to other vehicles, while driving quickly.

So let’s pick it up after as we pull up to the race…

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About the Vespucci Canals Street Race

There is a $1,500 entry fee. The race has two laps and is only for motorcycles. It begins on Invention Court in the Vespucci Canals area and continues through the Vespucci and Del Perro neighbourhoods. The prize for the winner is $6,750.

About the Hao’s Street Races

During the Strangers and Freaks task Airport Race, Hao introduces the player to the first race. A text message from Hao will open a new race when the objective is completed, and Franklin must continue to win the races in order to advance to the next one.

The series consists of five races that are only available between the hours of 20:00 and 05:00. To obtain 100% completion, a medal in each of the Hao Street Races counts as 5 of the mandatory 42 Hobbies and Pastimes.

About the Hao

Hao is a Los Santos citizen that participates in races all over the city. He appears to be affiliated with The Families and knows both Lamar Davis and Franklin Clinton.

Hao makes a brief cameo in Grand Theft Auto Online, providing a vehicle for the player to race against Lamar. He also works at the Los Santos Customs business near the Los Santos International Airport as a mechanic.

Hao challenges Franklin and his pals to a street racing in Grand Theft Auto V. After the race, the player can participate in four additional street races across the city. Franklin also has a cameo in the task Father/Son, when he drives Amanda De Santa’s vehicle to Los Santos Customs. Hao is repairing Amanda’s vehicle here.

Hao first appears in the GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners update’s LS Car Meet introductory cinematic. When the player arrives and stops him, he is bragging about his “silver medal” discussion with Franklin, in which Mimi claims Hao really finished third. The first in-depth overview to the Car Meet is given by Hao. When he unlocks the Pursuit Series races at Car Meet Reputation level 5, he also sends the player a note.

He’ll frequently be spotted at auto shows gazing at the vehicles, with his upgraded orange Penumbra parked in one of the spaces.