Best car and strategy for Sardegna WTC 800 ?

What good is 800 bhp if you have to run on FM4 for optimal strategy anyway?
Easily tested by running a lap with a turbo on fuel map 4 and a lap without a turbo on FM1.

Or you can do a turbo FM1 lap vs non-turbo FM1, take the difference in lap time, multiply by number of laps then compare that time to the total Pit Time.

I'm sure you'll find that even in FM4, you're total race time is faster with a turbo.
 
Been grinding this race since I got the 787b the other day - so easy with the only change to stock set up being to bring the power right down.
No stops, watching something on the other screen, 1.4m credits an hour.

Considering I didn't think I needed that car for anything but just wanted it, I think it's been my highest earner now!
 
U can win the race in many ways and with many cars, depend on ur skill and the goals u set yourself.
My personally goal is to race sardegna in the fastest possible time (without exploits like tomahawk). Others may prefer own goals.
The only important thing is, u have fun while doing.
That's a very valid point. I personally like to try using the same type of car that the AI is using. Otherwise, I'll do whatever I can do to make my chances better. For example, there's that mission where it's a 30 minute endurance at the High Speed Ring, and you need to use a Gr.3 car with racing tires. Other than that, there's no PP limit, so you're free to do stuff like install a supercharger/turbo, which is what I personally did.

In a very similar vein, I plan to use a modded road car on Sports Softs for the WTC 600 events, a supercharged Mustang Gr.4 on Racing Softs for the WTC 700 events, and a supercharged Corvette Gr.3 on Racing Softs for the WTC 800 events. Why the Mustang Gr.4 and Corvette Gr.3? Because I won them from the missions.
 
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Been grinding this race since I got the 787b the other day - so easy with the only change to stock set up being to bring the power right down.
No stops, watching something on the other screen, 1.4m credits an hour.

Considering I didn't think I needed that car for anything but just wanted it, I think it's been my highest earner now!
I just finished second in the 787B in my first try. Shouldn't be hard to win next time - got distracted futzing with my Fuel map settings and went of the track twice - LOL! Fun car!
 
Been grinding this race since I got the 787b the other day - so easy with the only change to stock set up being to bring the power right down.
No stops, watching something on the other screen, 1.4m credits an hour.

Considering I didn't think I needed that car for anything but just wanted it, I think it's been my highest earner now!
This. No pit stops. The car is so grippy it's disgusting ;)

But it's way better in terms of lap times and grip with --> RH tires, instead of standard RM (1:43 vs 1:46-47) and then adjust the ECU and power limiter from there.
ECU 77 / Power limiter 72 give it 388 hp 798,87 PP.
Fuel Map 4 for the entire race.

I'm out of there in exactly 26 minutes.
Relaxing race.
 
This. No pit stops. The car is so grippy it's disgusting ;)

But it's way better in terms of lap times and grip with --> RH tires, instead of standard RM (1:43 vs 1:46-47) and then adjust the ECU and power limiter from there.
ECU 77 / Power limiter 72 give it 388 hp 798,87 PP.
Fuel Map 4 for the entire race.

I'm out of there in exactly 26 minutes.
Relaxing race.
If u can waive the grip in corners, use my setting on page 1 and u finish below 25 Minutes with one pitstop (only for fuel, if u want).

It’s not the same kind of relaxed racing, but u never get risk to lose the race, no matter how many accidents u have.
Laptimes between 1:33-1:38, even with my limited skills.
 

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I just put a medium turbo in the Tom's Supra, racing hard tyres and fuel map 6 with short shifting. Pit lap 7 or 8 and off you go
 
If u can waive the grip in corners, use my setting on page 1 and u finish below 25 Minutes with one pitstop (only for fuel, if u want).
It’s not the same kind of relaxed racing, but u never get risk to lose the race, no matter how many accidents u have.
Laptimes between 1:33-1:38, even with my limited skills.
If u can waive the grip in corners, use my setting on page 1 and u finish below 25 Minutes with one pitstop (only for fuel, if u want).

It’s not the same kind of relaxed racing, but u never get risk to lose the race, no matter how many accidents u have.
Laptimes between 1:33-1:38, even with my limited skills.
That’s stupid fast mate. I haven’t tried your setup yet, but with the 787 I usually get consistent lap times of 1:40 and 1:38’s if pretty much perfect.

The NSX GT500 is also incredible for this race. I use it with the medium turbo, add small amount of ballast and RH tyres. 1 put strategy, and run it on FM2. It’s nearly as fast as the 787 for me. Can’t help but feel it’s a little OP.
 
I might be using the 2 worst Gr. 3 cars for this then, given my luck so far using the Corvette and the R8. It didn't feel right taking a Gr. 2 or a 787B and dog walking it so I tried using a standard, untuned Gr. 3 car and so far I've yet to win.

The Corvette sips fuel and is tyre friendly enough but has no top speed and isn't always too keen to turn. The Audi (with Priano's tune, no added power) is very competitive, but thirsty and not nice to its tyres, a 1 stop is impossible. Trying it without tuning a car is a nice challenge, but given there's no BOP, the Gr.3 Viper that starts in the lead has about 100hp more than I do.

After maintenance I will try a 2 stop with the Audi on Mediums before I give up.
 
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If u can waive the grip in corners, use my setting on page 1 and u finish below 25 Minutes with one pitstop (only for fuel, if u want).


That’s stupid fast mate. I haven’t tried your setup yet, but with the 787 I usually get consistent lap times of 1:40 and 1:38’s if pretty much perfect.

The NSX GT500 is also incredible for this race. I use it with the medium turbo, add small amount of ballast and RH tyres. 1 put strategy, and run it on FM2. It’s nearly as fast as the 787 for me. Can’t help but feel it’s a little OP.
With any detuned Gr.1 or 2 Car it’s pretty simple to win. No matter wich setup u choose.
At Sardegna u gain the most time with acceleration and topspeed.
Try my setup and u will see.
 
Want to do this in my newly acquired Pennzoil GTR but don't want to modify it - I'm a decent controller driver (all gold Licenses, 95% of all missions completed at gold) will the Pennzoil be enough without the need for a turbo strapped on?
 
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Want to do this in my newly acquired Pennzoil GTR but don't want to modify it - I'm a decent controller driver (all gold Licenses, 95% of all missions completed at gold) will the Pennzoil be enough without the need for a turbo strapped on?

May possibly be issues with fuel, I started it half arsed tired before bed last night, medium Turbo.
Seemed plenty fast enough, I passed 3-4 cars before turn 1, fuel map 4, but it was only showing 4-5 laps remaining I think.

Quit out because I was too tired, so I didn't really give it a good go.
 
May possibly be issues with fuel, I started it half arsed tired before bed last night, medium Turbo.
Seemed plenty fast enough, I passed 3-4 cars before turn 1, fuel map 4, but it was only showing 4-5 laps remaining I think.

Quit out because I was too tired, so I didn't really give it a good go.
Thanks, interesting. I'd like to keep the Pennzoil bone-stock but there doesn't seem to be an event for me to competitively pit it at; it's down on power to every other Gr.3 car (the Schulze Motorsport GTR virtually does everything better - handling negligible) and its too powerful for anything Gr.4

Maybe I'm weird like that (about unmolesting the Pennzoil) - ill give it a run out.
 
I use this event to buy every GR3-car...the most are 450K, earnings are +700K....so I earn while buying cars....I also use always the same strategy, RH, 2 stops (after 5 and 10 laps)....the cars are very different, according to my datasheet the AstonMartin DBR9 is by far the fastest at this moment from all GR3-cars I have...and also the only one I can drive with fuel strategy 1..
 
This is my actual setup. It’s not easy to drive, but the fastest setup atm.
With FM1 u can drive 6,2 laps, so u should drive one of ur stints with FM 4-6 for the other 9 laps. I do it on first stint and pitstop at end of lap 9.

The payout ist 727k, cause I never passed the 50% Bonus. I don’t know, what must happen to pass the bonus….

Have fun trying it and feel free to improve the setup.
How in the world are you getting to 799 with these settings on your 787B? I entered the same numbers and got to 832...

Raced the 787B again and finished second again (not these settings) on a no pit strategy. 8 seconds behind.Is it best to try to keep the output adjustment and power restrictor adjustments as high as possible? I had them cut to like 70....
 
This setup is before patch 1.13. now it works with few more ballast.
There is no supercharger on my 787b.
This is the best balance between acceleration, speed and fuel usage.

I can add the new pictures later.
 
This setup is before patch 1.13. now it works with few more ballast.
There is no supercharger on my 787b.
This is the best balance between acceleration, speed and fuel usage.

I can add the new pictures later.
Probably the supercharger (and more ballast).... Thanks!
 
There is my actual setup. Still works pretty for fastest laps. ~1:33 and 24:30 over all. One Stop after lap 9. First Stint fm 3-4, second stint fm 1.
 

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Honda NSX GT500 RH tires, one stop changing tires and refueling, some tweaking of the fuel map (you can do it whenever you like). You will lap everyone.
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That car is so fun to drive.


Jerome
 
Easily tested by running a lap with a turbo on fuel map 4 and a lap without a turbo on FM1.

Or you can do a turbo FM1 lap vs non-turbo FM1, take the difference in lap time, multiply by number of laps then compare that time to the total Pit Time.

I'm sure you'll find that even in FM4, you're total race time is faster with a turbo.
Personally, I think you're right. The Mediums and Softs are useless in this race, they degrade way too quickly. Some cars like the Aventador can power through despite the handicap, but they're few. So it's best to meet 800 on Racing Hards anyway, which means jacking up the power and running leaner fuel map if you need to save fuel.

BTW I did the race in the 962 and wow, it's just too good to 1-stop it. Not fast, you strangle the engine so much it's blue and gasping for air, but cornering speeds are absurd and it uses so little fuel it's ridiculous.
 
For a different challenge try running the race in the Audi VGT E-tron (all electric version). Some ballast and restriction will get it to 800 on hards. I first tried it thinking it might be like gt sport with the battery not draining so an easy no stopper but it does. However it will now recharge in the pits at a rate similar to petrol. (It will only do a full charge though, you can’t ‘splash and dash’ so perhaps it’s more a battery swap situation?)

You also can’t change the power usage via the hud but with some ‘lifting and coasting’ at the end of the straights (lift at 200m, brake at 100m for eg) you can make a full charge last 5 laps so a nice two stop strategy and enough zip to charge down the viper with a few laps to spare, barring spins.

Plus, the electric’s cheap with all those windmills!
 
There is my actual setup. Still works pretty for fastest laps. ~1:33 and 24:30 over all. One Stop after lap 9. First Stint fm 3-4, second stint fm 1.
I tried these settings in the 787B and won by 30 seconds, then tried similar settings in the Porsche 962 and won by 30 seconds. Nice!:D
 
Thanks, interesting. I'd like to keep the Pennzoil bone-stock but there doesn't seem to be an event for me to competitively pit it at; it's down on power to every other Gr.3 car (the Schulze Motorsport GTR virtually does everything better - handling negligible) and its too powerful for anything Gr.4

Maybe I'm weird like that (about unmolesting the Pennzoil) - ill give it a run out.
I ran with the Pennzoil yesterday, thought 498bhp seemed low so I added the medium turbo and then lowered power to 550ish (744pp on RH).

It's a thirsty car, so I didn't even think about a one-stop, used Fuel Map 3 for a bit, then 2 once I realised I could still do that and pit on 5 and 10. Won easily with many mistakes on Easy difficulty, it'd probably be fine on Normal and Hard too.

Tip, don't enter the pit with the HUD off, they'll wait for your tyre selection but the buttons are invisible and you can't pause to turn them back on.
 
For a different challenge try running the race in the Audi VGT E-tron (all electric version). Some ballast and restriction will get it to 800 on hards. I first tried it thinking it might be like gt sport with the battery not draining so an easy no stopper but it does. However it will now recharge in the pits at a rate similar to petrol. (It will only do a full charge though, you can’t ‘splash and dash’ so perhaps it’s more a battery swap situation?)

You also can’t change the power usage via the hud but with some ‘lifting and coasting’ at the end of the straights (lift at 200m, brake at 100m for eg) you can make a full charge last 5 laps so a nice two stop strategy and enough zip to charge down the viper with a few laps to spare, barring spins.

Plus, the electric’s cheap with all those windmills!
I might be down for this challenge. I like the electric cars and hybrids.

I got the Jaguar VGT electric roadster on Sarthe on the WTC 700 30 minute even and it kicked butt but ran out of fuel before finishing a single lap - LOL! It does fine on the non fuel restricted events.
 
Btw: A very nice Car for this race is the Subaru BRZ GT300. With the Setup by praiano and tuned to 800pp, it’s a amazing beast. Speed, Grip and Safe like driving a train. 2 Stops, first two stints with fm6 and last one with fm1 u win by 1 Minute.
 
I might be using the 2 worst Gr. 3 cars for this then, given my luck so far using the Corvette and the R8. It didn't feel right taking a Gr. 2 or a 787B and dog walking it so I tried using a standard, untuned Gr. 3 car and so far I've yet to win.

The Corvette sips fuel and is tyre friendly enough but has no top speed and isn't always too keen to turn. The Audi (with Priano's tune, no added power) is very competitive, but thirsty and not nice to its tyres, a 1 stop is impossible. Trying it without tuning a car is a nice challenge, but given there's no BOP, the Gr.3 Viper that starts in the lead has about 100hp more than I do.

After maintenance I will try a 2 stop with the Audi on Mediums before I give up.
I have won with the Corvette but it was hard!
12 laps of trying my best to beat that Viper. In one race I managed to pass him by lap 12-13 and then it was just a matter of not doing any mistakes. In another race I was still at 2nd at lap 14, but got 1st place because the Viper pit at that lap for.. I don't know, moral support? :lol:

The Corvette is fast, but it can't reach top speed like that Viper. All the work can quickly vanish during the second long straight.

Today I tried the M6. It's a very fast car, just need to be careful when exiting a corner. Got my win in the first try. I'm almost at 6000 km with my Vette, but now I'm thinking about the M6!
 
For a different challenge try running the race in the Audi VGT E-tron (all electric version). Some ballast and restriction will get it to 800 on hards. I first tried it thinking it might be like gt sport with the battery not draining so an easy no stopper but it does. However it will now recharge in the pits at a rate similar to petrol. (It will only do a full charge though, you can’t ‘splash and dash’ so perhaps it’s more a battery swap situation?)

You also can’t change the power usage via the hud but with some ‘lifting and coasting’ at the end of the straights (lift at 200m, brake at 100m for eg) you can make a full charge last 5 laps so a nice two stop strategy and enough zip to charge down the viper with a few laps to spare, barring spins.

Plus, the electric’s cheap with all those windmills!
I was thinking of getting this. Is there a way to adjust the fuel map on this? There is not on the Jaguar electric roadster as far as I can tell. Or does it just give you about 5 laps?
 
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