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Is the Alfa Romeo 156 competitive?

Marc Good

250RPM
Nov 12, 2007
452
4
35
Hey there, as I have seen on the current live timing table for the WTCC league there is no Alfa 2007 around (..ok, now there is one with a time of 2.13.xxx..). Is the reason that it is not competitive with the other cars of this field? I only managed to get some 2.05 times and as I have seen in the setup-topic from Bram there are only such times mentioned.

So is the Alfa such slower than the other 2007 cars or am I just that slow and nobody likes that car?
 

James Yates

2000RPM
Feb 19, 2008
2,341
5
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It really depends on the track with the Alfa, but it is by no means a bad car - personally i really like driving it.

The Alfa is usually better around tracks with long quick corners than tight, twisty tracks. It seems to wheelspin quite a lot, but has a lot of straightline speed.
 

Bram Hengeveld

RaceDepartment Founder
Staff member
Premium
Dec 26, 2006
46,146
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With the right setup i am convinced it still can be a great league car! But the currently leaderboard standing are not really representative. Check back later during the week and you see a lot more times with alfa's i am sure :)
 

Marc Good

250RPM
Nov 12, 2007
452
4
35
Alright, I hope to see some competitive times.. but is it realistic to break the 2.04 times with an alfa? :confused:
 

Marc Good

250RPM
Nov 12, 2007
452
4
35
Hmm, ok then - back to practice for me.. I'm still working on a setup for this car. Thank you the opinions.
 

Peter Eriksson

1000RPM
Jan 24, 2007
1,236
0
47
I Managed to break the 2,02 barrier at Istanbul but as someone said it depends on the track, Anderstorp is deffinatly not a Alfa track.

But the Alfa is slower than other cars but not with much, at least it is for me.