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Slick or Wet tyre..?

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by mcwood, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. mcwood


    Hi~ all
    it's really a good news this forum reached 100,000 posts.

    In changeable weather setting Race,
    sometimes, it makes to hesitate to get in grid with tyre selection.

    In rainy weather...in Smbin

    1) track : damp / raining.
    2) track : flooded /raining.
    3) track : flooded / Heavy rain.
    4) track : damp / no rain more.

    case of 2)3)...no doubt it's wet tyre.
    But in case of 1)4)...it's difficult to choose which tyre is the best.

    When i drove with Wet tyre in weather of damp, it was my selection in garage,
    i was surprised at the heat of tyre, it was almost over 100 degree within first 8Laps.
    So, is it supposed to be Slick in the weather of Damp ?

    however, case of 1) there is possibility of track goes to be flooded....
    if rain goes on, just my thinking.......though.
  2. Ivo Simons

    Ivo Simons

    I always use slicks at damped tracks.
  3. Martin Kraaijenbrink

    Martin Kraaijenbrink
    2010 STC-league driver FDR Premium

    yes, i think slick also is the best, but be more careful with braking.
    Circuit will also dry up.......:quiet:
  4. Mike Coleman

    Mike Coleman

    For situation #1, I start with slicks and pit a little earlier than I normally would and change to wets.

    For situation #4, I just stay with slicks.

    This is what's great about pitstop presets. I create many presets for all kinds of situations and just choose the appropriate one :)
  5. Georgios Davakos

    Georgios Davakos

    Because I am the KING of wet racing I will make this easy for you. (I am not joking)

    1) it depends alot on the car and the track. For exemple if you drive a F3000 car you can use SLICKS. If it's a track like Hockenheim where the track got alot of good grip I Recoment Slicks. But if i would be Sepang I would put wet tyres for first couple of laps if i would be during a race and the after pit I would go with slicks.
    If the car is something like a product or a GT car then use Wet tyres.

    2) Wet tyres for sure

    3) Wet tyres for sure

    4) Slick tyres because the track will sure dry in 2-3 laps (during a race ofcorse).
  6. James Yates

    James Yates

    If its damp I use slicks with a dry setup

    If its wet but no with too much spray I'll use wets on a dry setup

    If its flooded/extremely wet I'll use wets on a wet setup.

    Do some testing and check your tyre temps - the wets will get hot quickly if the track is too dry for them and in this situation you are better off with running slicks rather than overheating some wets.
  7. Mike Narger

    Mike Narger

    It depends what suits your driving.
  8. Matjaž Murn

    Matjaž Murn

    Well it actually doesn't depend on what suits your driving. You simply cannot drive on slick tires on a flooded track and be close to those guys with wet tires ... There is no way...
  9. Mike Narger

    Mike Narger

    I not talking about 2 or 3.
  10. Péter Bártfai

    Péter Bártfai

    Not easy to tell, cause sometimes slicks are enough on a damp track, sometimes not. F.e. in the F1 mod, intermediates were faster for me in the beginning of the quali at Paul Ricard, but at the end slicks were faster. It was damp all session.
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