The public event of the Renault World Tour: Act 2 at Zandvoort will expire in 8 days, on 6th of July.
I suggest to have a Test Race on sunday, 5th of July at 5 pm GMT.
Schedule for this Test Race:
Mégane Trophy Tour - Test Race (no points)
Sunday, 5th of July
Start of Qualifying at 5 pm GMT
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20 minutes Qualifying
10 minutes Warm-Up
25 laps Race (+1 lap behind safety car, due to rolling start)
Qualifying 5:00 - 5:20 pm GMT; Warm-Up 5:20 - 5:30 pm GMT, Race Start 5:30 pm GMT (25 laps)
- Track: Zandvoort (chicane layout)
- Server: 445467 (rolling start)
- tire wear x1
- fuel usage x1
- damage ON (no invulnerability allowed)
- daylight from start to finish
- start type: rolling start behind safety car
- pit strategy: open, no restrictions to timing and number of pit stops
- setup: open
My personal thoughts on pit and race strategy:
You really should find a date to race the whole challenge at least once, to find out, how you want to play it.
From my point of view, there are two ways to go.
Either you set the car up very stable and go careful on those tires to do one pit stop somewhere near half race distance. That one is needed to refuel and change tires. (The Mégane Trophy uses a bit more fuel, than the calculation in the pit says!)
Or you decide to go in more agressively and have two pit stops, instead of only one. This way, you can go on a few litres less and if you don't get stuck in traffic, might be able to make up for the time left in the pits.
Either way, you will have to drive carefully, as Zandvoort goes really mean on those tires. You will experience noticably slower corner speeds towards the end of a stint.
And one more thing: The Mégane Trophy is ultra sensitive against damage towards both its suspsension and its carbon fibre body parts. You'll notice, that racing isn't going to be as close to the door of your opponents, as you might think. PLEASE AVOID CONTACT AT ALL TIMES.
Funny anecdote: On a practice run, sierra played around with the safety car during the formation lap and damaged his steering at only 60 km/h, by bumping into the old british Blower. Bad start for a race, where only body parts will be fixed in the pits.