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Jan 23rd, 2007 at 10:22pm
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 7th, 2007 at 2:56am
 
I'm using;

Fuel at start = 5%

Pit Fuel = 5%

Anyway I need a new set of tires before I run out of gas Wink
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Reply #2 - Apr 7th, 2007 at 5:10am
 
A good estimate is to assume 2% fuel per lap and you add in 5% more just in case.

e.g. 25 laps race: 2% X 25 = 50%    +  10% = 60%.

If the race requires pit stops, then fill it up 60% of the expected fuel usage, and pit a few laps after half the laps are gone.

e.g. 25 laps race + pit stop:

Predicted: 60% of the tank. so ~ 36% in tank to start + a few extra % for safety.
Pit stop: ~24% + a few % .

Mind you that the car will progressively start to be more nose-heavy, adding more stress to the tires. It's a very delicate thing. Every aspect has to be taken in consideration.


P.S. Oddly enough, I do race the FXR quite often. I'm not the fastest, but I always hang around in the 7th to 12th position( out of the usual 23 racers). Obviously the FZR leading the pack with 2 secs faster then any XRR or FXR.

And btw, guys and gals, it's a race discussion Tongue


If it was drifting, easy: Your tires won't last more then 20 laps ( logic not applicable to
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   Grin) So I simply put 15% in the tank, and off I go. In an enduro run ( 15+ laps) 30% is more then enough. Your braking point might be slightly off, but you should be into the beat by lap 3.


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Reply #3 - Apr 7th, 2007 at 12:03pm
 
I tend to do a lap first and see how much my car uses a lap, say if it's a 50 lap race i need to get ready for and my car uses 2.4% a lap.

2.4 x 50 = 120%

But most of the time i'll add another 2.4% on there just in case.

So no you need to bring in a stadegy. You can have one where you run 100% dry then pit for a splash and dash of 20% or you can half it to 60% and pit half way. Both have there cons and pros. With the 100% your car will be heavy and a bit slower, but you will have a quicker pit stop. With halfing it you are allot lighter then what you would be with 100% but will result in a longer pit stop... Not that long but when racing a small amount of time is allot. Or you could put 22.4% in and pit for a 100% fuel when you run out.... But that would take way to long and I'd recommend not using this stradegy... lol

Hope this helps.
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Reply #5 - Aug 16th, 2008 at 2:38am
 
i usually use 16% on xrt. Works for about five laps or so.  Wink
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Reply #6 - Aug 18th, 2008 at 2:57pm
 
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i usually use 16% on xrt. Works for about five laps or so.  Wink


For which track?

16% could get you atleast 16-20 odd laps on most short SC tracks.
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