Joost, with 10.5t and 2s boosted I go partially with you. But Roy has a 200mm and goes fast at our track. With 10.5t I am not sure if big tracks means more benefit for the wide pans as I used a 200mm on Rucphen (big 1/8 track with flowing corners where speed is everything) and had no problems with the wide pans once my setup was good. I drove with a sophia cut high so I could use bigger tires and a backwing also cut bigger ........in fact the wing was huge
. (body was overall almost twice as high has the wide pans
I used my RC10L2 on Deventer which is tiny but with flowing corners and had very fast laptimes there. This year I was happy with pole position against Reinder with his 200mm crc as he is the man to beat on deventer (his home track). He has run thousands of laps there, I only come there once a year for one race. He still won but it was a close and great race.
Maybe it is track layout dependend and traction dependend, indifferent if it is a big or small track?...this ofcourse with a 2s 10.5t boosted setup. I didn't persue the 200mm as wide ass pans look a LOT sexier than a 200mm car and have more room to work with in the pod.
I have my doubts in full open modified but I did hear from Mathijs that several years ago a 200mm Corally MK1 F1 with a lola made it quite difficult for the wide pans in modified during a RC lemans race but maybe that was still with the brushed modified stuff not sure. I will ask him. I want to see what a 7 turn Delta wind or 3.5t-4.5t star wind does with a 200mm and if it still can handle the power and cornerforces as a wide pan does.
Everyone drives wide pans now. Maybe an indication that wide is easier in full balls to the wall modified with up to 6t delta motors?
Anyway... no biggy just different experiences