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Precision Motorsports Australian GP review

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Johannes Kunkel, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. FSR Season Opener at Melbourne saw Martin Gosbee take his first win for the team in World Series and Bono Huis dominating the World Championship race.

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    World Series
    The new season started with World Series qualifying, in which Ajibola Lawal set the fastest lap for the sister team GT Omega Racing to take his first pole in World Series. Rob van Starkenburg was the quicker Precision driver by settling in third place, as Martin Gosbee battled a technical issue with gear changes which forced him further down to sixth on grid.

    The race start saw van Starkenburg quickly emerge to front where the lead fight was carried out between him and Ville Leppälä. A couple of laps later, however, a failed overtaking attempt resulted in van Starkenburg losing several places and eventually the chances for the race win.

    Meanwhile Martin Gosbee had progressed to fight for the net lead with Lawal and Eduard Mallorqui. It soon became evident that Gosbee had the better pace as pole-sitter Lawal struggled with his race pace later in the stint. The fight for victory continued between Gosbee and Mallorqui, but thanks to an excellent pit stop timing Gosbee managed to take the lead at the first pits. No further mistakes were made which secured the Briton his third World Series victory and first in Precision colors.

    Van Starkenburg finished in a respectable fourth after advances made late in the race, followed by Lawal in sixth. Cyril Werdmuller finished in 9th place and Nick Rowland in 14th in a steady drive in his debut race for the team.

    World Championship
    The qualifying in WC was expected to be a battle between Bono Huis and Morgan Morand, which it turned out to be. This time Morand was the one to take the pole, just 25 thousandths of a second ahead of Huis. Jack Keithley continued from where he left last season taking third place right behind the duo, followed by GT Omega debutant Ivar Kalamees in fourth.

    After a brilliant start reaction Huis managed to clinch the lead from Morand right at the first corner. Kalamees and Keithley were less lucky as both suffered from contact in the opening lap, which cost the two several positions in the first couple of laps.

    It soon became evident that Huis' race pace was again heads and shoulders above the opponents, as the reigning champion was able to extend a comfortable lead prior to the first pit stops. After the difficult start, both Keithley and Kalamees made up ground thanks to a well executed 2 stop strategy, which promoted the duo right behind Huis and Morand.

    The race ending was mere cosmetics, as Huis was able to virtually cruise to victory after a technical retirement of Morand. Needless to say, the Dutch also set the fastest lap of the race. Just two laps before the end, however, Kalamees was stuck by an unexpected brake failure, which took away a brilliant podium finish from the Estonian. This promoted Keithley to second place, equalling his best result in the WC. John-Eric Saxén finished P11 after the Finn's chase for point positions ended in an overtaking situation in the final stages.

    The Season opener saw Precision take winner points both out of WS and WC and the team now leads the series in all categories. The series will continue in two weeks as Round 2 will take place in the deserts of Bahrain.


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    Precision Motorsports Press
    Official Press Release
    written by John-Eric Saxen
    www.precision-motorsports.de
     
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  2. "The race start saw van Starkenburg quickly emerge to front where the lead fight was carried out between him and Ville Leppälä. A couple of laps later, however, contact between the two resulted in van Starkenburg losing several places and eventually the chances for the race win."


    Fyi. There was no contact between me and Rob.
     
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  3. You are absolutely right, I´m sorry I didn´t spot this before posting.

    I have edited the pragraph and JES has been sent to serve his penalty. :p

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  6. I don't know any other league where people communicate solely through pictures and gifs :D
     
  7. Talking and writing are unnecessary, overrated form of communication which should be avoided at all cost. :)
     
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  8. You my friend already said to much for someone that comes from Finland.:D
     
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