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Precision Motorsports Silverstone GP review

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Johannes Kunkel, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. After a difficult and explosive race in the World Championship at Montreal, the team turned up for testing at the infamous Silverstone with plenty of optimism. Looking to put the events of Canada in the past the team racked up plenty of laps laying down a solid base setup. Silverstone, one of the toughest tracks of the year, due to the nature of the corners and the high tire wear. The World Series drivers looked to continue their good run of form and having strong pace from the outset helped the team. Difficult circumstances have troubled the team in the top category and it was a clear goal to recover as many lost points as possible.

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    World Series
    Martin Gosbee continued his season on a strong form, challenging the race winner Brljak until the closing laps of the race, however it wasn’t meant to be this time. At the start Martin was slowed down by slow-starting Libeert and lost a couple of positions. By the time he recovered, the 5 second gap was a daunting task. Rob van Starkenburg drove a solid race and completed double podium finish with Cyril Werdmuller (GT Omega) followed Rob closely for most of the laps and finished 4th. His GT Omega teammate Nick Rowland wasn’t so fortunate and due to technical issues on the server’s side retired in the first lap. Ajibola Lawal’s mission also ended prematurely, getting a disconnection in the qualification. Despite of the mixed feelings, advantage in the constructors championship was increased.


    World Championship
    All drivers delivered much stronger qualification performances, with Bono taking his 28th career pole position, 3rd in 2013. Martin Gosbee, Ivar Kalamees and Jack Keithley started from 4th, 5th and 6th respectively. Thanks to poor launch of both Twister drivers, Martin Gosbee moved up to P2, Ivar to P4 and Jack P5. Bono with Martin managed to create a small gap from the rest of the field while Ivar and Jack had to battle hard for their positions. Ultimate, after retirement of main competitors it was all looking to have a happy ending – up until lap 38 when Bono Huis suffered a disconnection from the server and retired. It was his first retirement since Suzuka 2011. Martin Gosbee was then leading the race however due to his position in World Series he unfortunately had to give up a possible victory and slot in P4 as rules don’t allow for a driver in the top 10 of WC to participate in World Series. Ivar Kalamees therefore took his 2nd victory in World Championship and moved in the lead in the overall standings. Jack Keithley after a couple of unfortunate races made it back on the podium, finishing 3rd and Martin Gosbee 4th.

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