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Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Valerio Vinassa, Mar 22, 2017.
T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 in lap1= fear. if we overcome this we can write the race report
Not going to make it, long day at work and long drive home in the rain and my heads bursting lol
This track, melbourne. I know it pretty well and i was quick in practice. But more impotantly, consistent.
I went in qualy hoping for a 1:32, i got a 1:33:667, right in the middle. Hope was not lost.
Race 1 was one of the most intense races i've ever had. i made an awesome start, after wich i was in P5, and 2 cars spon out in front, wich meant i was now in a podium position. And more importantly, i managed to keep the gap behind stable to a little over a second. Was i finally going to get my first podium here?
Of course not.
An orange car now took over P4 and was pushing me HARD. But again, i was managing it.
until i missed my braking point for turn 1 wich caused a slide. I tried to correct it, nearly saved it but inevitably spun 5 laps before the end. The rest i quite frankly don't even properly remember.
Onto race 2. over twice as long, but i had the pace to give the podium another shot.
After lap one i was fifth again, just like last time. On the straight before the fast chicane i got really close to a car in front. But i missed my turn in point for the chicane as i didn't have the greatest view.
Missed the first apex, missed the second and ran wide onto the grass. For a moment i was confident i would be able to control it on the grass, but i wasn't.
I only kissed the barriers a little, so i put it into reverse as fast as i could and tried to rejoin. I was on the far right of the track and the racing line was on the far left, so i didn't bother to look.
But then a car ran into the back of me and completely assissinated my rear suspension and wing.
The race 1 incident just happened cause i really wanted that podium, and the race 2 incident because i really wanted to get to the front as soon as possible because i knew the guys in front were probably slower than me.
My pace was good, my consistency was good, i just got too fired up.
Didn't bother qualifying because I felt pretty awful on arrival. So just saved my energy for the races. R1 was kind of a mess too, but when isn't it with me? My attempts to lunge my way past anyone and everyone in T1 will wait for another day.
R2 I was shocked to see @Nicolas Rouge manage to snatch 3rd from me right near the end without a single stop. You earned that, congrats!
No I pitted early. I could have done the whole race without pitting but opted for an undercut strategy because of my incident at the start, and because it seemed safer and faster to pit.
Quali: Not good. It was a new track for me so I did quite a lot practice laps and was actually feeling confident before the start... however I only managed to get two laps in and both were with big mistakes. So I was 1 second off my personal best. I was hoping for P6-8, but got P12 due to stupid mistakes.
Was going good until I ran into Valerio's back in Lap 4 T3. He did no spin, but I did. I was too slow to get back on the track so I had to wait for 4 cars to pass when I rejoined.
From then on I tried to follow Artyom and stay somewhat close, which sort of worked out. In Lap 7 Kyran made a unsafe rejoin of the track and crashed me out... so I was back to P12 with big flatspots.
Chased down Valerio again, who went wide Lap 12 because of brake problems. And in the end I ended up P9 because Tom spun out in the 2nd last corner.
Start was alright, was P2 by Lap 2. The car felt very different with that much fuel, very strange to drive, although I practiced with heavy fuel load also.
Little incident in Lap 6 with David when Peter went passed me. Besides that nothing happened. I pitted in Lap 18 (cancelled my pit stop in Lap 17 by mistake just before I wanted to enter the pit ) Came out P6.
Ended up 5, I think Vlad's tyres gave up in the end so I passed him when he braked a little late.
Overall I started to like the track. I learned how important it is to get on the throttle early in some corners to get good momentum and cornering speeds!
Ok that explains a lot!
no feeling with track I slip everywhere this evening, far from my pb in Quali and at start R1 rattle on steer like a wear tyres(strange thing) and in lap 10 failure front left brake i was on 30% close so for race2 20%closebut was also fun make some T11 T12 close close to Johannes. R2 big fun until i was on 4th place lost some place for hit here and there and finished race with a fun battle/chase jointly Martin Vindis
Congratulations at Podium well done all
Q: I totally failed
In every lap I did at least one big mistake.
For that bad performance P4 was ok.
R1: After some laps I was on P2
After some more laps I was right behind Peter.
When he softly closed the door, I came a bit off track and lost control.
R2: Finished at T2 in gravel, sticked on the wall.
I would have been able to go further, but I was sooooo tired, so I canceld
For races I disable the relay recording to have a better performance, so I cant`t watch the replay atm.
Thx to all organizers
Q slow, never made a good lap
R1 4th with a big mistake in the final lap that almost made me lose everything
R2 3th happy with the podium, there was a big scary moment in lap 2, and a nice overtaking on @April Dillon on the outside of T5 . I made a video of the best moments, enjoy
Thanks to David & Peter for making all this possible, CU in China!
Almost perfect view of both incidents between me and Valerio.
And about the scary moment... is it possible that we have at least (or only) yellow flags? After the big one at T12, I almost hit the car that spun in T13, as I was not aware of any danger. Just asking.
I remember those moments Nicolas a long chase