Discussion in 'Presto GP' started by Valerio Vinassa, May 30, 2012.
Sorry David for ruining your race
I messed up, sorry again mate.
nothing to say
Need to watch replay first...
dont worry about it andy, last race of the season looking forward to next, we wont dwell on it, accidents happen
more to follow........
No incidents to report
A little push from behind going into Turn 1 had no consequences for me.
Thank you all for the race and the season. Well done today Nico!
Nothing to complain about. I will go on a trip tomorrow and must pack my bag now. No time for checking the replay pronto. I'm sure most of you will be able to wait for my race report without any serious problems Thanks for this season my friends.
No incidents to report
Incident to report..
Anthony Ishak touched my rear very so slightly in T1 which caused me to spin 180. Had to drop to last position to avoid incoming traffic. In my opinion i did nothing wrong, i followed the racingline which was mine at that point. Anyhony didn't wait (well, he stopped but kept going once it was clear that i would lose all places, he lost only one place), which was understandable. Not worth ruining two races at once. The touch was very very tiny, just unfortunate.
Almost had one incident to put under my name. I was driving behind Valter and got better traction out of last corner. We went side by side when to my horror someone was coming from the pits right in front of Valter. I'm guessing Valter got more than scared, sorry mate, was so in the moment that it didn't occur to me that i was pushing you to the dangerzone, i wasn't as far left as i could've been, didn't want to give any room.... I lost concentration looking in the mirrors and went wide in T1. Valter regained his position.
Watched the replay of that possible incident with Valter. I gave him enough room, there was more or less one car width to the left wall and one car could've easily fitted between me and him.. All three could've made it. Just felt like a bastard afterwards for nothing. See it yourself from Valters cockpit.. Man, that was scary!
I do not think I have anything to report, but I need to see the replay first, I had many close battles, but I think they all went well
Missed my brake point in T1 ~ lap 3 or 4 and dove inside someone (need to get a copy of replay) forced them off track into runoff area on left. Compounded error by hitting them again in run off area while trying to allow them to regain position lost Very sorry mate
This time I have to report few incidents which I'm guilty for but have to watch replay asap before going deeper into it.
So far I want to say SORRY especially to Kurt and Tim, because I'm to blame for spinning them. And I also like to say SORRY to Valter and Kennett for frightening them when leaving the pits.
Will edit soon here...
Perhaps because of combination of charasteristics of Monaco circuit and my bad starting position (P16) and eagerness to gain positions, I have three incidents to report. I am terribly sorry for all who had to suffer loss of time and positions because of me.
Time: 528 (Lap 6)
What: Bob Luneski missed his braking point and hit the side of my car at T1. No damage to me, but I lost a lot of time.
Time: 1245 (Lap 15)
What: I was chasing Valter as Reik was lapping us at the same time. I had already let Reik past and Valter slowed down and gave room for Reik on the uphill towards Casino after T1. At Casino he drove a bit slower than usual and I hit him slightly and he span 180 degrees.
How to avoid in the future: Accidents like this could be easily avoided by leaving a gap more than 10 meters to the car in front of you. I am sorry for Valter, as he had had his share of bad luck in this race even without this incident.
Time: 1847 (Lap 22)
What: Chasing Kurt, he made a small mistake at Rascasse going a bit wide. I immediately tried to attack on the inside, but we touched slightly and Kurt spinned 180 degrees. I let him pass me on the next straight.
How to avoid in the future: This could also have been avoided easily by leaving gap to the car in front. Sorry Kurt for making you spin.
Conclusion: I could have avoided two latter incidents by just leaving bigger gap to the cars in front. However, here at Monaco it would have ment giving up all the hopes of overtaking without major mistake from the car in front. Based on the practice before the race, I had capability of driving 1:11.5 times at superpole qualifying here and 1:13´s with two stopper race setup. Despite of this, I only managed to make ONE overtake during the whole race that was not due to major mistake from the car in front. Of course my strategy change to heavy load of fuel and relatively hard tyres had an impact on this, but the difficulty of overtaking here makes me think, if it´s worth racing at Monaco with these cars. There are street circuits that offer real chance for overtaking (Macau) that could replace Monaco. However, had I just succeeded at qualifying I would probably not be whining about this in here...
incident with andy on lap 12....
i was a couple of seconds behind reik and had a gap of 8 or so to tim in 3rd place, as i came round the last corner i noticed someone leaving the pits and thought its fine he'll either come out in front or will stay over to the right, as i rounded the bend andy pulled out the pits over to the middle of the track still pulling left, i seen this quickly and moved right to go down his inside into t1, as i pulled right so did he and ended up right in front of my path, both us of had severe damage, my front wing was off and i had bad suspension damage but decided to press on.
just a bit of confusion here i think, andy should definatly have paid more attention to the track map and stayed on the right at pit exit as was agreed before the race, all would still have been fine if he would have stayed on his original course from the pits but i think hes been very surprised to see me and thought ARGHHH and dived to the left too late.
its not a problem from my end, i wont dwell on it, accidents happen and usually andy is one of the safest guys on track so im not holding it against him
I made a short film with my incidents
That sums it up pretty much i think.
I wasen't paying attention while leaving the pits, i was trying not to loose too much time.
And sudenly David was there and i reacted wrong.
Once again sorry mate.
Up to the next exciting season.
It's on MyDrive
So here's the vid now to explain it best.
Great driving Valter! I didn't expect anything else from an experienced biker.
I just had the chance to look at the replay.
TS 440 lap 5 , incident with Kennet.
It was so an unfortunate incident as we had a nice fight up to that moment , i was very close to Kennet approaching T1, Kennet stayed on the racing line and i stayed very tight on the kurb to the right , i was not pushing or something and left enough room but somehow we touched and he span , i stopped in front of him but then i moved a bit to give him some room to spin his car , i am very sorry Kennet , i kept going only because i could see in my mirrors that you were stuck as a bunch of cars were approaching and i was not sure what had happened there but you did the right thing to stay safe and let the cars pass.
I kept thinking of that incident and could not focus for few laps , even my local replay did not show that we did touch at all.
TS 2820 lap 35 . Incident with David Turnbull.
Out of the tunnel at the braking zone i did everything as normal but i felt a push from behind, not sure what exactly happened there as it was not mentioned in David report, no worries from my side as no damage to my car and i could keep going so i guess it was a racing incident.
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