Nice one Stephen.
About the tyres.... I don't remember it being an issue in this car. The other Beamer - the 2002tii was an absolute glutton for tyres. Even then though, I found that if I concentrate on being smooth and keeping the sliding to a minimum, I could save some tyres for later in the race. It almost worked too - I was catching Stig hand over fist. In the end, I'd left my charge too late - he beat me by a tenth.
Sorry to drop out at the very last minute today, guys. MY PC was suddenly acting up.
First, the server didn't show up on my list in rF2, so I rebooted.
Then I had trouble with my mic/headset.
Getting frustrated, I couldn't keep the car on track during practice, after having practiced on my own much of the week. Couldn't even come within 2 seconds of my PB (which already is slow as crap) for some reason, so I decided to pack it in. Didn't want to be a hazard.