Thank you mate.but especially huge congrats to @Raresch for your P2 result. You had great pace. Very nice improvement. I'll try to get you next time.
I was quite impressed with my performance as well
My PB on quali was so intense, I was seeing only the monitor, I basically had no peripheral vision (it's ok, I have one ultrawide monitor, not triples). Still wasn't enough to pass @Sheashant L for like 15 thousand or something.
When the race was about to start, I was thinking: "Whoa. I will have a nice battle with this guy. Don't make mistakes". And then I saw him on Meds. I was like 1.5s slower on meds, so they weren't worth it on this track for me. So I had to build the biggest gap I could. And after a pooooor start that sends me to 5th, I took back the 2nd after 2-3 laps and put the softs to work.
It was pretty lonely after that.
Had some problems with the backmarkers, I don't remember their names, but:
- Please keep your line while on straights. If you just exited a corner and you are on the racing line, don't jump immediately left or right. It's a straight, so you have some time to look in the mirror (F11 for those who don't see the mirror from the car) and see if the faster car had made the move yet or not. Always keep your line on straights and don't wave or brake.
- Someone was racing me at some point while I was in Variante Alta and on the way to Rivazza. I think I actually hit him. Sorry about the hit, but a small ease of throttle would have let me pass by the point of Rivazza and we would have avoided the incident.
- Someone saw me in the last moment and jumped out of the way directly out of the track. I understand that it's sometimes scary, I did that in the beginning also, but you have to keep calm and try to go wide or just keep your line. We have to make the pass clean also, not just punch every blue flag out of the way.
I am not saying this because I know better, but because I was there where you are around 1y 9m ago, when I first started and I know it's not easy to figure them out on your own. Just keep the practice on and enjoy what you do, the pace will come.
P.S. I think my new pace is because recently I did around 10 000km with the BMW M3 GT2 that has no ABS and the championship was set to 200% Tyre usage, so I had to learn how to brake more efficient. I don't brake later or anything, it's just more efficient and I keep more trail braking and I use more grip for turning.
Or maybe is just the track. We will see next Sunday