- Aug 6, 2017
G55 LHD for me, please
Funny you say that about damage Ernie, I didn't realise what a difference it makes until tonight. Too many incidents in the second race to mention, but most were hits at the rear and couldn't understand why it was so nervous turning right - which on most tracks is a problemGot a perfect 6th place, second race, i seem to have a strange idea that at the end of the first lap
i should be behind the person in front of me. most seem to see only first place position and get there
at least before the end of the first lap, but preferably if possible before the first corner.
Ended up facing the wrong direction, no one in sight. ( lonely old bugger )
So just plodded off the laps with an obviously well damaged car, they never seem the same after a bad accident , even though it’s 10% damage.
luckily i came across @Medilloni , he was obviously quicker, but trying to get the G55 passed the
Porsche was going to be very difficult. Just made sure not to make a mistake, even if it meant slowing
through the unimportant corners.
Got another bit of luck by catching another Porsche, made sure i got passed , this left john with
two Porsches to pass. that gave me the opportunity to open a gap.
Finished 10th, hoped for better, but actually ended up with a good race. felt like giving up at one
point, glad i soldiered on.
@Craig Dunkley you did not f.. up, you, @hape and i had this race sown up, its just that everyone eventually cottoned on to the lotus. seriously, it is a good car, just sounds rubbish.
haha so true, but @Medilloni had also cottoned on ..he wanted to change to the Lotus. When I was in practice, I knew something was wrong, because of the times...then I just totally forgot about it ...honest ..it was a nightmare removing it 45 minutes before the race, I felt like I had run a marathon.
I don't really know what you are than thanking me for, but you're welcome, I guess ...:-??? Was it in the first or the second race?If only i could get the the nose of the Porsche into the bends, whilst maintaining a competitive speed, especially at the top of the hill. The Porsche would have been the goto car.
( Although Dan did a good job with the first race win.)"
In practice and qualifying tried loads of setups to try and achieve that,
i knew if i was anywhere near a G55 at the exit of the first corner, it would easily overtake on the uphill bit.
Thanks for @Raresch and @Lee Maunder for
scraping, gave me a breathing space from John.
You had stayed at about 6 odd seconds in front
of me, so any chance of catching was well out of the question. When you rejoined the circuit, from my own
experience I know it takes a couple of laps to settle.
So pounced on that opportunity.
Hmm. I remember seeing 2 cars rotated after turn 1, I think, I just passed them carefully and then they stayed at around 6 seconds behind, so I guess that was you ) still, I don't know how I helped, I just slowed down to avoid any crash and continued my race, chasing a grey Porsche and running from Craig Dunkley's G55 that was eating me alive in corners )2nd race.
Thanks John. I really enjoyed the race for 3rd & 4th spot too. I think that's the first time I've won a race @ RD. Of course, if the fiendish Lotus plotters had had there way it would have been a completely different story