Midweek decided I would take the Brab, also to give Enrique a better chance to fight for P4 in the c'ship. When Iestyn showed up with a brand new Lotus I knew it would be a hard task to beat him on pace.
Ran a PB in quali, and in my very last lap was even faster, but lost it in the final turn trying to snatch Pole. Had a solid start, but Roy was right on my tail and had to defend towards BC Loop at the very right side. This compromised my entry a bit -very tight- and went in a bit too deep, and tried my best to keep on track. I suppose we all braked a bit late, since Iestyn went off, and Roy had the same line as me. If Iestyn hadn't gone off, we probably had made contact. Got very lucky there, but I guess it was simply hard racing.
From then on was able to pull away from Roy gradually, and ran a consistent race after that. It wasn't as easy as it might have looked though. Didn't get too much sleep last night, and had to pull myself together in order to keep my discipline. Pretty happy with my race, all laps on track and most consistent. Good choice to take the Brab, however Enrique had to retire, which is a shame for his own aspirations, and the team's. Still we gained a bit on Bend Racing and now we will try to fight for runner-up in the team c'ship.
Grats to Roy, and good pace by Iestyn, after a difficult start of the race for him. Will be interesting to see what happens in the last race. Iestyn's pretty strong at Stardust, and he still has a decent chance to win the c'ship IMO. Good job finishers, commiserations to the retirements.
Thanks all for racing
Edited by Robert Fleurke, 27 October 2018 - 01:41 PM.