I probably did everything I shouldn't have if I really wanted to go fast. I had a six pack of beer the night before. I didn't sleep well. I didn't practice. Nino may have driven these roads sleepy and ailing from the night before. It was still fun. I made it 20 minutes into the first lap before I bumped a wall and that was the only hit on the first lap. I bumped a wall within the first 2 minutes of the 2nd lap so I was more careless the 2nd lap. I've done so many laps here now that I might getting close to the number of times Vaccarella drove these roads. I slid nicely through one turn in the 2nd lap and I wanted to yell, "Nino!" but I just said it. Right after that I got a good laugh when I came around another turn and there was "VACCARELLA" in huge letters on the wall.
I should have practiced at least two laps during the week. It would have reminded me to tell everybody that setting your pit stall in Campofelice, the last town before the long straight, is a good way to work on your lap times. Then you can get some heat in your tires for a 1 lap run. It helped me learn sector 4 well too. I learned sector 1 long before sector 2,3, and 4. Sector 2 came next and then sector 4 after I had moved my pit stall. Everybody probably learns 1 and 2 first because it's common to abandon laps.
And had I been thinking more about this race during the week, I might have remembered to tell Don about the virtual mirrors for the GTs. http://srmz.net/inde...680
Congrats Alain! Nice job.
I was surprised too. And Burt looked like he might do 3! I went ahead and burned most of the extra 2 gallons I was carrying hoping to improve my S1 time. It wasn't enough fuel to finish that sector. If you want to set a fast lap, you need to do 2 or set your stall on or before the long straight.
Thanks Burt. I took what I consider the 4th easiest car to drive here and the one I'd most like to improve my best lap time. Michi had a good car for this track, 3rd easiest, imo. I was amazed when I set a 34:40 with the Lola in tiny fraction of the laps it took me to do 34:55 in the Ferrari.
You surprised me on lap 1 Burt. That Porsche looked like rabbit hopping onto the road. I barely missed you.
Thanks for the fun guys.