In my second run had a good lap, and ran a PB (Eagle WR) that was good enough for Pole. Not that it was obvious, as Lasse had the upper hand whole week while testing offline/online. And he still has the overall WR by a few 1/100s.
Start was solid, held on to the lead, but instantly had Lasse in my tow. I did expect him to be faster early race also due to the fuel load, and he had a good tow towards Masta Kink. After that I still had a good tow and overspeed, but did not want to force the issue towards Stavelot. Basically my plan was to try to contain the damage done on the first laps and then try to keep the pressure on; trying to close the gap bit by bit. And after a few laps I kept pace with Lasse, or marginally gained, before Lasse went mid17 and I made a mistake at Stavelot hitting the armco. Minor damage only luckily. But a lap later Lasse touched the inside armco at Masta Kink and spun out.
From then on could pace myself and control the race. But late race wanted to set a decent fast lap. Lucky win when Lasse was the guy to beat today. But I was happy the way I drove, I did not give in and tried to push as hard as possible without binning it. The pace we both had early race was quite astonishing. Despite your DNF congrats Lasse on your performance. I could have been the first to make that fatal mistake...
Well done Tris and Michael for podium, and well done finishers!
Sorry to see my teamleader suffer from an incident, missing out on a double podium. Unlucky Dag.
Also bad luck to those caught up in that multicar crash at Stavelot....
Thanks all for racing, and thanks Michael for org!
Edited by Robert Fleurke, 14 May 2022 - 01:01 PM.