The season is far from over, but still feel like writing an acceptance speech
Thanks guys, very happy I did clinch the D1 drivers c'ship already. I've been very lucky this season in general, but I'm also driving better than ever I believe! If anything, I didn't have too much expectations, I just raced from race to race. As said, all the bad luck in previous seasons turnt into good fortune. Still, had my share of bad luck with the blanked screens events early in the season, but due to the mass disco at BA it was damage control only losing the win at Brands. In a way I was lucky to finish having twice a blanked screen there...later in the season we had the dreaded start incident at the Ring. A major dent in our team c'ship bid, and we lost Greg as a team. He's still on the team and we have had contact again. He has his private reasons he's not able to race ATM here. I do respect that.
Very thankful I'm able to practice this hobby, and still to learn so much. Even when the learning curve flattens out, the challenge is also still to improve myself, and I'm still driving PB's all the time
Many thanks to all drivers, without you I'm nothing. It's been a fun ride this season so far, but also have to say Roy has been thoroughly unlucky after a good season start, when he took a break. As it appearred, Michael was my greatest challenger, it also says something about the points system. If you're able to be a solid finisher, it will be rewarded. Then again, Michael has been unlucky at times as well. If he hadn't missed a race, and hadn't crashed in Monaco and Mosport, plus yesterday's event he could have given me a run to the end of the season.
It's a fact the opposition made me look better than I am. I'm pleased I could beat Roy fair and square at Monza and the Glen. It's great he's back on the grid. It's a shame Iestyn, Gerd and Lore aren't performing to their usual level, due to several reasons. Much respect for still racing despite that. Michiel is potentially also a better driver than me, shown often in 1 lap pace in lesser cars. IMO he's also still a bit rusty in racing conditions looking at his results. And then Tom Guérout arrived, ATM the fastest driver around. If he's around for next season in topcars, then the order will be shaken up. Also a shame Col lost interest, but I do understand. It's a great honour to succeed my former teamie, friend and rival!
Again, thanks to everyone making oAo possible. In the first place Bruce, it's a great league and format you have built. Also thanks to the TSG group (Claudio) and the Race Stewards: Bob Holada, Michael Lowery and John Hammonds. Also many thanks to my teamies for their dedication and moral support! At last but not least thanks to all drivers, it's been a blast so far this season! Cheers!
Edited by Robert Fleurke, 02 November 2017 - 07:52 AM.