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#1 Gabriele Maruca

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

To all the drivers at oAo, the staff and the judges.

It has been almost a year since the facts that occurred in that fateful D1 Belgian Grand Prix.
In that event, driven by my desire to protect my drivers and the (wrong) feeling that I had been wronged in some way, with the help of some drivers I had pushed myself in displaying the absolute worst side of my character, one I wished to never show publicly.

To paraphrase Bob, I've tried to stop living with my hair on fire.

I've had a lot of time to reflect and think about my actions... and I want to ask for forgiveness. Life is too short to pass it from meltdown to meltdown and making enemies out of people without a good reason.

I hope we can get "back on the good foot" and leave this behind us.

All the best,

"Keep calm and go flat out!"

#2 Bo Bruce

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 11:03 AM

for me, the issue is in the past, and i am always one to give second chances to ~ sometimes third ;)
i will share that Gabe also wrote me personally with a similar heartfelt apology. which i also accepted. i agree, 100% life is too short on too many fronts.
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Posted 09 May 2019 - 12:12 PM


#4 Andrew Hutchinson

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:30 PM

Good to hear you're still into GPL.



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 10:32 PM

It's good to hear from you, G. I wasn't trying to be insulting with my comment about your fiery locks. It was simply my view of your uninhibited enthusiasm. I trust you still have that.  :)

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 03:20 AM

Gabriel, I hope to find you soon on the circuits. I was very happy to read your words. And you are right, life is too short to live at enmity. For my part I can say only this: you have made me happy the weekend.
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Posted 11 May 2019 - 04:01 AM

" Racing is Life, everything else is just .... waiting "

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:34 AM

Nice to hear from you again Gabriele.

I hope to see you on the server in the future. Nurburgring next after the D2 Zandvoort race today. So a nice easy track to get back into the swing of things. :D

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:38 AM

welcome back!

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:19 AM


It takes a big man to say sorry, the past is exactly that! we cant change it! only learn by it.
GPLer's are a small group we need to look after each another.
Welcome back Mate.

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