Iestyn Davies

Member Since 06 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active Oct 20 2019 09:27 AM

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S22 R9 Zeltweg71

10 August 2019 - 10:36 AM

Great to be back racing.. I turn 30 in two races time and on that day is the full memorial GP at Reims! :wow:

Got a slight PB in practice and almost matched it in qually to take 3rd on the grid. Felt like I got a good start, much better than the practice start at least, but still I lost two positions to the flying Frank and Tris.

Coming into the penultimate corner on lap 1, Tris suddenly lost momentum while aiming inside of the corner, perhaps from a missed gear/box of neutrals or possible blown engine. I tried to aim as far inside of him as I could, but still we made contact as I heard the contact noise and could see him flying in the mirror, as I was spun inside onto the grass. :(

Recovering, I passed Marcos, John, Michael (who I was sad to see going off on the outside, as he was flying in the Honda, I hope I didn't crowd him into Dr Tiroch), Yannick (down on power) and Dag, to begin the chase of Frank for the final podium place.

Through the mid-race, the gap stabilised at around 4-5 seconds, when I had one brief over-correction on the steering which threw off the calibration and led to a slow lap fixing it to go straight again.

Coming up to more lappers, I pushed again and did back to back 43s to get to the back of Frank, as we passed Yannick and Carlos. If I kept it up I might have challenged him before race end, but coming into Bosch Kurve, the car did not react as I expected and after 2-3 bumps of the wall, the chase was off, top speed in 5th down to 175mph and I was counting my lucky stars to finish and hope it didn't cost too much damage. :cc_surrender:

The pace at the front was fabulous and Frank drove really well to complete the podium!

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