Robert Fleurke

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S21 R12 Phoenix International Raceway

15 September 2018 - 11:04 AM

Arghh...I did start the race in the wrong lane just noticed in replay! I did wonder why Greg stayed on the inside, but in my mind the Pole was inside. I got confused since yesterday Pole was inside, and today it was outside. Really sorry, wasn't intentional to gain an advantage or so...

Race report later. Great job all!

S21 R10 Aintreer

18 August 2018 - 09:46 AM

In quali did enough for Pole, but always a little mistake in every lap, surely sub41 is on the boards somewhere...

Start was slowish, and Roy nailed it taking the lead. But I had a good run at the backstraight, Roy defended the inside line, but braked early and I could pass him on the outside, mostly because Roy gave room and braked early as said. Nearly I went off at the exit though...

Built a comfy gap, without too much pushing, and already had a 8s lead or so after 5 laps. But I put my RR tire against the white line/kerb while braking for Anchor Crossing and looped it clubbing the wall with my RR. Wheel fell off, had to seems the white line acts the same like out of the last turn, as a little kerb, unsettling the car. No excuses, should have left some margin...

Together with Enrique's forced retirement, this is a major disaster for the team's bid, and my personal bid. It's funny, was telling myself to pace it, and take no risks whatsoever and then not realizing driving to close to the edge of the grass in a braking pressure, was determined to finish when I saw Enrique FFing DNFing.

Just one of those deals, driver mistake. It caught me out by surprise, nothing I could do to save it...this season I've been making mistakes too often, I got away with it at Adelaide looping it 360. At Montjuic it put me back in the pack with damage, and today it's a DNF. It's a good lesson, not to use up the track so much (but respecting the edges a bit more), and I apologize to my teammates...

Good luck to the runners ;)

S21 Brno 1949

04 August 2018 - 10:47 AM

Great to be back with oAo and GPL! :)

Had been away from GPL for 7 weeks, just started monday night again. First lap spun almost every corner, but after 5 laps got the hang of it (again). Was pretty confident challenging for the win in the Brab, even tho I knew Greg would be mighty having a 5m23 in the Ferrari. Since he was using the Eagle, I thought it would be very hard to challenge him.

In pre-quali Greg showed his long track class, but wasn't able to reproduce it in quali. Therefore my lap was good enough, made a mistake in s3, but the aim was a PB that I just missed out on...

Still happy with Pole, and a solid start in the lighter Brabham made sure I had a comfortable lead after a lap, also when Greg made a mistake. No pressure at all, ran pretty consistent, but started to suffer after halfway. Just haven't got the endurance conditioned yet after a long break. Had a couple of close calls, but kept it on the track. Was basically cruising in a consistent pace, longing for the finish I must admit. But fate caught up with me and I got a screenfreeze entering the slowest chicane in s3, in the penultimate lap. Did have one during the week, offline.

All I can do is accept what is, out of my control. I'm not frustrated, but unhappy for the team. If anything wanted to build up the coins tally again.

Therefore I'm very happy with Enrique's performance, you saved the team today amigo! Fantastico! :D

Many congrats to Greg for his (first?) win, I couldn't wish it to a better guy. Also well done Iestyn and Michael for podium, and finishers. One of the hardest tracks in GPL for sure without real brakemarkers as well. Commiserations to the retirements...

Thanks to Bruce and all involved organizing! :)

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo @ Nordschleife.

29 June 2018 - 03:09 PM

5m19s :Eyecrazy: Incredible, it's like being fast forwarded...

Note they don't use the Sudkehre part of the GPL version, so it's slightly shorter. So the lap starts immediately towards the Nordkehre. Timo Bernhard is the driver. He avoids the concrete banking at the Karoussel. 340kmh (212mph) towards Schwedenkreuz and 330kmh (205mph) towards Adeneuer Forst :P At the Döttinger Höhe backstraight redlining at about 369kmh (229mph). That's real fast considering the downforce this car has. The cornering speeds are simply amazing, it has so much grip and downforce. In fact, this 919 is faster than a F1 car, it also did beat the Spa record (mind you in WEC spec it would be considerably slower, they've tried to get everything out of it, the cars are out of competition anyway).

This mean the old record of the late Stefan Bellof -with a 956- now finally has been beaten. It was done with the permission of Bellof's family.

A Simulated F1 Blast From The Past!

16 March 2018 - 06:59 AM

Nice setup, and then they use a single screen Field of View for triple screens :P

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