Well... this time I was feeling it boys, really feeling it. Too bad I'v fucked up my setup by shortening too much the top gear, giving me 10K RPM in both the straights before and after the loop. Only thing is, I did that modification just before race, pretty dumb of me, I must say.
So, the start wasn't actually so bad, flashed from 13th to 9th after the first part of the esses thanks also to a Honda and a Ferrari (I'm sure about the Ferrari, not that much about the Honda) flying off the track, always checking at both my sides to not clip someone over or, worse, squash him on the armco. At the straight I saw the engine revving top scale and then the temps started to take a hike: at the loop I was at 53°C. Not a pretty sight and I thought it was best to brake early, not stress the engine too much unless it was necessary and at least try to take it home.
Then Andrew and Dodge -came. And I was scared shitless. I don't know how I did it, but I saw the replay and the only explanation possible might be that Nuvolari possessed me for a while: occupying the centre, getting in big risks to not let people pass unless they were lapping me... I don't know how the hell I managed to pull that off.
DDodge, on 14 October 2017 - 11:25 AM, said:
This little slider of a track is fun. I couldn't qualify, because of our coin situation, but no change as I always qualify in back, anyway. Had fun, chasing Gabriele, sad that he had trouble behind me.
Yeah, what Don said ^^;
Andrew Hutchinson, on 14 October 2017 - 11:34 AM, said:
On the first lap all of the cars disappeared on the straight and when they reappeared I lost track of where the car was on my inside and decided to stay wide and from there I put a wheel on the grass and dropped to last. Coming back up I followed Richard for a bit and when he was to the inside of the big turn between the straights I got a run and got ahead of him by taking the outside. At track out we warped and that was that. I had no problem with what I did - I thought it was fair and I was ahead at point of contact - but I'm also well aware of the risk. I guess I could have gone on the grass. I was straight enough I wouldn't hit the armco but at the time I didn't think I would need to. Later on I narrowly missed his car in the esses so at least I got that right. Next up I came upon Gabriele and he wanted to race more than I did. Whatever he was fighting made me have to checkup hard three times on the straights. On the last attempt I ran into him as he moved over to the right. With brakes locked up I managed to spin right in the middle of the S/F straight. Not my greatest moment in GPL, nor his.
Well mate, I had really a blast battling with you: we had a really fair fight. Although I felt bad for your spin, at first I thought I had bumped you or something, since I was getting back on the line. Too bad that the battles took a big toll on my engine and it poofed at lap 24: managed to limp back in the pits and used my Shift-R, but only lasted 5 more laps until the gearbox decided to put an end to it and handed to me an uncontrollable car, forcing me into a spin at the Loop that has costed me the finish (again).
You know... I'm not even mad at the -100-something coins I have in my check. I really am not. I had too much fun today to even be mad at all