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I'll give my report later.
3 March 07, 21:30
Quick Review, qualified about 6th, at the start there was lots of bumping, I stayed about 6th.
After about 1/4 of the 2nd lap, i was side by side with JTwilliamsIII he had a moment and spun me. I tried rejoin in a hurry and got clipped (my fault). Ended up in 20th, Fought my way up to 2nd.
Finished the race with 49 litres in the tank, if i had of dropped 40L at the stop I would have beat sidewinder16
My fault, but happy with 2nd, best finish yet and despite my not liking the car or track it was fun, even enjoyed, being able to walk around during the pitstops.
3 March 07, 21:37
Had goood start few bumps at start was up to 9th with Phil on back straight goin into T1 inside line but back end went loose and i went into tyre wall :eek:
lost helluva lot of time limping round to pits. Finished 14th i think but was happy with my drive, congrats to Sidewinder. Nice drive have flicked through replay, You did well m8. :up: :up:
Same time next week guys? Where though thats what we have to vote on :rolleyes:
3 March 07, 21:55
That was great fun guys...Aside from the first lap bumper car festival all went well here. The pitstops surely made for extreme entertainment. Hope we can do some more like that. Lots of clean racing the whole time! Right on guys!
Well it was a fun race afterall but this track is buggy on the pits.i had the the first slot pit and when i stop the pitboard took a lot amount of time to show.i had to back,then forward then back again untill finnaly the damm thing appear.so lost lots of time but enjoy your company and hope to do this again maybe in another track but with the same class car because its more intersting.want to thank Dan for the server and congratulate Sidewinder for his victory.
Could someone upload the replay? my didnt record the race:o thanks
3 March 07, 22:53
Got a terrible start of the line dropped back two places before T1. I was a little too cautious into T1 and as such I caused bentfocus behind me to take evasive action but there was not much he could do but crash into the
back of me sorry dude :(. That then caused me to hit the back of PHILH959 causing him and I to spin. So it was back to P20 for me.
This left me with a mountian to climb. By the end of the first lap I was back up to P15. Of course with a now damaged car I was a bit unsure of the handling giving a few odd moments. A few laps later I got a little bit ambitous in passing Jack Stand III into T1 and we had a small collision but we both came out of it OK. Later that lap I screwed up and thus he got back by me but the next turn he done a 180 prompting some emergency braking on my part.
When the first stops came around I had somehow managed to drag myself up to fourth. With a new tank of gas, tyres and repaired aero I emerged out of the pit in P5 with Karlos behind me. About 5 or 6 laps later for some reason I lost the back in T4 went off into the grass and rejoined the track in P6. Gupster saw his chance and took me for P6. I tried to get him back around the outside into T1 but he proved more than a match for me and stayed ahead. After staring at his car for long enough I took a chance outbraking him into the last chicane. It worked and got me up to P4.
By the second stop I came in in P2 to emerge P6. PHILH959 tried to take advantage of me warming up my tyres but it looked like he outbraked himself into the chicanes. That next lap Karlos emerged out of the pit behind me. At this stage the slownlow and BuRnY were over a minute ahead and I was getting ready to settle for a podium finish. Little did I realise they had an extra stop to make and with two laps left I was eyeing up a race victory. Sure enough I held it on track and got my first victory on the NoGrip server.
As for the whole timescaled tyre, fuel, and mechanical damage forcing pitstops, I found it enjoyable and would be well up for something like that again.
4 March 07, 00:16
What a great race sidewinder. I saw you get into trouble early, but you stuck with it...excellent job!
4 March 07, 12:48
Sorry fellas,my old hard disk let go saturday afternoon,by the time i got round to realising the problem and getting a fresh install done,you were probably all in bed :( ,hopefully i will be nicely upgraded on the pc front for the next one.
5 March 07, 16:53
Well as this was my first "race" with you guys I was very cautious. Started 18th & when the greens came on there was a bit of stop and go in front of me..I checked up a little and I think that messed up the guy behind me..sorry. I then looked ahead to T1 and watched the dance begin...I was able to wind my way thru the debris and thought to myself "well that'll be the last time I pass any of these guys in this race..LOL". .Sidewinder, I actually thought that was a pretty good pass you put on me in T1...tried to give you room cause I could see you coming hard in my rearview ...then you got out of shape a bit and I was able to get by.. I had the inside line into the hard left hander just before the banking...a little over-zealous with the throttle and spun it in front of you and a few others --rookie mistake -sorry for that..a little later worn right sides got me into the wall after the banking chicane but only minimal damage.....I think I ended up in 8th?? ...all in all it was great fun.
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