Nothing to do with Luck Geoffers, that was shear professionalism what i witnessed last night! I'm pretty sure yer back up in the points again after this one! well done NG!
Istanbull...... what a track... and an E-type.... how slow
Last night we found out just how fast and slow some cars could become, the Ferrari's where right up there in the 2.21's with JohnW leading the fight, Cap7 beeing not far behind, as a matter of fact, i think i remember cap was in front first.... or i was just denying JohnW's existance, since i dont believe in Aliens... As so far i haven't seen him in the races
cant believe what ya cant see, right? yep.. all human here, all 5'8 and 270 pounds offit.
Picking the E-type was kinda obvious to me, i just love the lines offit... and i wasn't gonna be buggered that it was deadslow, i just wanted to enjoy it.
So, come racetime i'm in about 12th spot, get confused and see ppl taking off, whoops.. green green green somewhere i recon... missed the start completely
Just took off, and found out the rest around me was also asleep. Tom, Heatcan had the weirdest error ever on the startgrid.... or not even there: as soon as he hit "start" he was floating somewhere above the midfield, NOT on the startinggrid..... he sayd he "delayed a plane to be here" ... i guess he means he called the airport to report a bomb; no worries, at this time he should be under arrest and Faux news will be there to report this blithering tourist
"terrrrrst" (like GWB would say)
Anyways.... coming onto T1, it's quite wide when everybody is asleep on green, i was expecting some squeezing, but hell no, just a barbeque.... Dastardly mistaken his winebottle for a shifter, corrected and hit first gear whilst going too fast... POOFFFF engine on fire... Musta been fun for that Falcon behind him (who was in that again.. doh!)
With the demise of some and me relaxing i scooterd upto 9th spot or something and let Solmyr and BillS play infront of me, whilst Woody was starting to herass me from the back... so from relaxed driving, i went into superpersuitmode and got rid of woody, who obviously had a better setup, as he could get the E-type to steer in at higher speeds then i could, so my style was all upto finding the brakemarkers again. Might be that Woodster was on a different set of tires that actually had grip for the first 10 laps.. i never did experiment with tires... doh!
Closing in on Solmyr's Ferrari (i thought those things could do 2-21's? or didn't ya tell Solmyr where the Boostbutton was?) and BillS's Renault Alpine (how i wish it would just simply blow up.. but oh no... it hadda haunt me later on) i noticed these guys were in a nice furball, So closing in was even easier... 2 dogs fighting, 3rd one runs off with the bone anyone? Solmyr went wide and Bill was already past and by the time i had rounded one curve, that sticky alpine had already completed 3 corners.. ah well... KETCHUP!
Somehow i HAD to catch that alpine, call me vain, but i just cant let myself be beaten by a Renault, be it the alpine actually has very nice lines... it's still a bloody renault. (probably the best they ever built! yes.. my opinion, fry me.
) As i got closer, the alpine couldn't handle the high speeds of the straights, but it could bloody well corner, allthough bill didn't push it hard enough in the first part of our challenge, he DID in the last part... the pressure was completely on! it was good fun that bill was on our comms as well, we punned eachother on track AS well as on comms every couple of laps
Where he would get me on the corners, and roll onto my bumper, i would get away on the straights, be it occasionally that he'd be on the inside, braking late and me keeping a gap for him when i had the feeling we was gonna hit... then a bit later i learned, with about 6 laps to go, just block the basterd when yer in front... going up the hill left, right.. then floor it and lose bill again.. he got infront a couple of times on that corner, but if i'd stay on his bumper that last straight would get me past him every time.. he could brake late for those last Esses, but he just couldn't find a way round the arse of the E-type, allthough he did try and succeed a couple of times... it was really a blast at trying to keep it together, and with the front tires failing first, i had to start swinging the rear out to try and get the car setup for the corner, and to warm the rears somewhat to start a drifting style. It did up my laptimes again, just enough to not have to keep blocking Bill's renault.. as it felt like that sometimes
Since none of the SJ's were on podiumspots for as far as i could tell, i HAD to have 6th position behind Tom's (Champy's) 5th position.... when i crossed the line i was sweating like mad, i beat the bloody renault (sorry bill) but i also lost my "relaxed drive" what i had intended (and knew it was never going to work
As everybody was congratulating everybody , i made sure to get a couple more points by doing another lap..... i'm pretty sure not many ppl noticed it, twas for a reason
Anyways, good racing lads, sorry i didn't post a post-race-report last week, just didn't feel like it, allthough it was a bloody good race. Kudos to Bill for only tapping me once when i hadda be slow to even MAKE the corner.
Woof ~ Woof & :salute:
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Got this forum sealed up have ya? oh well.. i can live with that.. but i love SMILIEEEESSSSSS...
File yer reports here as well boys: http://forum.simjunkies.org/index.php?topic=6768.0