Still so much to learn....
I have been into sim racing for some time now (started GPL back in 1998) but I have to admit thereīs still one or two tricks of the trade to be learnt.
The opening stages of the race were quite entertaining, circulating somewhere around 14th to 16th position, holding the opposition off, passing, trying to outbrake someone, sliding wide or just going round with that big grinn we all recognize so well.
But then come the pitstops. I had decided lap 14 would be a quite appropriate moment to dash into the pit to have things done that should be done during pitstops. Emphasis on the word "should"
However somewhat distracted by a number of cars that seriously intended to rob me of my position, I suddenly found myself past the pitlane entrance in lap 15 with an alarmingly flashing red light in the fuel gauge !
Had to slow down to reach the pits and consequently lost the minimal gap I had on the competition but luckily reached save habour. I read somewhere that it is recommended to at least practice one pitstop on any track just to be sure you know where to stop etc. But hey what can go wrong when youīve been into simracing the for such a long time ? Well quite a few things really. As I hadnīt practiced this particular exercise here, it took me
I think five times reversing out off theĻpitlane and re-entering hoping that my sleeping/dead mechanic
would jump back to life again.
Also, if you decide that itīs just fuel that you need, itīs wise to give all the other options a no
. Right , I forgot that too
. All in all it cost me about two laps on ,mind you, the last car on the grid. Needless to say I feel like
and I admit
Isnīt this a shame for my teamie Petemate who has done such a great job so far. P&D are in desperate need of some extra points after two races already !
Yet, I had great fun last night, wouldnīt have missed it for the world and thanks especially Nappe for taking over things and thanking the rest of the pack for great racing.
Cheers, (Senior) Dan