Originally Posted by psyfungi
So, I got in ok, eventually, but with some unexpected behaviours.
I saw your chat with something about the wheel?
After I hit you in beginning of the race I wasn't sure but you said go so I went.
Very sorry for the hit and even more if the hit caused your steering to get worse.
So.......it was ketchup racing as usual for me.
Being lower in the grid anyway that meant working hard to see someone at all. It took a loooong time but the 911 is such a fun car it didn't matter.
Due to some mishaps of others I found my opponents. The differences in cars was great and it took more than one's normal tricks to pass cars and then stay in front!
Somehow I managed to get into top 10 and then I saw Daz further up the road. First I met Filneuve's Ferrari.
Man that was fun! We had a serious battle with me getting desperate and trying twice outside T1, IN the turn! LOL.
The third time I went inside instead and could keep it in front. John W was not far away! Nice.
I can't remember the order atm but I messed up at T1 once and was behind them both, Fil in front, then John.
I then had caught John because he was fighting Fil with the same difficulty as I had done before but also because I started to understand the car and track better.
From lap 16 or so it became one of the finest fights I ever had in sim racing and I can easily say that the replay is well worth watching.
It soon became clear that John and I were fast in different corners and we both couldn't steal each other's ideas, just didn't work.
When one of us was in front and tried to challenge Fil again we couldn't find a way through and the other would catch up and fight hard again.
Then the positions swapped lap by lap! If you see the gaps in the stats you know how exciting it was. Well, you don't because you need to watch the replay.
At some point I had passed John and then had my best corners laying ahead so I had a little time to breath......nope.
Daz had spun and I took the wrong path and so did Fil.
We had to slow down a lot and of course, John passed, damn!
But Fil managed to be in front and I did another lap long fight with John until the finish. I tried HARD and of course outside in T1 didn't work as John just followed Fil on the inside and I had to follow again. One last try at the last hairpin , one of my better turns. I gained speed for the Esses but there simply was no room.
With a difference of 0.1 sec. we finished, but both behind superFil!
Thanks guys, that was awesome!!!
Grats to cap. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did.