Good to see you're enjoying the HPD Alex
- I jumped in it the other day to reacquaint myself with it as LMP fever hit with Le Mans, but the steering input and aero factor seems very lazy and foreign compared with the Ford/Solstice, and it would mess with my head, so I decided to stay away
- unfortunate, but I don't wanna ruin it for my best cars!
Oh man, Last week at Sebring the early brake into T3 on Lap 1 caught me out...
I don't normally make stupid mistakes like that - but on this occasion I did!
I was ready to brake early, that wasn't the problem, it's because they all braked early and HARD. It was touch and go whether I'd make it or not, but I could tell straight away I didn't have enough if I stayed behind the Ford infront, so pulled out a little bit, left side wheels into the grass, Ford in front really didn't understand the situation or wasn't looking rearward (understandable), I got slowed to the normal speed, but we were side by side and we ended up hip and shouldering through the turn, he ended up spinning and caused problem for everyone behind - I got some steering damage but that's all, leader pulled away, blew his engine, I won, gained 170pts, 100 IR and 0.08SR
Who says mistakes don't pay? I apologized and he just gave me abuse, I felt bad during the race, but afterwards I thought "screw it", I've been hard done by many times before, and he definitely could have prevented contact too, bout time one went my way
Bit scared of Daytona, my setup is a bit sketchy in the infield, and I just can't get near my night lap from last season, which others are. Might give it a miss I think, dangerous track to start mid-pack at.