What a race. I like the Hungaroring so I was looking forward to a great race.
Came to qualy and improved my PB by 0,8 secs to a 1:52,04 which meant pos 10 on the starting grid.
Had a great start and was on pos 7 after the first lap with Senyorlobo in front and I4D4 behind. I was very pleased by the pace of the GTAm with full tank, which was nearly as good as with empty tank (haven't tried this when practising...).
Senyorlobo and the group in front pulled away and I had a tough time keeping I4D4 behind me until he did a mistake and lost some seconds. After that I could improve my pace a bit without the need to watch the rear view mirror all the time. Tried the save the tires a bit, but after some time I realised, that tire wear still would be to bad, so I went full attack with the tires, which didn't improve my laptimes thou...
In the pits I lost some time, because Von Burkis BMW drove directly in my way, when I wanted to leave my pit crew. Sorry that I touched you there!
After pitstop suddenly I had Zsoca directly behind me. I knew this will get a tough time... We closed our gap to I4D4 (he seemed to have had a shorter pitstop) who struggeled a bit with his tires?! He made his Commodore wide and with the Zsocas Mini in my rear view mirror it was a tough time overtaking him. Finally he got a bit on the gras and I could squeee the Alfa through. Zsoca could overtake him too, so I had again the Mini headlights in my mirror, with a Zsoca who was pushing and waiting for my mistake... Finally Cale lapped us (how fast he is!!!) and strangely after I let him pass I turned in and my front tires felt totally slippy. I lost some time and did some mistakes which Zsoca utilized to get through. Even thou he was obviously struggling with his tires too, I couldn't re-overtake him and ended the race on pos 8.
In the end this was a very good race for me. Despite the pitstop and the small mistakes in the end I did a perfect race with very consistent laptimes mostly in the 1:53 area, which was the fastest I could do with the GTAm with some safety in the race. So I am lucky!
In practise I tried to find a setup which didn't eat the front left tire so fast, but I didn't succeed. I think this was the first race for a long time, where I had to change tires on the pitstop. But overheating brakes (which was a problem on some tracks with GTAm) was no problem this time...
Unfortunately the Alfa drivers Pete and Fla$H didn't appear, would have been interesting to see their pace in the Alfa.
Grats to the Porsche podium
Thx all for racing!