After a week of enjoying the mosler i went for the vertigo as a very late car choice for the race,mainly due to the fact i suffered badly with tyre drop off in the mosler,and ofcourse the 2 stops it would need,qual 6th in the verty using the ezza setup,as the start went i suddenly discovered how bad this long 1st gear was,it felt like a real crawl away with a TVR nipping at my heels to get past,i made it to the first turn and was still jangled and flapping about the tvr behind and gave a small tap to a red vertigo going into turn one,sorry to whoever that was,it caused you to go hop left a bit and upset kristof neilssons exit,but all on our way safely,i then i had to give best to the tvr and kris in the mosler as the screamed past me on the outside at the next turn,a few laps later after good closing in and chasing down kristof,he locks a bit and goes in a turn very wide,i believe im close enough to put my nose in for a look at a pass but kris's mistake on the way in isnt as bad as it first looks,so he suddenly appears on my right,from my screen i see some daylight between the back of his car and me,but then his car goes into a spin,it looked exactly like he has just been tapped,the replay shows i tap his back end spinning him,and to add to the horror,the closely following oppis simply has nowhere to go and he suffers too
,i am sorry to you both,more so to kris,i wont try and hide behind any kind of lag issue or excuse like that,i thought i saw an opportunity to pass that with the benefit of hindisght,and looking at the replay i can now see simply wasnt there,that corner is a tricky one at the best of times,variable lines in and out,but all my bad No Excuses
.I continued on after checking my rear view and seeing letting kris back through wasnt really a good option,i could keep with fane,and close the gap down a bit,then i went off for no real good reason,and made a real mess of getting going again,beached on kerbs,stalling due to that ridiculous 1st gear,when i did get going again i ended up in a major battle with gearchange and svtdrivah,great close stuff,and some monumental defence stuff from gearchange,his resolve to not let me pass is very strong,sometimes to his own detrement i must say,how svt managed to miss us both almost at a standstill at some of the turns is remarkable,i eventually did get past and done my one and only stop,i was always amazed at how good the tyres stayed all through the race,and how good that ezza setup was,despite the moody 1st gear :p,a finish of 4th,but it feels a bit tainted to me,i would have prefered a clean pass on kristof nielsson!
,sorry again to you m8.
Congrats to the lad Jay for a romp away victory,and to Fane for 2nd,no shame in it when Jay is on that kind of form m8,and to our other habitual podium monkey The Ezz rounding out the sun soaked podium of Portugal.
And what can we say Mr. K ? ,you didnt even get to have a run round this time after all your efforts
,for what its worth,you set up yet another cracker for us all,many thanks.