I feel a bit disappointed,and a bit surprised Karlos chose to open his report with "McDanger turned in me on a straight",i just checked the replay of that incident that i remember well from the race,if there was a prize for the most innocuous and complete nothing bit of contact,i would maybe be eligible for it,as you said,i was being badly boxed in when i closed in on Burny who was wide on the exit,i really didnt know you were squeezing up there at my back right wing,actually my first thoughts were to force myself to far left,but there was no room there for another car,so avoided the back of him with a swerve to the right,causing me to lightly scratch your paintwork,no great loss of speed or anything else as far as i could see from the replay,and yes i also remember your breeze past on the oval,a situation i found myself in all race long really,a quickly knocked up poor slow setup,and constant adjusting and tweaking control sensitivities right up to the last seconds of warmup was not competitive for me at all,but i did have a good start and was feeling ok at this point,it all went down hill when i couldnt avoid the freshly landed Kristoffer Nielson from his spectacular flipping session just ahead after a punt from Digi,Karlos just made it past unscathed,i didnt,dropped a few places there,my next memory is a good duel with Gupster,i went for a move on a fast infield section turn,and i think it was decent opportunity for a pass,but there was contact just at the apex putting Gup to the grass,at the time i though he was put off in a much bigger way than he was,but he held a grass slide very well to get back on,but almost instantly after the contact i backed off totally with only one thought in mind to let Gups back ahead,we both ended up on the rough apron bit on the approach to the following turn and ended up side-by-side,i took a little nudge from Gup there putting me off again,although i can assure you m8,i had no intention to keep that place from you under those circumstances,anyway when i came back on,it was just in front of a battling little pack of cars,i dont think it was a hidden surprise kind of deal here at all,hence everyone made it past ok,but big ben didnt,sorry you lost it there,but do you really think i can take the blame for it? :confused:,there was the entire right side of the track clear to pass where everyone else did,i was deliberately staying left to allow that,yet you chose the spare 2 feet to my left,including the kerb and grass,and appeared to "keep your foot in".
My recent pc probs are not an excuse for my performance here,i was nowhere near the pace even before those probs,working now on getting my GTR2 feeling the way it did before and hopefully have a proper run out next meeting.
Sorry to Karlos for turning in on you on the straight,and sorry to ben for causing you to spin swerving to avoid me recovering,mostly sorry to Gups though for spoiling a nice bit of racing,thankfully you suffered very little there compared to me,which is how it should be in these incidents i think.
Thank you Karlos and NGR for letting me race here.