@mrgrieves he does have something to race for.. Could @lemon get a clean sweep of victories?? Pressures on :-)
Made a good start and got through the carnage at the first corner to get into 5th. Passed Alfred @ljkobrien but I think he braked a bit too late and knocked me onto the grass at the turn 2 hairpin. Tried my best to get past him over the next few laps, nearly achieving it a few times on lap 3. Make it stick with drs on lap 3. Tried to chase @strunk27 as I set the fastest lap but tyres started to wear and I pitted lap 6 for options (2 stop strategy – option- option – prime)
Came out 9th and after everyone made their stops I was 3rd. passed @infernojim and @strunk27 as they were coming out of the pits on these laps but may have misjudged @ljkobrien Alfred’s speed coming out of the pits and hit him as we came to the apex of the first corner (sorry mate!).
There were quite a few drivers behind me around lap 9 (infernojim, Strunk, Snake, Alfred I believe?) but something happened at the hairpin before the long straight so managed to build a gap. tried to catch Y2J @mrgrieves who was in second. Thought i was doing really well but didn’t appreciate that others may 1 stop. Closed the gap on him but the pack of 3 had caught up behind me before my 2nd stop on lap 13.
Came out at the back with @McWoblin who I would pass a lap later. Y2J @mrgrieves was right in front of me after his stop and we had an unbelievable battle for the remaining 9 laps.
We ran side by side and even passed and repassed several times. He must of had good traction or straight line speed as I found him difficult to pass even with drs. Alfred @ljkobrien had come out in front of him so I knew if I passed y2j I could challenge Alfred for 5th (4th with his penalty). Unfortunately he pulled away (must of turned his engine up or me and y2j were losing time fighting). @Strunk27 had caught us up to turn it into a three car battle for 6th. You have to watch the video im in the middle of uploading…. It was such a good fight but drs and a mistake from me meant it passed me and would later blast past y2j too. My tyres were wearing towards the end I I was low on fuel. Was unsure whether I should turn the engine down as a mistake from the guys in the front would still give me a chance. In the end I stayed where I was and finished 7th. An awesome race!
DOTD – @ms20.. How he got from the back to finish 2nd I don’t know! Awesome drive
My video will be up before the weekend!