So, I just did my career race. Started in 7th after a horribly wet qualifying…
Went prime / prime / option on a 50% race distance 28 lap race. We’ll be on 22 laps on Monday, so will be slightly different there I guess.
I managed to win the race, but not sure about my pace. First 10 lap stint, I had a fastest lap in the late 1:34s, but most laps were in mid 1:35 – 1:36 range, which seemed slow, but heavy fuel loads.
In my second prime stint, a further 11 laps, I managed to lower the fastest lap to the low 1:33s marker, and was lapping consistently in the mid 1:33 – late 1:34 range
Then on the Options, I got the fastest lap down to 1:31.9, and of my 7 laps, 2 were in the 1:31s, a further 2 in the 1:32s, and then I had 2 laps where I was held up by traffic and in the 1:34s and a lap in the 1:33s, where I made a couple of small errors.
Think my race pace is okay, but not sure it’s going to be front running pace come Monday night. The good news is that I got to the end with no penalties, and indeed barely any warnings for corner cutting, so a clean race should get me some solid points come Monday!