@supernicebob What was the problem with the wheel, in the end? That looked pretty frustrating! I find the connector at the back of the wheel where the pedals plug in to be pretty dodgy, and sometimes it falls out (luckily hasn’t happened in a Collantine Cup race yet). I think you had the opposite problem though!
@slr Sorry if I scared you into lifting a bit as we ran down to Eau Rouge. I kept checking behind and I was really worried you might have “actually” been alongside. I’m glad to see this at least wasn’t the case, though.
@jamiefranklinf1 @sato113 Just a quick tip: make sure you select “Widescreen (16:9)” rather than “Standard (4:3)” in Windows Movie Maker. It’s under the “Project” tab and it will prevent the letterboxing.
And everyone, judging by the videos, it appears the start lights go out about half a second later for me (and probably all Australians) due to the lag. So… yeah. I’m not really going to be leading into turn 1 no matter where I qualify or how well I start! But that’s probably why it seems as though I keep missing the start and getting swamped (and involved in collisions).
So here’s my shortest highlights video ever! But honestly, I haven’t left anything out. That’s genuinely all that happened. And apologies for the dialogue — someone was watching the tennis final in the same room and then at one stage my cat jumped up onto my wheel and blocked my view!
• Messed up at Pouhon on my first qualifying lap, messed up Pouhon even worse on the second (which I aborted) and didn’t make it back out of the pits in time for a third. Thankfully, the first was enough for pole.
• Got probably my best start of the season. Counted for nothing considering the lights apparently go out at different times depending on where in the world you live.
• Saw a proximity arrow for Jamie on the left, but there was none (as you can see) for @Electrolite on the right. Consequently, I had no idea he was up the inside and I turned in on him, which meant I ricocheted into Jamie and scored a penalty.
• Drove as smoothly as I could, built a sufficient gap back to Jamie to compensate for the penalty.
• Everyone disconnected.
Overall, I was happy with my race and I’d probably say not making any real mistakes for a change (actually, must be the first time ever!) helped me hold onto a lead rather than throwing it away. Anyway, the most uneventful Collantine Cup race I’ve ever taken part in… Happy to win, annoyed by the disconnects.
And Jamie, don’t worry about my points lead so much. It’s very unlikely I’ll make the final two races, and virtually certain I’ll be missing the finale at least. :-)