Number of posts : 22
Age : 49
Location : Rzeszow, Poland
Registration date : 2010-09-05
|Subject: Re: Round 12 - Mid Ohio 2 hours Thu 18 Nov 2010 - 18:35|| |
Well. I was clearly so much slower than anyone else that I had expected to be lapped about fifty-three thousand times before the end of the race, which wasn't far from the truth, actually
. I had an interesting fight with Tom and Franck in the early stages, but apart from that I had a lonely race, as no one was able to match my pace
. Tom got lost somewhere, and it was obviously due to his pedal problem - I wish I could have seen his braking lights being on all the time before the race, not during it. Towards the end I could see him finally getting up to speed and closing in on me at a tremendous rate, reducing my 20+ s. advantage to just 3s in a matter of a few laps, but then he must have run into some other problems, as I could see him drop back. That was just about the most exciting part of the second hour of racing for me ;-).
Congratulations to Honza, seeing the smoke I was concerned about your engine lasting the whole race, but it ended well. And I had foreseen this extra pit-stop for Matias
Number of posts : 858
Age : 47
Location : Earth Planet, Universe
Registration date : 2008-11-17
|Subject: Re: Round 12 - Mid Ohio 2 hours Thu 18 Nov 2010 - 19:52|| |
Tain mais quelle haine!
J'arrive sur le serveur et là j'ai des pings à plus de 500.
Je sors et redémarre la box et plus moyen de retrouver ma connexion.
Elle vient juste de revenir à l'instant même
Fait chier, mes 2 champs sont morts coup sur coup
Number of posts : 1079
Age : 68
Location : Beausoleil, France
Registration date : 2008-12-13
Number of posts : 13574
Age : 48
Location : Nice, France
Registration date : 2008-09-08
|Subject: Re: Round 12 - Mid Ohio 2 hours Fri 19 Nov 2010 - 21:00|| |
I was very happy with my win of Wednesday ! It was a hard fought battle, with the championship equation always in mind
. I wanted to go non-stop so started with full tanks and a long gearbox setting on which I only used the 4 bottom gears.
I was able to follow Matias and Honza in the first laps, helped by the Panteras who I think were slowing them down. But I spun stupidly after missing my braking point at the end of the long straight, blinded by the smoke of the cars in front of me. I lost some time letting people by before rejoining behind Franck M's BMW. In the left hander after the bump I thought you were letting me by and I kinda shut the door on you, so apologies for that
Then Matias and Honza had their incident and I closed the gap on them. There was a nice chase behind Jean-Louis and Ben too. Towards the end I realised my no-stop strategy was going to be just short of one lap, as Jean-Baptiste didn't seem to be wanting to lap me for the 4th time as I needed it
! But I knew that the later I stopped the more I would gain on those who had stopped earlier and thus had a longer pitstop. I finally did a splash-and-go 10 minutes from the end and rejoined 5s in front of Honza. And that was it
Grats to JB for his superb win and to all finishers ! Thanks to all for another great field and race !
|Subject: Re: Round 12 - Mid Ohio 2 hours || |