I have my sister and her boyfriend visiting us so didn't have much practice and I knew that my setup was in-sufficient to properly take a win but was hoping to get a good start and maybe defend hard....
Had a bad Q and an even worse start but kept up with the other M3s and got past Alberto at T1, sorry if I didn't leave you enough room on the outside there mate but I hope and think that I did
After that I got past Ben and Albert as well, Ben when he went wide or I passed him into the chicane, not sure which one it was and Alessio when he overshot the chicane and I could hook myself onto Teemu's backend which I was happy with doing.
Felt that I was quicker in the corners yet again but also slower on the straights (I have not been able to find the reason for it and the only thing I can think of is the 5 speed compared to the 6 speed (I use the 5 speed, Teemu I think use the 6 speed )).
Was staying put behind Teemu putting him under a little bit of pressure and then Alessio caught us up and when I was slightly slow at T3 Alessio missjudged my speed and we made contact half spinning me. Thanks for waiting Alessio but I think it was a racing incident
After that I was trying to hook onto Bens' rear end as he got past after me and Alessio having our tangle but he was also faster in a straight line so he was constantly getting away from me by a few tenths every lap
Finished 9th after having a great last lap battle with Franck which I enjoyed very much Sorry for the slight contact under braking for the chicane, got a bit sideways when on the brakes but I hope it was an ok pass?
Well done to Jesper, Ole and especially Ben for the championships in each class and Jesper on the overall championship win
Thank you to everyone that I had a battle with, especially Ben, Franck, Teemu and Alessio who I met at several occasions on track and almost allways opened up for really nice battles.
Best moments for me this season was my class win at the 1hr Donington event and the second event at Donington which saw 3-4 of us in a big train battling for the win
Thank you also to HSO and everyone that has made this season possible because it has been a truly wonderful experience racing with you guys, enhancing my skills and, most importantly, having lots of fun while doing so. I will deffinitly be back for more of the same :aie:
Now I'm off to bed and tomorrow some good food and laughter with my relatives before heading onto Oran Park to have a bit of fun with the F5000 cars
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Alberto Ibañez Racing Legend
Number of posts : 16788 Age : 120 Location : International Simracing Organisation Registration date : 2010-09-17
Thanks to all participants in both the BTCC and Caterham series . Apologies for not being able to assume my admin duties these last weeks but things have been kinda hectic in my life... Thanks again to Guimi, Martien and Benito for doing my job for me !
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Ben Paulet Racing Legend
Number of posts : 8291 Age : 48 Location : Cagnes sur mer France Registration date : 2009-07-29
Bravo à tous pour votre participation. Je finis 1er de ma classe, pas mécontent au final , mais il n'aurait pas fallu 1 course de plus, car Teemu m'aurait surement passé. Good fight with all drivers, in first with Jonatan, and after with Vincent and Franck. Grats to Jesper.
Grats to Gui and JP for your show in caterham. Epique.
Mateusz Wasiñski Rookie
Number of posts : 38 Age : 30 Location : Poland Registration date : 2013-05-08
I am very happy after this race, first race and first win, unbelievable and awesome.
In qualification, in the end i gave up, i did not believe that i will be on pole lap, i had no energy.
In race i had luck, in half first lap my the most dangerous opponent had accident. I knew that i have big vantage, so was driving car quietly because i did not want lose my first place. I also flooded, too much fuel, so my time did not great.
I'm not used to sprints, where need drive all time like in qualification, i always was driving in endurance series, so this was something new and experience for me. Thank you all for great race.
Alessio Campigotto Racing Legend
Number of posts : 1249 Age : 25 Location : UK Registration date : 2011-12-29
Quite happy to have finished 11th in the standings and only 30 points less than the Gr.B champion Ben (congrats! ) after starting less than half the races this season, as well as scoring my first podium and a hatrick of wins! Really have enjoyed battling with Jonatan, Alberto and Teemu, I rarely saw Ben in the races because he was usually far ahead :langue:I think my highlight of the season would definitely be the insane finish at Round 1 between me, Alberto and Teemu-most fun I have ever had in a race before!
And of course, thank you to the admins who organised and ran the events.
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Richard Coxon Racing Legend
Number of posts : 16590 Age : 35 Location : Sheffield, England Registration date : 2012-06-29
Was dissapointed not to make it home in time for the BTCC ...
Congrats to Jesper a very worthy Championship winner ...
Just managed to make it for the Caterhams and the finale more than made up for this ..
1st race was great Fun and had some great laps with Frank ,Franck Ben ... and was handed a very late 5th Position by Mr Verplanken hehehe ...
2nd race was epic and i think for me wrapped up the series very nicely had a race long fight with Yves for 6th and 7th Place it was real cat and mouse stuff ... Yves thank you so much some great overtaking and a little bit of rubbing but forever the Gentlemen we gave each other room and several times we exchanged places ..
It was funny as we both crossed the line for the last lap we even both managed to spin almost in perfect symmetry .... THX Yves
Congrats JP and Gui ... Thanks to everyone who attended this series
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