Great race, despite a small grid this race had all in it! Ofcourse this is my hometrack, and also one of my favorite tracks.
Did set a PB in practise, again with a little mistake in the last corner. But 24s with the BRM are pretty hard to achieve, so I'm happy with that lap. Already during practise was thinking to DQ, or to start out of pitlane. Just to be in the mix, not to disrespect the opposition ofcourse. Decided after the first lap to let the field by, to try to have some fun and close racing.
There was a BRM train behind Tim, but passing eachother is always hard here. Towards Tarzan is the only safe option really, and then you have to have more straightline speed or a good tow. At some point Willi and Kelvin touched, and I could pass Willi a few laps later. Tim made a mistake after following him for a few laps, and then set sail towards Claudio. That said, Kelvin matched or bettered my pace and ran a great recovery. About midrace I had a good run on Claudio towards Tarzanbocht but either Claudio went out of shape under braking, or there was a little warp, but I did react to that making evasive action: that's why I locked up and missed the corner. Haven't seen the server replay yet tho, only client replay.
I was very relieved Claudio could make it through though, he recognized the situation. Also Kelvin got passed as I was in the sand/grass. Then pushed like crazy, and still hardly catched Kelvin and Claudio. Kelvin ran a superb race with a damaged car. Very impressed by his pace and ability. Even so, catched up and could pass after a little mistake out of of the last corner by Kelvin. Then catched up with Claudio, but ran out of laps to make another move.
Really enjoyed that race, was a lot of fun and hard racing! Even so, I need to improve on my consistency in the last corner. Often I can take a lot of speed into Panorama with my line, but then get a tight approach to the last corner.
Grats Claudio, great race Kelvin, and thanks to Tim and Willi for racing and finishing!
Robert Fleurke, 13.04.2019 12:09