For this race, I'm using what might be considered an unusual car to pit against the JGCT race cars... A Lotus Elise 111R For my setup, I have all of the power upgrades except the racing chip. I'm running on superhard tires, and a setup I found here: http://gtvault.com/gt4/setup-view/s_sid::3974/Lotus-Elise-111R/ The car has the characteristic lift-off oversteer common to MR cars, but the oversteer is so controllable that I can actually use it to my advantage, swinging the rear end around the 2 hairpins to get around the turns a bit quicker. I'm running this race relatively clean, no more than 2 tires can drift onto the grass for the purposes of gaining an advantage. Car contact is allowed however, due to the incredibly ignorant AI, but it musn't be intentional (e.g., ramming an opponent into a sand trap). Laps 1-10: Lap 1 is as chaotic as expected, with everyone knocking everyone else around. I try to stay out of the mess, as I round the first hairpin and through the S-curves. At the start of lap 2, I'm doing rather well, but I'm almost forced to start over when more than 2 tires come dangerously close to the grass in the 2 curves before the first tunnel. By lap 4... I'm staring at my television in disbelief... I'm already in second place, breathing down the neck of the first place car, and pass him right before the second hairpin... I'm beginning to wonder if this is really a 200 point race, because it sure in the heck shouldn't be this easy... The Castrol Supra alleviates my concerns however by giving me a nudge which causes me to nearly fishtail into a wall, and puts me back into 4th place. By lap 7, they've pulled out away from me, and this is beginning to actually look like a 200 point race. By lap 10, they are about 15 seconds ahead of me. Laps 11-20: On lap 13, I make a pit stop for tires, and switch to medium tires. The other cars pit around lap 15, and by lap 17, I've nearly caught back up to the main group, regaining 4th position 1 minute and 15 seconds into lap 17. I regain 2nd place 28 seconds into lap 18, and pit on lap 20. Laps 21-30: The hard tires yield me no benefit whatsoever, as I cosntantly stay around 45 seconds behind the lead car, until they wear out, which causes me to lose even more time.