Oh **** I forgot to tell yall. Yall might have to remake the lobby my dr and sr were tanked. I only have D E
New practice lobby now open - ID is 0475-4318-6694-0425-1024
Apologies for retiring, I'll be very honest - I'm just too slow to have any fun.
I think it was a kerb glitch as I had no time to react to itWent into this race with no expectations or any clue on which pit intervals would carry me through, but the instinct to go for a 28-25-25 strategy plus at least 2 laps extra fuel per stop paid off in the end. The Aston felt glued, @Hasnain282 was there to pressure me whenever I lost time through traffic or mistakes; even @Drex124 gave me a bit of pressure at the start before dropping down the order. Overall, it was a brilliant, brilliant race, and many congratulations to Hasnain, @SRT DK Racing for his victory in Gr.4 and our fellow podium finishers in both classes (@Kermit_2142, @GOTMAXPOWER, @R_Goldstreiff).
The highlight for me was going side-by-side with Hasnain through Druids nine laps from the end. I knew as soon as he got the slipstream down Brabham Straight that I had to take defensive lines through and out of Paddock Hill Bend, so that he would be forced wide around the outside. This gave me a stronger exit and enough momentum to get back in front before the kink at Graham Hill. Really unfortunate that Hasnain spun at Westfield on the very next lap - was that a kerb glitch he encountered?
Also, a little explanation for what happened on Lap 53. Normally when I do these sorts of endurance races I tend to save individual onboard clips of each of my stints to look at afterwards. It was while coming into pit on that lap - at the end of my second stint - that I accidentally pressed 'Share' twice in succession instead of double-tapping like I normally would. Up pops the 'Share' menu, the Halfords Aston kicks into Auto Drive and I'm in the pause menu as it swerves back onto Brabham Straight at reduced speed. A rather silly and scary mistake to make - slightly more scary than the near-off I had at Surtees - but thankfully I was still ahead of Hasnain and able to pit the next lap without problems.
Hey hey everybody,
a bit late for my race report, but here we go =)
Congrats to Team Aston Martin for winning this, to the class winners @VulcanSpirit & @SRT DK Racing and to @El_Beardo for organizing another cool event. Also, big thanks to @Adam Barber for providing my with a special version of his Emil Frey livery!
I enjoyed the multi-class aspect of it, it was kinda fun seeing the race of the Gr.3 class unfold in snippets. @VulcanSpirit and @Hasnain282 were really at it seemingly for the latter parts of the race. Regarding the overtakes between classes, being lapped on a narrow swooping track like Brands definetly was always edgy but it went okay for me at least. I think @Adam Barber pre-race tip of telling the Gr. 4 cars to simply hold the racing line and just not be erratic was a good call, it worked for me. It also added some thrill to the race, I remember going through Hawthornes right in the middle of a Gr.3 pack the first time they happened upon on me, that was intense^^
Otherwise I am very happy with the podium, I knew that especially my Jaguar teammates would be very very quick. The first few laps I stuck behind @Pigems this time, learning my lesson from previous races and biting my time - it felt like we might have a very close fight for the lead all togehter but than I fell out of the slipstream over the course of the first stint and the field spread out. Pigems and me got back togehter after the first cycle of pit stops but this only lasted for a lap as @Kermit_2142 then decided to rough up the Gr.4 field for a couple of corners I had an intense second stint with SickemBoi afterwards, we were within a second of each other for a long time but I eventually was able to gain a small cushion. After that it was most about bringing it home. I had no real offs luckily but slid across some corners very dramatically and I had an old bug on my Thrustmaster happen again for the first time in a long time in which the wheel suddenly goes to Share mode and I am in the PS4 main menu, which really scares you while doing a lobby race.
That's it, I liked it. See you all on track soon again hopefully.
Here are some photos:
Id never heard of that kerb glitch before but think I hit it as it was like a landmine had gone off under the car instead of the usual misjudgement of corner, skid and off.