And now... *drumroll* The report... Of the 589PP TS030! __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Specs: Horsepower: 502 Weight: 1100 kg (900kg + 200kg ballast) Tires: RS PP: 589 Lap 1 I pass the XJ13 at the beginning of the lap and get into a long battle with the R10. Even though I have racing softs, he still keeps up on the straights. I finally lose him at the Porsche Curves. The majority of the field pits, getting me up to 5th. A. Marchetti in the V12 LMR sets a best lap record of 3:39.497. Lap 2 Uneventful until Mulsanne. I look back and see the lights of the R89C. By Indianapolis he's right behind me. I pull away a bit during the Porsche Curves and Ford Chicanes and open up a 5 second gap between us by the end of the lap. The race-leading Pesky Hybride pits and I gain a position. Lap 3 I pass the Pesky driver just as he gets out of the pits and take a deep breath to prepare myself for what's coming my way... It doesn't take long for the Hybride and R89C to catch up and I have to block them off for the rest of the lap. The whole field pits at the end of the lap and I take over the race lead. Lap 4 The Peugeot 905 is on the way out of the pit lane as I drive down the S/F straight. I have a 8 second gap at the first checkpoint which is halved by Mulsanne. It's down to 1.5s at Indianapolis and 0.6 at the Porsche Curves. I pit at the end of the lap and opt for 3/4 of the fuel tank. I cross my fingers, hoping it works. Lap 5 I exit the pits in 7th place and the Pescarolo-Courage passes me at the first chicane. I pass him back and catch the draft of the 6th place BMW at the beginning of the long straight. Eventually the Pescarolo gets by and pulls away with the BMW. I catch them again at the Ford Chicanes, pass the BMW and end the lap right behind the Pescarolo. Lap 6 I overtake the Hybride while he's in the pits and pass the Pescarolo at Tertre Rouge. We're 31 seconds behind the 905, Audi R8 PlayStation and 908, who are now in a fierce battle for first place. I let the Pescarolo and BMW by because they don't pose a threat and they're making their final pitstop at the end of the lap anyway. I cross the line 19 seconds before the race ends. Lap 7 The first checkpoint shows that I'm 2.5 seconds up on the charging Hybride and the pack of the 905, 908 and R8 PS is not far behind. A game of cat-and-mouse begins with a twist; this time there's one mouse, and four cats. The R8 PS manages to pass me after Mulsanne and now I have to catch him and block the rest at the same time! The gap is up to 2.379s at the Porsche Curves but I'm determined to win... My Racing Softs allow me to come up behind him by the first Ford Chicane and, in the biggest upset ever, overtake him at the final turn! Final Results GT5Power - Toyota TS030 - 27:23.916 D. Janssen - Audi R8 PlayStation - +00.405 K. Oneill - Pescarolo C60 Hybride - +01.181 M. Barthelemy - Peugeot 905 - +02.508 F. Gonzales - Peugeot 908 (Team Oreca) - +04.165 The rest didn't finish. My best lap was a 3:40.910.