A very quick recap of yesterday's races.
Race 1 (stockcar)
- managed pole and held the lead into turn 1. Managed to lead the first half of the race, with raeggee always close. Towards the 2nd part of the race I don't really know what happened (lighter car?) but suddenly I started finding the rear tyres to lock under heavy braking. That made me spin a few times and so I ended 3rd (among humans, 5th if you consider AIs) behind raeggee (flawless race) and Zolon. Special mention to Richard, his long absence didn't harm his skill but it may have clouded his judgement on fuel usage, he was a solid 2nd place until the very last lap where he ran out of fuel. I may have some responsabiity in that, because he was using my setup, but truth be told, the 30 liters at the start would have been enough for me (started with 35, ended with 7 so I only spent 28)
Race 2 (indycar)
- again managed pole and held the lead into turn 1. This time Richard was the one keeping me honest, followed me closely, after a few laps overtook me and led for much of the race. I was trying to save fuel so did some short shifting and coasting whenever that was possible. Eventually it paid off, I was the only car to do the race without pitting. One other thing I did to test (because I knew that regardless of fuel usage by midrace my front left tyre would have been shot by midrace) was that I used a mix of tyres (1 hard at the left front, 3 softs for all other wheels) and it proved a good call, by race end I had still all tyres in good condition. Meanwhile Richard used up all his fuel again, I really think a talk with his crew is in order!
It's highly likely I won't be able to race next monday, if that's the case I wish all some fine, close racing and hope the random disconnects (of which I have been spared so far) dissapear. Meanwhile, cheers and thanks for the racing, it's been a treat!