anymore. When he told me that the race could be held saturday
afternoon. Not so bad again, because anyway, I didn't want to
practice anymore. So to go immediatly to the race was exiting,
and then "we will see". I knew what I had to do, only
finnish the race, AWAP.
I've tested my setup on a full race and I knew that the brakes
should stay good till the finnish. The only thing I wanted was
to keep some places in the race, to hit some little points.
I knew also that maybe there should be a lot of DNF because
of brakes. Unfortunately I wasn't right.
I went to the server, and I started to practice online. Wow,
immediatly a good 1:17,1 ! I don't know why, I felt very good
at this moment, and I got the 5th place in the warm up, and
because I knew that I should do only 2 stops, it was very good
for the race. The race started. Fortunately I wasn't involved
in the accident of the start, and I could get the 3rd place
in the first turn passing Greg Barber. It was obvious that I
was slower than the kiwi drivers, and Greg pass me in the lap
3. I was in front of Benjamin and behind Greg till the end of
my first stint. Everybody had a 3 (or even 4) pit-stops strategy
and us (with Christian) only 2. So I get the first place during
some laps in the race, and I recognize it was really exiting.
was often fighting with Adry, and in my second stint,
I was fighting with them. Great moments guys ! But I knew
that I had a better strategy than them, so I could finnish
in front of them. At this moment till around the lap 50-55
I thought I finnish 3rd, that was an exiting result, and
great for me and for the team.
At the lap 50-55, Joshua, who was in front of me (about
10 sec), stoped for the 4th time, which let me get the
2nd place ! Seeing that, maybe
Dominik stop too, so maybe a win for me ! But even a second
place was fantastic, and I had to concentrate a lot to preserve
the brakes, and to avoid absolutly a mistake. When we finnished
:p I felt estatic, I couldn't believe that !
My computer worked very well, and this is a great thing because
I began to be angry against it lol. I will receive a better
equipment soon, and I should haven't any problem from now :D
I'm of course really happy for the team, and even if Christian
couldn't do a very good race, he made a great job, and he has
done the most important thing, finnishing the race. Very good
result for the team, and I have to thank all the (test) drivers
and enginers for them help, especially Andy, and Brian who are
always helping us and doing a great job. And thank to Randy
Lyon, Joshua and Roald, who are very nice with me, and who are
always encouraging me to get the most results in a race
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