Covamalia wrote:these races just seem far too long. 1h10m nearly? Crazy.
Well it is a series based on a real-life endurance series, they're supposed to be long.
Meanwhile in the lobby above (lobby 5... there were only 6 this week) I had a whale of a time. I qualified with a time faster than I'd managed in the 10 laps of testing, which was good enough for mid-pack in the session.
When it came to the race lobbies, my time was good enough for GT pole position in lobby 5. I got away well but the guy in 2nd in a Jag got ahead on the lap 2 after I went slightly wide. I followed him for 9 laps, each of us overtaking and re-overtaking each other This was losing us time to those behind though, and I knew I was faster than this, I just knew it, so I pitted in an attempt to have a few laps. He pitted the lap after but I'd had a good out lap and got ahead.
After a couple more laps I managed to drop him by a few hundred feet and then it was just a case of doing 20 laps or so in clean air, just keeping it clean and consistent, which I managed to do very well if I say so myself. Overtook the other GT's as they pitted and stayed clear of the LMP's as they shot by. Although I had a brown pants moment at one point where 2 battling LMP's Zonta'd me on the way into Priory. I shat myself, they both shat themselves, but we all got through cleanly somehow!
Anyway, finished the race as the first GT, 3000 ft ahead of 2nd place and a few seconds off of lapping the slowest GT. Very very happy with the result and my journey to the result.