Just noticed I'd forgotten to do this!
First of all, a thanks to PJ
for organising the season. The cars were easy enough to drive without much tuning (I made some balance and gearing changes before the season and never changed them after), although I probably could have got a fair bit more out of it had I worked on it for individual races (some races my gearing let me down, but others it really worked well) and obviously the extra practice that would have brought would have helped too, but my gaming time as we all know is limited nowadays anyway.
Congratulations too to PJ again for the Championship. It's what we were saying to you right from HGTM, cut out the crashes and hotlapping and you WILL be a champ. Now you are. And well deserved too. Yes you may practice more than some of us, but thats just part of becoming good at it. We just like to make Goteki the bad guys
Congratulations to Koopa
on the AM title. One of the quickest AMs the club has had (outside of Seasons 1-3, I can only really think of Blairy and Ollie being as quick in their first club seasons). For selfish reasons, wish you had been in the PROs. Bastard
Thanks also to my usual sparring buddies from Lobby 2, especially Matt
, who I had great fun chasing down in the tables after a few early season misfortunes. Got you in the end, and was great fun being in such a close scrap in the final few races. Shame it wasnt for the title really as it would have been a fitting end to the Lobby 2 era. I doubt I will get as close to an AM title again, being as I dont race GT and as well as being plain rubbish at Race07 I almost certainly will not be making full seasons of it with it being on weekends (something which got me thinking more about the whole "do you feel a part of the season/the club if you only do a few races"). I really hope we do get some more Forza races or even some GRID Autosport, which sounds promising, as otherwise I may well end up not doing much racing at all here which makes me a sad panda.
Finally, Thanks to those that dropped out this season. Yes, you read that right... let me explain
If not for those dropping out, then we would have had 2 lobbies once again, split on skill. I personally never liked this split as it meant I couldnt race against people like Dan, Tommy, Pete, Shouty, PJ on a regular basis. I always found I was never too
far off their pace if I wasnt making mistakes and being in the same lobby always helped me actually keep up and pick up driving styles from following them. Its why I championed the splitting of lobbies by alternating championship position, as it always gave you new people to race and new challenges. I think because of that and the subsequent use of one lobby, it helped my driving more than a season in Lobby 2 would have (I probably would have been further down the end tables if it had gone that way) as I was challenged by a whole load of different and often faster drivers, especially in the reverse races!