I apologise for the bump but I had chime in. Karting today with Wilko reminded me about all this, good times! Hope everyone's doing well
Thanks so much to everyone in and around NDR, whether they were adminning, racing, crashing, commentating, arguing or eating dinner. Thanks for providing some top-notch leagues, then taking me on board - and sorry for not sticking around! Those few months were great fun though, I'd love to get involved again some day. It's a pity LFS has stagnated as NDR has got better and better. We'll get back to the glory days at some point.
So here's to another 5 years! And remember these words of wisdom: Drafting works like a potato.
E: Ooh, I'll have to pop on to this mad crazy DEATH RALLY server that's all the rage these days.
It seems that Sam Michael told the stewards Lewis stopping was a case of force majeure because of this individual. I don't know whether complete exclusion from the results is the default penalty, but if the stewards could have just excluded his times while he was running with too little fuel (leaving him 6th), Sam Michael telling them nonsense may have tipped the scales (as well as the fact that it was McLaren that caused this rule to be created!) Whitmarsh also talked about it being a 'technical fault'. Doesn't reflect well on those two.
Additionally, I believe that this means Jenson Button has the highest qualifying average this season: 4.8. No really.
This is horrible news about a great member of the community. Saw him race a few times but never got to meet him. Thoughts go out to his friends and family, and count me in for any tribute - it'd be great to show how he was really valued by a whole load of people across the world!
Oh I'm not talking about you! I ended up on my roof after a big crash with someone recovering a few laps before the end. I want to call our crash a racing incident - I did brake very early, after all. Was nice racing with you
Cheers for putting this on! Not the cleanest of races, but I suppose that comes with the track - hope it tends to be cleaner in this half-series fun race whatsit. Unhappy about being taken out, but what can you do. Hope some of you enjoyed that! Just nice to be back racing for me though.
Kubica has always been one of my favourite drivers, this is awful for him. It's good news there'll be no amputation, but doctors are specifically working on keeping functionality in his hand - let's hope it will turn out okay. The leg break is also very nasty. He won't be racing for a while.
The Porsches are crap. I would write a long post about it but...no. They've been better this year admittedly but it really gets tiring when ITV harp on about them being amazing. It's quite fun to see them zooming around in the flesh but it doesn't translate to TV that well and that isn't really the point, especially in tin-top racing. Plus, they may be bunched up occasionally but if there's no overtaking it does seem a little pointless.
Nice drift! And a very big crash. Pocono's always struck me as pretty dangerous with its long straights, tight turns, little banking and little catch fencing. I do love the bushes and general greenery planted by the side.
Bumping this, watched and sent links around myself. I'm not the biggest dog person but I still love them, I've donated quite a lot to my local shelter and always get rescued cats - 4 in my lifetime, got 2 currently and they're lovely.