The Grand Finale! 8 ( 9 ) Racers fighting for the last piece of Round Wins! This time it went to Gevin ( LFSW: Sandisck ), who had amazing setup attached to his XR GT3 and simply forced to escape from the others, leading 76 laps! His rival, Jay from Finland, was left behind when about 1/3 of the race was done. Only finishing the race was the goal for him. Well done! He almost failed his start as he somehow managed to start from behind at grid, having to pass others to get back to the 2nd place as ordered. No penalties received for him however. ( If it was Standing grid... lucky for him there was not! )
2nd place goes indeed to Jay from Finland ( LFSW: jh89 ). 17 second gap is telling how good setup Gevin had.
Now, ladies and gentleman, The 3rd position finisher, The Season 1 champion. A master of going very fast! The German speedster, with incredible 19 Round Victories with 2 Grand Slams...
MISTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR... ( echoing for 1 minute and 14 seconds... )
Willi a.k.a. The champ confirmed his victory of Season 1 by finishing the last round in 3rd position. He was not required to be fastest man at track despite he even set fastest lap at race. All he need to do, was to keep UM21 behind. So he did as UM21's RAC car had unexpected suspension damage, forcing him to pit and was eventually finished on 6th place. That means Willi wins Season 1 by 612 points, 8 more than UM21. More detailed info about it and generally flat out! series! season 1 will be given later at some point!
Well done and nice podium!
Some more fresh things: Arska ( LFSW: Arsk4 ) was finished 4th. Last time he actually finished a race was Round 37, so it was about time! All four mentioned racers selected XR GT3.
5th position goes to RedBot_ ( LFSW: redbot_ ) who took the final chance to get pole position. Had good draft with Gevin in qualify, but FXO GT3, as he selected, was simply not fast enough, leaving him to receive final place in Top 5. Not bad however!
6th place goes to UM21, who selected RaceAbout 06 car had suffered suspension damage. RAC is the one famous car and least wanted generally, but on short races, it's pace speed goes on par with XR GT3. However, there was strategy play going huge, as driving RAC alone in Flame's Banked, it consumes 1,3% fuel per lap, forcing to make refill the tank anyway, unless driven with some draft by other racers. That strategy play was going kinda well, but ended by required pitstop anyway.
7th place goes to [MRc] Michal ( LFSW: michal 1279 ), who had engine problem, which occurred on somewhere first laps, having only top speed 20km/h less than the others. That explains why 3 laps behind finished.
FSR System. ( LFSW: Kova. ) was retired from the race by connection problem and =36= J a t i ( LFSW: Jatimc ) was kicked from the server by his actions.
Here is some highlights, pics only:
Moment when race starts:
Despite being an expert on oval, his skills of reading/listening rules are not on his side. Ultimately kicked from the server.
First laps had some good battling:
Uh oh... Arska is having collision against "FSR boy"...
...he nearly ROLLED the car...!
...but luckily neither of them had to crash or retire at this point!
Situation @ Lap 16. UM21 and Willi have got the lead by bumpdrafting, but suddenly UM21 drops off.
Because fuel consumption, UM21 had to find some buddies to have some draft, so be did back down.
Even Willi was dropped off from the lead pack. These two guys will fight for the win!
Meanwhile, the "back pack" is broken down and Arska with UM21 escapes from the others, attempting to catch Willi.
RAC was slippery and dangerous car to make some bumpdraft due road tyres. Ultimately it was suspension which wont last more than 45 laps.
It was easy overtake. Michal had engine problems as mentioned. Drafting was out of question.
Longest race ever.
FZ50 GT3 and XF GTR were the cars which were not selected.
RedBot's first pole position.
The race was intense at first laps, but quickly went going separated, where everyone was going different speed and pace. This was quite unexpected, as races held in this layout have always been tight and even tigher!
Thank you for participating this last round. Next roun... oh yeah, there is no more anymore, hehe! I will give some more detailed info about everything included of these series! It will take some time, but as always, stay tuned!