/ Event rating and other statistics
(will be updated during the week)
* PENALTIES :
[MRc] Michal - receives 10 seconds penalty added to his finish time for pit exit line violation.
[WCL] J.A.Katila - receives 10 seconds penalty added to his finish time for pit exit line violation.
B2ﾏ Tauﾏo - receives 10 seconds penalty added to his finish time for pit exit line violation.
M@CI3K - receives 5.21 seconds penalty added to his finish time for minimum pit time violation.
Botsi - receives 19.55 seconds penalty added to his finish time for minimum pit time violation.
LLM.Sobis - receives 60 seconds penalty added to his finish time for not completing pitstop requirement.
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Narrow track and unforgiving barriers was the biggest obstacle this tuesday - barely any overtaking opportunities and relatively minor mistake could make the driver's evening go south in matter of a split second. Still - difficult races are a challenge,the better you perform,the bigger the reward. There were few incidents between some drivers and even few reports,but after reviewing situations,nothing bigger than racing incidents happened. Mistakes happen and there is no need for penalties at such situations unless it's a repetitive behaviour.
2-time winner Spiky was the fastest on this track in pre-race testing and also when it actually mattered - in qualifying,he picked up his 1st ever pole position in RTFR XL,but - he left the position unused due personal reasons. And the 2nd best driver used his chance without being actually challenged - Maddee joined this event for 2nd time and celebrated his 1st win,picking up also his 1st fastest lap of the race and 2nd top5 finish. R.Kardol did find a way past Maddee in 1st lap,but after leading 4 laps he had a technical problem forcing him to let by his opponent. After Maddee's pit,R.Kardol led another 18 laps,but eventually had to give the lead up and settle for 2nd place finish,7th top5 finish for him. Texas survived an incident involving rolling his car,still finished 3rd in final results - still best ever finishing position for the polish driver,who did also improve his best qualifying effort,3 top5 finishes in his account. His countryman Maciek finished 4th and last on lead lap - also best result improvement and 2nd top5 finish. Snoopy finished right behind the leader with 1 lap deficite,5th position for him and 5th top5 finish with it.
* FUN FACT OF THE MONTH :
Despite having almost half of the finishers being penalized,the penalties did not affect positions for most - the only victim was Botsi,who lost 5th position due his too short pitstop. However he would have lost 2 positions,but next driver in results also earned extra 10 seconds...
* CLOCK PITTER OF THE RACE :
Very unlikely for XFG racing,many drivers needed pitwork in this race,but some still finished the full distance with blank pitstop,fastest of them was R.Kardol with 10.34 seconds.
* FIELD RUSHER OF THE RACE :
Only 3 drivers were able to advance in positions,best of them was Rony with +5 effort.
* HONORABLE MENTION :
He picked the combo and had a weak race in it himself and due blown tyre lost a bunch of positions too. Jeff might have learned a lesson on combo choice here.
The winner of this race still hasn't replied about his combo choice for next RTFR XL,he still has time until next tuesday,then the automatic pick will take over. But already next tuesday normal RTFR is scheduled,one of the street legal cars will be used there,more details in the weekend. RTFR won't be the only RGE event next week - 2nd round of the new league STARL is also in the schedule,where drivers will have to tackle the longest course in the season - the custom 8-track exceeds 2km lap distance and is a great challenge for both skill and stamina.