You have to think about risk vs reward when you protest. If you make yourself look like a twat, then you're gonna end up getting protests from other people that might not normally happen because it won't affect their race if they do. In a 24hour race, a DT that costs you 18s or so? Over the 627 laps we completed, an 18s dt adds up to being a massive .02 per lap. From what I can see is that LLM is nowhere near the car ahead of them, so it's not really their job to be interested in the incident with TRR timing out, for example.
Enough on that, race report time.
Well, for my first stint I wasn't prepared at all. We had a specific driver who was supposed to be backup at all times, and I wasn't it. However, when Matti entered his pitbox, about 30-40s later I heard some plinging in ts, I checked and Matti was telling his wheel was broken and we had to join. I joined ASAP with everything still running. Luckily his DT he handed to me was a good opportunity to close everything, I then got on with my charge through the field. Considering the circumstances it was a great stint. In my 2nd stint it was similarly lacking in preparation, as we decided when the SC came to pit, repair damage and take Mikko who uses a laptop and would struggle for FPS out of the car, and put me in it. I then came across my best buddy Niki, and it involved a very familiar contact - which just annoyed me for the rest of that stint because that was exactly what I had to avoid, luckily it turned out to be pretty much my only major mistake all race as our DT for tyre hitting was definitely a team effort
. Anyway, that meant I was going to have to repair the car, but as I was already coming out of heatpeak - that stint could continue fairly reasonably, setting another fastest lap with some good end stint pace once I cleared Niki which probably would have put us into the lead of the race if it wasn't for the damage repair. That was about it for my racing other cars in that race, the rest of my stints were just about building the gap for my team, keeping the car clean and from my own personal point of view getting my tracker average into the 14s, which I failed by .01. Had a few laggy moments, some due to other cars and some due to my 3rd world internet provider, which scared the sh*t out of me. Anyway it was great fun, theres just something special about these 24hour races that make it fun, even when things are going bad. Thanks to my team mates which always make these events fun, or if you're Matti try to make the race a lot more interesting by breaking your wheel.
Thanks to the admins and everyone involved for continuing these events, and keeping this part of the community alive.