/ Event rating and other statistics
(will be updated during the week)
* PENALTIES :
AA™| spiky - receives 10 seconds penalty added to his finish time for pit exit line violation.
9397 - receives 10 seconds penalty added to his finish time for pit exit line violation.
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The tight track of Hong Kong E-Prix at Autocross environment had mixxed interest - some were very interested to race something different,some obviously not. But one thing was clear right from the start - race will be difficult,thus even more rewarding to high position finishers.
A driver with already 3 pole positions scored a 4th one yesterday - Mr.Mayonez was quickest in pre-event testing and also in qualifying,tying up with Altsu for most pole positions. But his race was short as he gave up and retired after incident in turn 1. So the 2nd best in qualifying had to take over race lead and he never gave it up until the chequered flag - Spiky celebrated his 1st win in RTFR XL,picking up his 1st fastest lap of the race too. It was only the 3rd finish for the slovakian here,previous best and only previous top5 effort was 3rd place in 11th RTFR XL. Rest of the finishers list consists from north europeans,mostly finns - 2nd place was taken by 9397,which is also his best achievement - 3 positions better than previous one. 1st time participant Unite finished 3rd,J.A.Katila scored his 6th top5 finish with 4th place finish and top5 was closed by Rony,collecting his 11th top5 finish.
* FUN FACT OF THE MONTH :
This race scored few "lowest" achievements in current stats - it was the race with lowest distance,thus also the lowest average speed,barely exceeding 85km/h mark,also we had repeated lowest amount of finishers - 6. And also we had the lowest finishers percentage - only 6 from 11 starters completed full 50% of the race,which is 54.5%.
* CLOCK PITTER OF THE RACE :
3 drivers stopped at pits without any pitwork,fastest of them was the newcomer Unite with 10.04 seconds.
* FIELD RUSHER OF THE RACE :
Also the Field Rusher is the same newcomer - Unite started 10th and gained 7 positions during the race to get a podium finish.
* HONORABLE MENTION :
The Honorable Mention goes to the driver who has started 20 RTFR XL races - T.Soini is the only one to start all races,failed to finish in one of them though. Just 6th place finish for him today,but he has collected already 5 top5 finishes (tied 2nd most),best being 3rd 2 races ago.
Next combo is still unknown,but from questions until now we might have another custom track for the next race,to be confirmed until next tuesday. But I can confirm another thing - RTFR XL will go to XL break this time,next race will be 6 weeks apart instead of traditional 4. This is due my vacation and the need to stretch the schedule so we have one race per month - with current race gaps,we would have 2 XL races in october and none in december.
But no XL gap until next normal RTFR race - it will be in next tuesday,using some slick tyre race cars,more details in the weekend.
Also 1st lines of 4th VERL season have been drawn - currently these are just calendar entries,more info will follow during next 4 weeks.