/ Event rating and other statistics
(will be updated during the week)
* PENALTIES :
Botsi - receives 10 seconds penalty added to his finish time for pit exit line violation.
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Purely statistically FXO is the most popular car in RTFR XL history - 32 drivers per event. But that was 2nd RTFR,which is still the most attended XL event and the only time FXO was used,until this week,where it returned. 14 participants in this one leaves FXO on stats top with 23 drivers per event. South City's longest configuration was a good workout for most and a good lesson how to race conservative and keep the right pace.
Currently both RTFR events have been taken over by Botsi,also in this race he dominated qualifying with laptime 1.4s better than the competition and crossed the finish line just over 1 before everyone else after leading every single lap. But his minute advantage was reduced due penalty for crossing the pit exit line,which he could easily afford. Botsi is now the 2nd driver in RTFR XL history,who has a streak of 3 or more consecutive wins. Win wasn't the only 3rd consecutive achievement - it was also the same for pole position,fastest lap and top5 finish,all of these are also his totals as he never finished a race before this streak. There were few duels in this race,some for many laps,some for just few. The first of those was for 2nd place - R.Kardol was the better one here taking 2nd runner up position in row,6th top5 finish in total. Michal had to concede in this battle by less than half second,3rd place finish for him,great improvement from his previous best (and only) finish - 8th. The gap between 2nd and 3rd was much bigger than between 4th and 5th - just 1 hundreth seperated the final straight run for 4th. J.A.Katila barely defended his 4th,taking 11th top5 finish,which is still 2nd most. Rony made couple positions on pit strategy and just could not find way pass struggling competitor,5th place finish,adding 16th top5 finish to stats.
* FUN FACT OF THE MONTH :
Finland becomes the 1st country to have 3 consecutive wins - the previous 4 win streak was made by a driver not racing under flag of any country,therefor not collecting any national stats.
* CLOCK PITTER OF THE RACE :
The very 1st pitstop of the race was 10.01 seconds long,close to impossible to beat - Rony is the clock pitter of the race. Jeff did repeat same time,but he added fuel to his tank.
* FIELD RUSHER OF THE RACE :
From 10th to 5th - a +5 race for Rony,9397 was the 2nd best with +3.
* HONORABLE MENTION :
A true passion for racing - despite joining late and not having any chances for better position than all other finishers,Sobis still was racing,finishing with 5 laps gap to winner,3 to closest rival. 12th position in his stats,but his fastest lap suggests he might have been into fight for top5 position.
New ruling this year says a driver cannot pick combo for more than 2 consecutive races,this came into play this time and the honor to pick next combo was given to 2nd place finisher R.Kardol. And he selected something never seen in RTFR XL - rallycross. LX6 is the chosen car and it will be a great challenge in Fern Bay Rallycross configuration. The race could be scheduled for 65 laps,might still change in case of improved WR. But before that we have 2 normal RTFR races to complete - next week one of the road legal cars will be used,but 2 weeks later the anniversary 200th RTFR with community voted combo. A total of 48 RTFR participants has the chance influence this voting by suggesting car and track for the 200th event,unfortunatelly the amount of replies is low (13),so the options for voting might not be very interesting - all who received the PM still have the chance to reply until sunday!