/ Event rating and other statistics
(will be updated during the week)
* PENALTIES :
RGˆRony - receives 5.09 seconds penalty added to his finish time for minimum pit time violation.
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It was already 3rd race using GTR cars,but just 1st one with FXR,XRR is still untouched. Combo wasn't easy,rather demanding and if done wrong - frustrating,as the stiff handling AWD racecars require precise handling,easpecially in the narrow chicane,where it's so easy to hit walls. Probably one of the reasons of lower than average attendance.
Altsu set the best time in qualifying with safe margin to the competition and scored his 4th pole position - noone else has this many in RTFR XL history. Early in the race he run away from followers and it seemed like he'll dominate the entire race,but then he was chased hard by his compatriote who was setting one PB after another and decreased the lead. Proabably due tyres recovering from heat peak Altsu was able to increase the pace and also distance to followers. During pitstop phase he lost the lead,but regained later to lead until finish line - Altsu is now the 5th driver with multiple wins,4th top5 finish in total. Despite blown tyre in 1st corner and time penalty for pitstop being too short,Rony still finished 2nd,collecting 9th top5 finish. Snoopy improved his best qualifying effort by 2 positions with 3rd position and repeated his best performance in race by keeping the same position in finish,3rd top5 finish in his stats. J.A.Katila complained about update disturbing his race,had to settle for 4th despite heating up leader's race in 1st third of the race,4 top5 finishes for him now. Top5 was closed by 9397,who finished in top5 for the 1st time,improvement by just 1 position.
* FUN FACT OF THE MONTH :
Actually this fact is not that much fun,but still something that stands out - with just 6 finishers this race had the lowest number in RTFR XL history in racers finished category. Previous worst was 7 in 7th RTFR XL (FBM @ FE3)
* CLOCK PITTER OF THE RACE :
T.Soini actually was the only one with pitstop without pitwork,so the mention was easy to earn,still he had also the shortest legal pitstop between all finishers with 10.24s.
* FIELD RUSHER OF THE RACE :
The newest top5 entry 9397 gained 2 positions between green and chequered and also was one of just 2 drivers to gain positions at all.
* HONORABLE MENTION :
J.A.Katila had the pace to close up on the race leader. At one point it even seemed that this race will have an actual fight for win. Unfortunatelly for him his software decided to disturb his race sending him off course. At least he came back in race and tried for 3rd,but run out of laps.
Altsu announced his choice for next already after finish in server - next race will be return in Kyoto,using almost the same layout as one race ago with one difference - we will be running other oval part between usual GP Long sections. Configuration is known under name Grand Touring and codenamed KY32. Also the car will be relatively similar to the one used one race ago - the powerful Formula V8 instead of it's smaller brother FOX. After next RTFR race (next tuesday) the server will be set to the combo for almost 2 weeks for testing purposes.