V8 Racing League spreadsheets
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* PENALTIES :
[FFM]ˆNumber - receives 10 seconds penalty added to his finish time for pit entry line violation.
13.Firssen - receives 10 seconds penalty added to his finish time for pit entry line violation.
C.Midget - receives a WARNING for too much chatting! Even if chatting is not forbidden in our league,extensive and unnecessary use of binds draws too much attention away from racing.
13.Matthew - receives a WARNING for low racing standarts. Every driver should be prepared enough to be able to keep his car under control for at least multiple laps in row.
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This round went into VERL history as the most attended in history - a total of 27 drivers qualified for the race,which is 1 more than previous most - round 1 of 2017 series at South City. Unfortunatelly the grid size record (from the same round) was not broken as 2 of the qualifyers did not start this race. More drivers on track usually brings more troubles - there were plenty of contacts between cars during first lap (and following unnecessary complaints about them in chat),but no actual protests were filed - no incident drew enough attention for organization side to be ruled as anything else than racing incident (protests required for incidents to be analysed more closely).
One tradition was kept alive for the 4th year in row - A.Wiśniewski again won the 1st round of the series,allthough probably this was the most difficult one of these 4 opening round wins. He qualified 2nd,but used his outside starting position to prepare lead taking overtake on the outside of 1st non-oval turn. Even if he was passed couple times for short distance and had a close follower for first 3/4 of the race,the 2016 series champion led every single lap of the race and scored another race win for his achievements. Series newcomer and winner's countryman Dzban also passed the polesitter early in 1st lap while starting from 2nd row and kept the intrigue for race win alive,but got involved into incident (involving also race leader) and spun the car - he still saved his race position and finished 2nd. Polesitter Kamikas kept the 3rd position for the rest of the race after being passed in 1st lap and converted it into another podium finish for himself. Top 5 was completed by Oliver in 4th place and series rookie Gábor in 5th.
After round 1 the standing are of course the same as race results,only the points gap is what makes difference - A.Wiśniewski has 2 points gap over Dzban,while Kamikas trails by 5. Dzban is currently leading rookie standings by 8 points over Gábor.
Most represented team Medrecers-MLG Patronus is also on top of the teams standings after round 1,but not only by drivers count alone - all 3 drivers finished withing best 9,best 2 scored 34 points which is 14 more than single driver team of 2nd place finisher DV1 TRITON Racing,Fragmaster is 3rd another 2 points behind. Defending teams champions TC Racing was represented by a single driver,who scored just a single point putting them in 11th position currently. With 2 drivers from same nation finishing 1st and 2nd,there are no doubts about current nations cup leader - Poland is 23 points ahead of single driver nation Estonia,Germany is 3rd with 3 points gap from 2nd. The previously dominating nation Finland was represented by a single driver in this race,who didn't even start the race putting the 4 time nations champions in 20th place.
2 weeks break between rounds 1 and 2,which is enough time to prepare for only custom track of the season - the Aston Classic Challenge will be run on the fusion of Aston Club and Aston National configurations named Aston Sprint 2. The course in 4.8 kilometers long and will make the race of round two 42 laps long. Despite featuring only turns known from original configurations,some addaption to the course will be required,especially when setting up the car.