I was a victim of the common NKPro "bug" (no its not a bug, I should have known the behaviour): I disqualyfied myself at the first pitstop (of two in total), I stopped at my box correctly, so that I was seeing the setup tabs, refilled the car with fuel and changed tires then I pressed ESC 'back to box' to make a small setup-change and reduce the caster for one value to its min. and found me -1 lap behind the field as I crossed the line the next time.
Should have known better, but I always thought / was sure that you can press ESC 'back to box' without wasting the inlap and being -1 lap behind in the box as long as the car stands correctly in the pit position (seeing the setup tabs / when the setup tabs are visible) like as you press 'fix car' and being warped to the box-garage without wasting in lap / being -1 lap behind, but know I 'found out' its not true
So sadly I lost several positions, because of the inlap to the box towards the first stop not counting. But in fact I maybe lost only 1 pos. regarding the result at the very end -that it seems to look like-, since I was behind F. Grippa at the last laps on track, so I lost not many.
I messed up the start completely as I could not see the starting-lights + I was too fast at the clutch and stalled the engine, I did not practice a single start before the event (you have to be precise with the clutch in the F1800, not so easy as with the Gvb at the last event, completely 'different' thing to manage), so I found myself back to the 14th position already at lap 1.
The ESC-mistake was the similar issue that Andrea had at a race at Aviano at some of the last seasons.
Also it looks like that Luca did the same mistake like me in this race at his pitstop, I watched my replay and saw he was pressing ESC 'back to box' in the box-lane after leaving the garage, that's the reson why he is one more lap behind as well.
Donigton Park + F1800 has been a good / enjoyable combination btw. (I like those kind of fluend to drive tracks) and I was surprised I have beaten my pb for about 5 tenth two times quite without any struggle in the real event's qualy (and the last stint of the race), 'cause normally it has been the opposite case being sometimes quite far away from my best possible in qualy.
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