I had great fun yesterday. The start was smooth and everyone had been really careful. Well done!
I like very much those endurance races, since you really need a strategy. Will I push a bit more to catch the driver in front of me? Is it worth to take the risk to push a bit more?
Who is him? Does he usually do mistakes under pressure? Is it safe to be really close to him? What will happen if I will do a mistake when I'm far away from the pit? Will I have fuel enough to do 3 stops of I will need one more?
A lot of questions during all the race. You keep on checking lap times and the pitboard to check what is happening around you. Really a nice experience.
My race had been error free until the last lap.
I knew the driver behind me, Laurent, was faster then me, but somehow I manage to be in front of him.
Lap by lap he was getting closer and closer. After a quite relaxing race I knew I had to push. At 3 laps to the end we fighting at every corner.
At the hairpin we were side by side. I knew that if I would accelerate in a proper way I could get back my position. I tried to be as left as possible being careful with the throttle. I waited he passed me and then I got in his tail and with the help of the slipstream I overtook him again in the straight.
I was over the moon. Trying to understand how many laps were missing. Did Vitaliano overtook me? yes, few laps ago! did he pit in the meanwhile? maybe yes. so I have to do one more full lap! Oh no!!! It's gonna be hard to keep Laurent behind for one more lap!
I need concentration! Careful on every corner it seems to be in qualify again, but with one eye on the track and an other on the mirror!
One more time close to the hairpin. Laurent took my slipstream and tried again the same move. I did the same. This time, unfortunately my wheels spawn a bit. I loose traction for a fraction of time. I saw Laurent taking half a meter. I was not enough to take advantage of the slipstream this time.
Last lap flag was waving! I was really devastated and at the first corner I did a small mistake (first of the race!!!) locking my wheels. I went off road cutting the first corner on the outside. I had to be careful not to hit Laurent. I tried to be in the inside and wait until he was safely away from me.
There is an advertisement on that corner on the ground: a yellow Casino Montreal advertisement. I touched it and spawn! somehow I found my self stacked into the sand!
No way to go out. Click Esc+go to pit. What a pity! 2 position lost a the last lap!!
Anyway! it was a great fun!
Thanks a lot to Laurent for the nice fight! As usual really clean and correct on track!
See you next time!