Finally the racing day! I was really tens today because of the high probability of rain.
no time for me at all in the last days for any training, so, I was really relieved when I saw cloudy, without rain tonight.
First lap on the official qualification I got my PB that was worth the pole position with mario and vito very close.
Race 1 was really really tough. Mario and Vito where always very close, and we had a very tough battle for the full race. I won with +0.1 on Mario! very nice
Race2: started 6 for the inverted grid, I had a nice and clean start, just as everyone else. With full tank everyone was more or less on the same pace. I got very close to Oliver, that was battling with Diego also. I decided to have an early pit, to avoid loosing so much time.
Diego had the same idea, so we came into the pit together. Refuel, new tires, waiting the time to complete the refuel and than back on track with Diego few meters in front of me.
We knew we had to push if we wanted to overtake Oliver, and we both had some fast lap.
Oliver had his pit few laps after, and our tactic payed off. We both managed to overtake him.
After a while I got closer to Diego, and overtook him also.
I had Mario on my view, but still 4 seconds ahead.
Very difficult to get him since we where both on similar pace.
When the second pit was approaching, I started my calculation to understand if I did my math right, and if I could arrive till the end filling up other 12 liters.
Doing my math I had a very bad lap and Vito got much much closer, just when it was important to get some space between us.
I went into the pit, and refuel...but..DISASTER!!!
although i pressed the clutch, nK in the waiting time for refueling, was blocked to my inputs. For this reason it was just as I wasn't pressing the clutch, so my engine shut down.
unfortunately I coudn't start it up anymore. I tried to press go to box (I was stop on the pit), and there finally I managed to start up the engine again. I got no penalty of time, but I lost maybe 10-15 seconds (and 1-2 years of my life
I got back on track, and both Vito and Oliver were in front of me.
I slowly got closer, but then they collided, so I overtook them.
At the end of the race, I expected to be 3rd, but nk show me at -1 lap. Really weird! Clearly a bug due to my strange pitstop.
Anyway, I'm really happy about my races, and more importantly about the nice races I've seen around me.
Everyone really fair and extremely good battles. Exciting races, especially with those thrilling pitstops, that gives a lot of room for different strategies.
Thanks everyone for the nice races and congratulations to Mario for the 2nd and 1st place