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Michal Janak
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Richard Coxon wrote:
It shouldn't be. The Grid is perhaps the most stable car in the field. You are probably pushing too hard.

so maybe gears and brakes are bad on me

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Arf just arrived home. Sorry Pascal :smil20:

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I choose a bad grill tape for the race 60% so my engine began overheating after a few laps. A strange is that in warmup was the temperature ok.

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Richard Coxon
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Warmup is in the morning, hence it was darker, and also cooler Wink

The race was at 3:00pm, much warmer.

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My wheel quit on me, its getting no power, so race was over, but not before all sorts of people push me around, until i ended up in the pit lane!! Evil or Very Mad

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Alberto Ibañez wrote:
Arf just arrived home. Sorry Pascal :smil20:

It's no problem, I didn't have any problems Wink

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This race wasn't a stock car race at Martinsville, this was a group C race at Brands Hatch. Be a gentleman.
Martin, first of all, don't ever do that again. Second of all, if you happen to do that again, give up your position! I was furious from that push and I felt no sympathy when I saw your engine blow up.

In any case, I didn't bother much about qualifying, one run with low fuel and taped up grill was good enough. It is the race that counts. I knew exactly where I had my car, and only did one little trip through the gravel. But man, Ray really got his Alba hooked up, he was impossible this time too! Big congrats! I'm very pleased with another 2nd in class myself.

:second:

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It's a miracle, I finished a race. :D

A PB in qualifying which got me 10th on the grid, but more importantly I had my set up issues sorted and I was happy with the car's handling. Early in the race I moved up to 5th with a small pack chasing me. It went wrong when turning into Paddock, I got a nudge, spun and dropped to 17th. I came back to 8th, spun again all by myself, came back to 8th again. The combination of my setup and me trying to hard meant that by then I'd murdered my tires, so I did even more gardening to end the race outside the top 10.

Good car - driver needs improvement.

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Richard Coxon
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Results and points are up :flag:

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Martin Lacina
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Jacob Fredriksson wrote:
This race wasn't a stock car race at Martinsville, this was a group C race at Brands Hatch. Be a gentleman.
Martin, first of all, don't ever do that again. Second of all, if you happen to do that again, give up your position! I was furious from that push and I felt no sympathy when I saw your engine blow up.

In any case, I didn't bother much about qualifying, one run with low fuel and taped up grill was good enough. It is the race that counts. I knew exactly where I had my car, and only did one little trip through the gravel. But man, Ray really got his Alba hooked up, he was impossible this time too! Big congrats! I'm very pleased with another 2nd in class myself.

:second:

Sorry Jacob for that contact. It was my unforgiving mistake. Belive me that i was glad to see you in my mirrors againg.Next time i will be more carefull.

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Michael Drechsler
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Dear Lord, that was intense. BH Indy isn't my favourite track, quite the opposite, though. One of the reasons is I'm barely able to lap consistently around there. I finally broke the 48 second barrier, but there was still more than 4/10s in the car, that would have gotten me into the Top 10, but well, the race was still 50 laps, and my setup felt good.

First laps were like affraid A little rubbing here, a touch there, a lil' bump for good measure, I lost a few positions in the ongoing melee, tried to get them back, but two attemps ended with pretty hard contacts, and damn, cars about everywhere! Including some who lost control and were right in the middle of the track. A few laps into the race, I lost my rear in the final corner, and was 21st and dead last. Now thanks again, at least no one to blame but me this time Rolling Eyes
Well, I started my chase there, was soon near the next competitors, gained a couple of positions, had a fun three-way battle with Ben Paulet and Mick Chapman, fought them down somehow, then I was about to close the gap to Jan Titz and Matthias Weber, but got stuck behind Frank Penk. That was a fight with mixed feelings for me. On one hand, it was pretty fun, but unfortunately, I lost a lot of time to the guys in front of me, as his car was really slow right in the places where my car had its strong points. I lost up to two seconds per lap, and that was kinda frustrating. Well, at some point, he lost it braking into druids, and I could finally pass him, and a short while later, I was able to pass Matthias as well. I still tried to chase down Jan, but it was a bit late, and also tried to get away from Matthias. But doing so, my left front got a bit hot and the car's balance shifted to oversteer, which allowed him to start a late attack, and he got by with a bit of rubbing. Even though I lost my 12th in the end, it was great racing. I was quite happy with my car this time, could always do 49 second laps, just had to watch my tire temperature. Had quite some fun, even though it was BH Indy Smile

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David Sabre
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A tough race as was expected on this short track. I did my fastest lap in qualifying and qualified 5th, happy with that. I decided to take it easy after the start only to be hit from behind and dropping down to 8th with a damaged rear. The damaged then caused the rear tyre to wear quickly and I had a job holding off other cars , the inevitable bumps and nudges then followed and I struggled home to finish 6th, 3rd in class:) . A hard race but it was fun.
Congrats to the class winners, Ray & Yves. :clap:

A good turn out again with 22 cars on the grid :top:
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Richard Coxon
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I'd like to add a few notes.

1: Thank you all for coming, it's great to see so many cars on track. :D

2: I'm dissapointed as some drivers were trying to win the race at the first corner. Take your time, these are long races.

3: The contact that was experienced in the first few laps wasn't really acceptable. Please take more care in future, again the races are long so you don't need to make do or die manouvers. These are not touring cars Wink

But thanks again for showing up, without you guys these series wouldn't happen or be half as enjoyable Smile

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Richard Wilks
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I second Richard's feelings, great atendance, but people should be more careful early in the race.


Great Broadcast Pascal! :top: really nice, great work.

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Dylan Canton
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sorry for my absents again, my back was killing me and i couldn't sit down in my chair for more the 10 minutes

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Matthias Weber
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Good start without any contacts, got up from P15 to P7.

Still have massive problems on the brakes with this car, so i spun 3 times trying to avoid contact with other cars. pale
(braked harder than i used to)
Engine still overheating at 0% grille, so i had to shift really early and losing time.

At least i got some good fights.

Sorry to Raul, one of my spins ended his race.

Never liked Brands Hatch Indy, and after this race it wont change.

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Raul Jereb
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Matthias Weber wrote:

Sorry to Raul, one of my spins ended his race.

No problem Matthias, it was not your fault, you lost it, and my car just refused to turn... Sad
Pretty realistic, I would say..

Too bad, since I really like this track, and this cars too...

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Thanks Pascal for the coverage. :top:

Aber das mit den Einblendungen am Anfang hat ein wenig genervt :D

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Dylan Canton wrote:
sorry for my absents again, my back was killing me and i couldn't sit down in my chair for more the 10 minutes

That's okay Dylan, but if you miss one without informing us of your absense before the race i will have to remove you from the entry list.

Hope your back feels better soon.

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Jacob Fredriksson
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Martin Lacina wrote:
Jacob Fredriksson wrote:
This race wasn't a stock car race at Martinsville, this was a group C race at Brands Hatch. Be a gentleman.
Martin, first of all, don't ever do that again. Second of all, if you happen to do that again, give up your position! I was furious from that push and I felt no sympathy when I saw your engine blow up.

In any case, I didn't bother much about qualifying, one run with low fuel and taped up grill was good enough. It is the race that counts. I knew exactly where I had my car, and only did one little trip through the gravel. But man, Ray really got his Alba hooked up, he was impossible this time too! Big congrats! I'm very pleased with another 2nd in class myself.

:second:

Sorry Jacob for that contact. It was my unforgiving mistake. Belive me that i was glad to see you in my mirrors againg.Next time i will be more carefull.

Glad you're making that reply, sporting. :top: I won't hold grudges.

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Didnt make it back in time yesterday, sry. I´m aware of the rules. Will be there next time.

Thanks for the coverage, beautiful view of the track.

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Qualy in 20th position, I did some good moves to catch my teammate (for the next endurance.. :antoine: ) Philou who was already fighting with 2-3 opponents. I've success to follow them during some laps. I stay well focused on my braking points, and try to not overdrive. All happen well for me at this moment.
But some laps later, exiting the turn 2, I feel a slighty rear bump who makes me spin. To avoid accident, I had to let pass the cars. I restart 19th completely disappointed. I try to re-focus on the race, but no success, I overdrive. I press esc, 2 laps later in this hellish turn 2. Neutral
Grats to podium and all participants. :frank:

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I don't know what happened, I posted a post apologising for not being able to make this race but it did not appear here. My apologies Richard.
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Richard Coxon
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No problem Chris.

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I knew I'd struggle in Qualy but I didnt think I'd struggle that hard in the race...


In Qualy I just couldn't keep the car straight, it was too loose on low fuel, and the hard tires, so was happy to even get a 48 time...


The Race got underway and took it gingerely keeping an eye out for trouble and trying to avoid contact. The circuit invites for contact so a little bit of rubbing did happen but generally it was a clean first few laps.

After them I was close to the top 10 after having done a few passes and making use of others missfortune but then I ended up behind Frank (I believe your first name is at least mr Penk) and Phillipe and sort of got stuck there.
Just like Matthias, my car was strong in the wrong areas and I couldn't find my way past and burnt my left front a bit too much looking for the pass. The only place I was much quicker was onto the back straight and into the Surtees-McLeans complex which is not really a passing place...

In the end got up past Frank after he outbroke himself into Paddock Hill but I soon was passed as well.

After that point I was purely driving defensively because the car was much like a Train, it just wouldn't turn right. I suppose that's also because of some of the damage that the car suffered after numerous nudges and rubbings...

In the end had a pretty good battle with Michal which sadly ended in a bad way as I made a misstake at Paddock and then tried to defend down into Druids but decided to leave the door open, realized that had a taken the turn I would have been hit (not sure if there were an overlap on turn-in but I assume there was) and then I tried to look up the inside coming out of the turn and had a slight overlap but Michal wanted a bit more room and more contact was made, almost turning him into the wall in a similar way to that of Steve Soper in 2001(?) and I then tried too hard taking advantage of Graham Hill but lost it coming out and dropped another position to Phillipe.


Overall a nice race but a bit too much contact, from both me and others, which dropped the enjoyment somewhat but as I said, the circuit invites to contact since there is only 1 real overtaking spot which is easy-ish to defend in.

Cheers and see you all at Donington, a much nicer circuit for these cars (if you diregard Coppice, such a frustrating turn...) Smile

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