That race was intense. Congrats for the winZolder ended up going fairly well for me.
Before I give my event rundown, I'd like to apologise to @Lexie1993Maxie for an incident on lap 9 of the feature race... I'd gone off track whilst trying to clear a time penalty and wasn't paying attention to my braking into the hairpin. As the car spun round I'd given it a bit of gas to prevent going into the barriers, then it slowly started moving forwards... my intention was to keep left off the track and let the few cars past but, for some reason, it slewed right quite violently and I got in the way of @Lexie1993Maxie and may have taken him off track accidentally. I had no intention of leaping back on track and I've got no clue why it shot right when I was steering left!? I then made sure I'd let all of that group past before the last chicane. I don't think I affected your race too much but again, I apologise, even if it just gave you a scare!
Got a cracking start off the line and managed to get into 3rd I think, but going through the first set of right-handers it was clear I was experiencing the dreaded 'wrong car syndrome' as I had none of the expected level of grip. Spun off and I think I found myself in 10th or 11th behind @Fruitshoot14. I was initially annoyed but, to be honest, I think it worked out well for me... I spent the rest of the race battling with @Fruitshoot14 and enjoyed every minute of it. I managed to get alongside a couple of times but he wasn't having any of it - hard but fair, and a hell of a lot of fun!
Not too bad a start for me... car felt 'right' this time and I settled into 5th behind @Lexie1993Maxie for a lap. @1664stan had a problem at the chicane so was up to 4th then managed to get past @Lexie1993Maxie at corner 2 to find myself in 3rd behind @Fozzy12. The first corner of lap 4 saw @Lexie1993Maxie get past on the inside but I managed to keep momentum and got back past at corner 2. I then settled into a rhythm behind @Fozzy12 until lap 9 when I made the mistake mentioned at the top of post. From lap 9 to 15 I watched @Lexie1993Maxie and @Pedro Pianna battle and managed to get alongside @Lexie1993Maxie going over the top of the hill coming out of the first chicane... I was squeezed onto the grass so had to back out of it but managed to out-brake @Lexie1993Maxie into the hairpin. The next time through the 1st corner, @Lacsap-Yoon and someone else(?) were in the middle of an incident and I managed to miss the Porsche by about an inch... a butt clenching moment! This gifted me 3rd place which I held for a couple more laps before I out-braked myself into the hairpin and allowed @GetMonnieNelson to get through. Our pace was very similar so we were together for the remainder of the race. On lap 23 as I round the 1st corner I see what looks like @Fozzy12 doing doughnuts for the crowd so as I pass I'm re-gifted 3rd place. On lap 25 it looks like @Jelte has had a problem and @GetMonnieNelson and I catch up and it's all getting very close. I can see @Pedro Pianna catching me as well so there's no room for mistakes. At the start of the last lap, @Pedro Pianna has got a good run on me over the start line and dives past into the 1st corner but runs wide so I get a bit of breathing room behind for the rest of the last lap, so I can relax a bit and watch @Jelte and @GetMonnieNelson battling. They get alongside each other coming out of the first chicane and I just get a glimpse of some contact going over the hill, and as I come over behind, they are both sliding across the track... I slip past into first place and immediately misjudge my speed into the next chicane and have to run over the gravel losing a fair bit of time... this prompts the game to threaten another time penalty which I can't afford with @Pedro Pianna so close behind, so I go as slow as I dare into the last hairpin to clear the penalty. I survive the last chicane to win by little more than 1.5 seconds. Phew.