- Aug 26, 2014
There's a saying in motorsport that the sweetness of the victory is measured by the level of competition. Is winning just winning? Simple as that? Is winning sweeter when you've had to really fight for it? Does it matter if you win by 4 tenths or 4 minutes? Is it just a victory?
I bring this up really because every week in the comm box with @King-kodiak, I am consistently staggered at the level of competitiveness up and down the grid in this league.
Let me give you some stats here:
● The biggest winning margin this season was 4.653 seconds.
● In the past 3 races, the top 5 finishes have been separated by 10 seconds or so.
● In qualifying it is 'normal', that approximately the top 30-35 drivers are separated by no more than 1.5 seconds.
● Twice so far in the 4 rounds we've had, the gap between 1st and 2nd in qualifying has been separated by less than 0.004 seconds.
● We've had 4 different winners from 4 races in EVERY CLASS.
Need I say more?
So I wonder. Last season we had the utterly dominant force that was Eero Nomm who won 5 of the 8 races he contested. One of which had his largest winning margin of 18 seconds. Does that kind of winning mean any more or less than the wins we've had this season, all of which have been won by less than 5 seconds?
This week's topic then is about the level of competition. How do you approach racing? Is winning everything? Is it about searching for competition with those around your skill level? Is a dominant force in any class more or less impressive than those close and hard fought ones? Are you thinking about the championship or is it just race by race? What do you consider 'a good race'?
GO GO GO