You were really close catching me! I had a three second penalty too so it was really challenging to keep you over a second behind because I started to struggle on my old softs set I really had to give my best shot in the final 10 laps. Nice driving!Quali - 4th
Race - 2nd (keeping up my trend of only getting 2nd if on the podium!)
That race was not at all what I expected honestly. Went into this thinking my pace was way off the mark, and just not feeling comfortable with quite a few of the corners, T5,6 and T12 in particular.
Did my qualifying on the SS's, though I thought enough people were going to set times on US that I tried to go out at the end. Got too caught up checking the session timer and peoples tires that I was too late leaving the garage by about 5 seconds. Either way my plan was a one stop, but if the SS's were as comparable in the race as they were in quali then things were looking up!
The race itself wasn't too eventful for me. I had a poor start losing two positions right away, but kept close gaining one back by T5, then promptly lost it again... Lap 4 though at the chicane Carbon and Limaro had a bit of contact and it seems like the game got confused about the overtakes, so while they played a bit of leapfrog sorting it out I snagged two positions!
From that point I was just focusing on chasing down PPK, which I tried an overcut but came out of the pits right as he passed and now with two cars between us, so the gap hadn't really changed. What did close the gap some though was finally getting DRS on the back straight! After that we were close enough that for a good portion of the race I was just trying to get into his DRS detection zone. I'd get close to if not under the 1 second for DRS at some points, but never through the detection zone. Then I missed a braking zone and the gap got back up to 2-4 seconds and I simply couldn't close it. From then on it was just a matter of managing tires, fuel, battery, and making no mistakes.
Highlights I guess?
Same to you!You were really close catching me! I had a three second penalty too so it was really challenging to keep you over a second behind because I started to struggle on my old softs set I really had to give my best shot in the final 10 laps. Nice driving!
Quali P7 - 3rd highest of those on SS, Was hoping for a top 6 finish having had time for some good practice and really finding my rhythm around here.
Race P14 - Half way around the formation lap my wheel has cocked itself up somehow and now the car won't steer properly - pretty much just 50% input. Knowing this I pull to the side to let everyone past at the start, try to fix it in the pause menu and then have to leave and rejoin the session to fix it. Race pretty much over by lap 4.
I rejoin, get a 10sec penalty as my ghost car flies over the chicane due to me not paying attention, but fight up to 11th at races end despite an orange front wing - 14th after the penalty. So, not exactly ideal but enjoyed battling along the way and @Salvo Failla kept me on my toes most of the race by staying within a couple of seconds after I'd overtaken him. Disappointed with the result but hopefully just a one of due to the freak wheel issue.
seems they are very unpredictable loads of people i use to race with on gt sport had it where the game would pause randomly and wheel would act weird. are you on the latest firmwareHow did you guess haha? First issue I've had with it, think I caught something when pressing the share button to record.