Re: 10th Race in Marrakesh
And another victory for me :)
I really thought Dome would be able to safe his Championship this week, but i had a good run during race again.
Qualification started with several bad times for me, always hitting the wall in last corner. But after some minutes i managed to do one good lap, and could take the Pole-Position with that 1 extra Point again.
But now i had to do a good job in race. In train i didn't feel good on this map. I could get the fastest lap just before qualy, but still felt like failing all the time. So i knew this race would be hard to win against an well trained Dome.
The Grid, just before Start.
My Start wasn't good, so Dome was already in front before we crossed Finish-line the first time. And also someone else passed me before pits.
Most People went 20 or 30 min first. 7 up team took the lead for first rounds with a 10 min stop.
I also had something like a brain-lagg in pits, and started to break for 10 min stop. So i had to accelerate again to go to 20 min, where i wanted to stop first.
I was 4th after Pit with 7 up Team about 10 seconds and Bozz just a few meters in front of me.
Dome started with his 30 min stint. So i needed a gap of 12.5 seconds to stay in front of him.
But i only had ~10,5 seconds of gap after that first lap.
I could Overtake Bozz during that first lap, and catch Darkman and Midnightman in Lap 6 to get the Lead.
Haze failed the first Corner after 8Laps. He wasn't the only one...
Bozz did the same some laps later.
So did Sm!e...
Looks like that Corner was a real killer.
Winner and Midnight-Man failed that corner at same time, with me overtaking them.
But at least they didn't DNF there like so many others.
Of course there have also been some nice fights without mistakes in Turn 1.
Cyrex, Winner, Icke and me go through first turn.
I didn't have those problems in turn 1. and also managed to pass the real hard tunrs 2 and 7 without big mistakes.
So i had a gap of 12,7 seconds to Dome in Lap 27, just before i went to pit.
If we both keep up the pace, we would drive in 1 second for last rounds... But Dome lost his Race just between mine and his Pit-stop.
He lost about 15 seconds in 10 laps. And like that i had a comfortable lead.
I also had some bad laps then, but could always keep my Lead big enough.
And finish 1st again.
Now the Fight for Championship gets serious ^^
I think this first Curve should be rebuild, for safety reasons! Rest of the track is fine.