Last FL Race Review - Monte Carlo
Greetings RRR drivers and fans!
We come to the end of the line! Last FL race was driven this Sunday, and it was a race for remember! 18 drivers show up, for this epic finale, and what an elite too! Massa&Monty, Reh&RioRalle, surprisingly good NH90, veterans Icke&Wessy, TM2 elite Dome2010, and even Jahombre decide it to play!!
It all start at 19:00 on KnockOut race, were there was a 11 drivers, than all went to drive epic finale at Monte Carlo.. Massa beat Dome in KnockOut race, so I thought he will get 2 golds that night, but thing turns differently
Let's start form the begining.. Race started at 20:15, due to KnockOut race.. NH90 was very fast here, and even get bet time in week practice, so I expected good race for him, and even saw him at podium.. But when quali start, Massa had best time, and even get Pole Postion with only 0.02 seconds ahead of Reh! Very, very close.. Icke get third place, and Slaven was 4-th.. Monty and Winner didn't do good in fast lap, so they had last two places on grid, but fot them that is not big problem to catch up with us..
When lights go off, only Icke decide to go on 10min fuel strategy, followed by 20min group of ART drivers(Reh&RioRalle), G.F1 team (me and Slaven), and with NH90 and Jahombre too.. Everybody else decide to fuel for 30min in start.. Of course, Icke take lead, but Reh was very fast, and just Slaven manage to keep with him.. By that time I was fighting (almost all race) with RioRalle and NH90.. Although NH90 was fastest here, he didin't get good race pace here, and in many times he hit walls loosing many seconds there.. Few minutes before I need to go to pit, Massa alreday pass me, and he was getting close to Slaven and Reh, who was in lead with good advantage.. By the time I enter the pit, Monty pass me too, and RioRalle and NH90 catch up with me.. By that time, we already lose Jahombre (I guess he connection broke) and Winner who decide to quit after hitting the wall on first corner.. At the back, Fuzzy was making progress, and although Icke had fastest laps, Fuzzy got a nice race pace.. Wessy didn't practice this track, so he wasn't as his best this Sunday.. Others had a nice fight, and that include Quickes, Dome2010 and Krumel!
15 laps until end, we lose Slaven.. His connection went off, and my happiness then rised a lot!
By that time, he was third! Few lap after, Wessy went missing in tunnel.. Too bad.. 5 laps before end, Reh had a lead with just a little advantage.. Monty was on third place, but fight for a 4-th place was still open.. I manage to get near NH90 and RioRalle, altough I had a 6 secs of gap between them.. Firt I catch NH90 (who made a 1 local in race!!), and than RioRalle.. In final lap, it was an epic deul with Reh and Massa, and although Massa get 1 local in last lap (same time as NH90) he was 0.2 seconds behind Reh, on finish line! Just 0.2 seconds!! Good racing you too! Monty end up third, and I manage to keep 4-th place although NH90 was just one seconds behind me!! Last 2 laps he was very fast, and I thought he will get me, but I didn't make any mistakes in last lap, and finish 4-th! RioRalle made a few mistake and end up on 6-th place, very close to Fuzzy who was 7-th in the end! 8-th was Icke, 9-th was LameDuck, 10-th Morpheus.. Ouickies was best between Dome2010 and Krumel, so he end up 11-th, Dome 12-th, and Krumel 13-th! Tina was last on 14-trh place.. Wessy, Slaven, Winner and Jahombre DNF!
An epic finale, in epic race in epic Chamiponship! It all start at 06.02. last year at Japan(Gifu), and ending this Sunday in Monte Carlo! A whole year!! 25 races in it! Each one special, and each one to remember it for something! Massa is the best! His concetration and speed is amazing! He deserved this first place! Reh proved to be a very fast, and even a good oponnent to Massa! He and RioRalle make this FL races more fun and interesting! Thank you guys, and hope to see you on TrackMania 2 soon! It would be a shame, to drive without you there
I get bronze medal
and that's thanks to Winner who decide to quit this race, so he ruined his excelent score! And thanks for Slaven for his 3 DNF, being better than him was my lifes goal
so FL race was succes for me! Scuderia Ferrari (Massa&Monty) get constructor championship, and Copy/Paste team (me and G.F1 Slaven) took silver, and Jagermaister Racing (Reh&RioRalle) got bronze!
What can I say in the end? Although we (me and Slaven) show at 8-th race and we were newcomeres here, when time pass I fell here like I'm driving with my own team! Execelnt races, solid turnouts, surround by the lovley and very kind people here, I felt like 'home' here! And I was looking forward to each race on every event here! Too bad that few of our member in team didn't stay longer here, but that's life too.. Too bad that yours good driver (Febroso, Kosmic, poseland, Sulfite, etc...) didn't stay till end, but maybe we will see them soon on TM2
Thank you guys all for making my Sunday nights interesting, and BIG THANKS goes to your 'leader' (even he don't like this title, but for me is a KING
) one-and-only Jahombre! With always smile on his face, he manage to get all things done! Tracks, results, events, (recently even WRC is alive!) - he did that all in time and with love, so for thanking him for keeping this community alive, I decide to write a couple of articles, just to keep races alive and that he know that we appreciate that, and that he is not alone in this!
But, just one thing I must say to all of you.. It would be very nice to write a review of yours race here in forum, when you finish driving! In our team, when we finish race, almost everybody write a few sentecnes of race review, so we all read how everybody else see a race.. It keeps forum alive, it keeps racing more fun and tihs shows Jahombre that we enjoy driving here.. That's just my thought, though..
Hope to see lots of driver in upcoming Champinoship at TM2 GT races, and to see all you lovley people healthly and with the smile on yours face, as always, at Sunday nights as usually!
Cya on track!Picture Gallery from last FL race in Monte Carlo..Last FL start..Icke at the fisrt conrer on first lap....'20 min fuel' gruop.....followed by '30 min fuel' group..Winner's frustration ending by hitting ESC button..Jahombre's car is here, but his connection isn't....Last position of Slaven being alive until aliens kidnaping him.. Too bad that they bring him back.. ..Epic foto finish..