Race 1 Penalties
Bradc drifted across left to right in front of Dave O and clipped his front corner. As per the guidelines, bradc should have made more of an effort to stay on his side of the track in the first couple of turns, to avoid these side-by-side impacts. This time is a warning only.
Well what more can I say about my race....
According to this I need to apologise to Dave O. I was not aware that it was you who turned me around for what reads like I squeezed you heading towards the first right hand corner. I am sorry if this resulted in damage to you. In all honesty I had not idea why I was going backwards into the tumbleweeds at the time as I didn't see your car there as my right screen was empty of other cars. I knew I had a car on my left, however I didn't see you there in what could have been my blind spot. I'm not trying to deflect any blame, I just was not aware of what had occurred and I'm sorry if this negatively impacted in your race.
I wonder if anyone knows how to save the races because when I checked my replays it only had my fastest lap saved. I'd love to take another look at this incident as I'd like to learn from what I did wrong.
Needless to say the rest of my race was a challenge being dead last and so it was almost race over before catching anyone.
Race 2 Penalties
The hairpin was a little messy, but it was just a concertina effect with slow cars in the corner, and no real harm done by any impacts.
I've got to have a
here, being someone who got turned around when I became someone's brake marker in this. After a great start I was something like 13th or thereabouts at the time when I got punted back to last (again!), however what infuriated me was that you could see the car in front spinning and some drivers were slowing in anticipation, whilst some thought they'd plow on and hope for some bonus passes, hence why I was a little disappointed to read the above comment.
After this, the racing was quite good, with some really close racing between Joe, Dave & Shameless, sadly for me I didn't have the ultimate pace to catch anyone, but it was fun driving hard and close with very little contact and racing room given. plus it was nice to complete a race without being lapped. Now if I could only pull off a clean lap 1...oh well there's always next week.