This was a fairly competitive race, but it was ruined by a connection problem. Everyone was disconnected half way through, and this happened for me when I was on hard tires. The race was frozen, and by the time they restarted it, the temperature had dropped and I couldn’t get enough heat in my hard tires, so basically the stint was wasted. The fact I lost easily a second a lap, and finished just behind the points really did make me quite annoyed at the server failure.
I am now at a level where I can get KERS, but because of my DNF last week, I cannot yet afford to buy it (it costs $20M).
I began my gaming journey via the family Commodore Vic-20, then later with my own C-64 and Amiga A600. These systems kept my attention until I moved up to PCs around the Windows MS-DOS Pre-Windows 95 era, which means I never really got into the console gaming market in a big way.
My parents spent a significant amount of time sharing my early gaming experiences, and this really helped foster my interests. I discovered racing games and space games for the first time, and those are still my main genres of interest to this day.
These days I use gaming to try to escape from the pressures of real life. I occasionally upload or stream gameplay to YouTube and Twitch, and enjoy the social interaction with viewers and other gamers.
Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.
He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.