TOrS Race 2: Silverstone
After my class win at Bathurst, I moved onto Silverstone Circuit for round two of my offline championship.
This race, I decided against pitting and would try to make the whole 48-minute race on a single set of tires. The A.I. were also on the same strategy.
– 48 minute timed race
– 30x time accelaration (2 minutes realtime shows 1 hour lighting changes)
– 36 entries (including me)
– GT1 Nissan GT-R, GT2 Corvette C6.R, GT3 Chevy Camaro, GT4 Nissan 470z classes
I put in a basic qualifying lap, figuring I’d still be able to compete for the lead in the race regardless of starting position. I ended up 8th in GT2, 22nd overall.
My start was clean and I moved up to 7th-place pretty easily, then 6th later in the lap.
My main battles during the race were with the GT3 cars, who qualified on a similar pace to the GT2 cars again, but by lap 3 I had caught and passed for 5th-place in the GT2 class.
Lap 8 saw my first attempts to pass my main rival in the race. I ended up having a great race long battle with him, but managed to get by him and into 4th later in the lap.
Later on in the race I lost positions, gained them back, had a super side-by-side battle, ending up with a 4th-place finish after 24 laps (I finished 1 lap down).
|Fin||Driver||Interval||Class||Cl Pos||Cl Pts|
|1||Shinji Tajima (A.I.)||49:27||GT1||1||10|
|8||Bret LeBrac (A.I.)||+1 Lap||GT3||1||10|
|11||Brewer / Auerbach (A.I.)||+1 Lap||GT2||1||10|
|14||Magnussen / O’Connell (A.I.)||+1 Lap||GT2||2||6|
|15||Alex Finkle (A.I.)||+1 Lap||GT2||3||4|
|16||Timothy Wheatley||+1 Lap||GT2||4||3|
|17||Earl Oveur (A.I.)||+1 Lap||GT2||5||2|
|18||Walter Wayne (A.I.)||+1 Lap||GT2||6||1|
|1||Brewer / Auerbach (A.I.)||16|
|3||Magnussen / O’Connell (A.I.)||6|
|4||Gjoey Pete (A.I.)||4|
|5||Walter Wayne (A.I.)||3|
|6||Alex Finkle (A.I.)||4|
|7||Frank Hops (A.I.)||3|
|8||Earl Oveur (A.I.)||2|