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Date: 2018-10-07 18:36:41
League: World Championship
Track: Round 12: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace
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|Track:||Catalunya, Spain 2007|
|Event league:||World Championship|
|Final result:||Yes (confirmed)|
|Separate classes:||No (all drivers in one class)|
|Event date:||2007-05-06 20:14:49|
|Qualifying minutes:||15 minutes|
|Event distance:||312.180 km|
|Race winner:||Roy Kolbe|
|"WOW, what a result again!:) But first of all I want to say sorry to Bruno. In my old days I forgot to change back to boost 10 and so 2 cars passed me in lap1. Before T10 I was far behind Bruno and never even thought to try it there. I braked as usual, but Bruno slowed down his car too much. Probably I slept this moment and was forced to move left to avoid contact. Sorry man, you know I don´t try Sato style with intention. It will never happen again!! However, after I took the lead, I had a trouble free race. Joel did a fantastic job and gove me all useful information. Finally we won and Seb scored also. What we want more??:) Grats to Bruno and David also, good pace for low practise!! Last but not least, please let me allow a little critic! Ondrej & Patrick, I find it unfair that you keep such a big gap in formation lap to front runners. A little gap for lag I understand, but waiting like this I don´t agree...|
See you all in Monte Carlo!"
|"Better than this at Barcelona was nearly impossible for me. The qualify was almost perfect,as I managed to be just 1 tenth close to my personal best. Then at the race, I pushed all the way from the start until last stop when I was sure 2nd was secure. I really pushed the car to it's limit and I don't think I could have driven faster today with this setup. Now into Monaco! |
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|"Third 4th place in the season. This time it was a troublefree race. After the start from 4th place i opened space for De Witt as i expected him to collide with me. I was pushing a lot after the first stint to be able to fight with Greco who was on a 3 stop strategy. I managed it quite well, but 5 laps before the end of the race i got a brake failure and I just tried to finish. I did the best possible job today so I can be happy."|
|"Qual: First try with wrong setup, couldn't do a good time, 2nd try was with right setup, but couldn't get a good lap.. lack of practise as i only did about 100 laps before this race|
Race: It started pretty good, had couple fight then driving alone all the time since lap 5 or so... Had very scary moment when i had no more fuel left before my last pit and i was 3rd turn before last one and had to use clutch and roll my car till pit box :)))
I wasn't sure which laps im pitting since my teammate gave me setup with all pitstops arranged, well pretty pleased with my p5 with not alot of practise. Hope to get back on podium in next race or at least top4 :) cya at monaco"
|"Well, all in all, not a good race for me. A lot of fighting in the first stint made it impossible to lap consistent times and I lost time. I got hit from behind by a Virtual-Games.com Racing car and from that on, the car was strange to drive. I was so insecure while accelrating and really had a hard time to control the car. Well, despite having those problems, this were my first 3 points of the season. Of course this is not enough for a team like Twister-Racing. I will give my very best for Monaco next week. I have to improve and I will. P6 is not what I am looking for.|
Anyway, I wish to thank Roy for being a great team mate. Also all our other World Series drivers and every team member of Twister Racing for the warm and friendly welcome. Thank you Joel for giving me the chance and for being a great team manager during the race."
|"Well, I am not unhappy with the final result although I was expecting more while the race.|
My qualifying was not as expected and I started from P15. Start and the first laps were pretty good and I could gain a few positions. I felt that my race speed was not so bad, because I could follow the drivers in front of me relative easy and I knew that I had more fuel in the first two stints.
After my third pitstop I came out right behind Darius and we had a few close moves. As I was trying to overtake him I did a mistake and lost a further position. Then I tried to overtake Sebastian and we had an incident. After that I slowed down the last few laps to safe the points."
|"A very special GP for me because I was in my country. My qualy was bad, I only manage to be 13th and that´s something I have to focus in the future.|
The race was better, made a good start and I was fighting in P7 the first laps. During all the race I had allways one or two drivers very close and that make the race a bit more difficult.
Our goal in the team was to finish the race and feel comfortable with the car and that´s what happens finally today and that´s why I have to thank all the Virtual-Games Racing Team for the confidence. I cannot be happy with a 8th place, but it´s good to score my first point in fsr and I hope to continue improving during the season. "
fantastic feeling this was again to lead in the WC race
i started 5th and going into turn 1 i could pass kuncman and greco
then somehow marques went a bit wide......and passing him into turn 2
then having a go at Kolbe was very risky but i decided to go for it!
and i was leading the race then...!
everything went ok doing my laps holding off marques, and then kolbe
it was again wheel to wheel but fair fights
was eveen a moment roy had the position going into turn 1 but i braked exteremy late to hold position i wanted that lead so badly!
but then i made small mistake and was demoted to 2nd which i was doing fine until my 3rd pitstop.............limited did not go on and i had a stop/go but instead i did a drive trough so i had still to do that stop/go
then passing some cars schmalenbach,spengler
and was on my way to 5th
when again my brakes failed its pretty frustrating now but i had the speed for 2nd today roy was to fast and congrazt to him!"
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|"My qualifying lap was within 0.2 of my best time however that was only good enough for 16th on the grid.|
I had a chance to fnish in the points but I wore down my brakes too much for that to happen.
Thanks to GhostSpeed Racing Team for the opportunity to drive in the World Championship."
|"Mine race started realy bad, i made a jump start so i had to serve a drivetrough penalty. Later on the race it happend again when i exceeded speed limit in the pitlane when i braked to late for the line.|
Because of these mistakes the race was pretty much done for me and the only thing left to do was finishing the race and hoping that enough drivers would fail to finish. "
|"Only a word for me......BEST LAG ALL!"|
|"I needed to get knowledge of procedures and some track practise; at the end I got those so I'm satisfied, despite the bad final result.|
Qualifying was good and also race pace, but starting from pits forced me to push a bit too much, when I understood I could absolutely fight for good points, then lack of track experience hit me.
Anyway glad about the pace and for that I want to thank Fabrizio, who worked really hard to give me a good car and Roy who was as always very precious with his advices. Congrats to him for yet another fantastic win!"
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|"It was a long time since my last mistakes in a race, and thus it is even more disappointing now.|
In qualifying my position was bad (17), but only .3 separates me and 10th!
The start of the race was difficult, because I was able to go faster than the cars in front. After a few laps behind, I got a bit stuck and took a bad rythm.
It went even worse after I lost a little bit the rear and Rouault couldn't avoid me.
Suspension was bent and it was really hard to drive! I think it's a mistake from me, but it might also be due to lag.
Then Kasimatis closed the gap with me easily, and pushed me off track while I was letting him (too?) little room in the inside. I got stuck in sand, race over.
I'm not sure if I could make it to the top8, but I definitely had a pretty good speed...I'm looking forward to race in Monaco and bringing a point would be perfect.
Congrats to my team mate who scored his first point. That makes 2 races in the points for Virtual-Games.com! Bravo mate!"
|"Good qualify, race start with the usual lag ( and not only i talk of it ) that never allow to use a correct line, from 8th to 14 or similar, race in this way is not possible, game uninstalled and bye bye. No problem to be slower of the great drivers here ( because be distant 0.7 or similar of Roy or Bruno is a good results for me, lol ) but practice to end races in this way is stupid, start in the middle of the grid is a lottery, when i have the incident with Stephan i was angry but now i think tha he also maybe has lags problem like me so better avoid to be soo angry."|
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|"The Torrent Motorsports Ferrari sponsored by OSIRIS Shoes, Baker Billiards, ATMOSPHERE, and USD Inc. was very strong. I went out and pulled a very bad qual lap, I was 1 sec. faster than that normally and for some reason the car was bottoming out very badly, so it was causing a huge understeer.|
Then when the race started I had a great launch and first 2 laps moving up to the 11th position. I got held up by Marconi and I lost the gap I had put between myself and the Rouault/Pescalli battle. When Marconi blocked me in Renault (he was 20mph slow and turned into the groove after missing the 2nd corner) I got back in the battle behind me and was turned around in La Caixa by a foolish move on the behalf of Pescalli. He dove in too hard, pushed me up the track from 5 car lenghts behind and caused a situation where Rouault hopped the curb to avoid him and accidentaly got into me. Very unfortunate for my first WC start, was running 11th and just looking for some seat time.
The Torrent Motorsports Ferrari will be strong next week as the primary driver Petter Kaasa will be the pilot again."
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