Best quali effort to date, but still left a good .5 sec out on the track.
R: 16th according to the scoreboard, but being disputed for 9th
I started off okay. I got a bump in T1, but nothing bad, no real damage. Got up to 5th when Mat's had a spin in the last turn of L1 (thank god he ghosted for some reason lol). I was pulling a comfortable lead on 6th when I slid and went wide out of T4 and got a 10 second penalty for it. I fell back to 7th, but got back up the KDawg's bumper for 6th. He was running a good steady line and I didn't want to make any contact with him, and I spun myself in T2 trying to set up a pass. That cost me a ton of time, so I decided to go ahead and pit on L9 to see if maybe there was a little bit of rear damage, and I could start ticking off some faster laps. Unfortunately after leaving the pits, I had to make several overtakes that cost me more time. Ended up just riding around in 7th place for the last 10 laps or so, and then ran out of gas on that long back stretch coming to the checkered flag. I tried to put myself on pit road so the AI could just drive me down and cross the finish line, except the AI went full helmet and smacked me into the wall and started driving the course backwards which caused me to be DQ'd and finish in last place. So I'm challenging that I feel like I should be 9th, the last car on the lead lap. Overall a very disappointing race for me, since this is the first time I've really had decent pace like that. Hopefully I'll keep the momentum going and have a good showing at Dubai.