1- After a race in Belgium with a long, fast lap, we head to Tsukuba in Japan, where a very short, technical lap awaits us! Are you excited for the challenge this track will bring, or worried about navigating traffic on such a tight track?
I love Tsukuba! It’s the track i learned to race on back in the Gran Turismo day’s. I’ve spent hours hot lapping here trying to match pace with my buddy Tao, it’s also the first track i ever drove with a racing wheel after graduating from controllers. And so far practice has been going well. I ran one practice session with some of you fast boi’s and they seemed to be able to pass me without too much chaos. But to be honest there’s still a lot of drivers that’s may not possess the ability to be patient and choose the right moments to pass. So i think it will be a game of chance out there. My prediction is anothe race with high attrition.
2- The Radical is proving to be a challenging car to drive! Are you having to change your driving style at all to tame it, or was it a natural fit for you?
Yeah, for sure, after driving the skippy exclusively for so long I’ve had to change it up with the radical. But my approach is still the same as always. Try to run the lap as fast as possible while not crashing. I wouldn’t say it’s a natural fit for me at all.
3- Its early in the season, but did you have any close racing and build any rivalrys?
Nah, not really. The goals are the same as always. Just trying to stay ahead of Barnett, playing tortoise vs the hare with Chris, and whenever possible trying to take points away from Tyler.
Bonus- Did you watch the broadcast after? If you do, I encourage everyone to like the videos and even subscribe to GSRC, it really helps get exposure for the races!
I watched it and liked the video. I love being in a broadcast race (it was my goal from the beginning), and i think the GSRC guys are very talented announcers. After making the race replays the last couple seasons i realize how difficult it is to follow story lines during the race, especially live. But i was disappointed that they missed the pile up coming out of Eau Rouge on lap 1 (they even claimed that everyone made it through cleanly before correcting and saying they would give us a replay of the incident just to never follow through). I understand why they mainly focus on the front runners, but i feel like a lot of good racing was missed in the midfield (which is where most of the good stuff has happened the past two seasons here in Thursday night PRL). They also mispronounced my last name