If anyone saw my VRS telemetry and the literally dozens of combinations of ARB's, shocks, ride height, camber, caster, diff and gears I tried to get ANYTHING to work, they'd never believe I finished 2nd.
Congrats to Don. That was a very well driven race. I lost a couple seconds in traffic, but I told him before that I didn't have pace to run with him. After the Monday practice I was not feeling confident about this race. I couldn't find anything that worked and felt OK AND didn't kill the tires. I finally said the hell with it and just threw the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, tub and the neighbors dog at it and it was pretty damn decent. To be only 0.1s off Don's fastest lap is like a win after fighting the car for two whole days.
Congrats to Arnaud as well on the well deserved podium. I thought the Porsche's would be fast and he kept me honest for the first half of the race. I started to eek out a bit of a gap and once it got to around 4 seconds I felt like I was probably OK and shifted to damage control mode.
Running down Don wasn't going to happen, so it was just limit the damage. Unfortunate Thomas got into Rafael there. That was actually part of my strategy since I knew I didn't have outright pace I decided to take the Rick Mears approach... Just put yourself in a position to win and let the chips fall where they may. I had a feeling those 3 being so close on time might trip over each other. All I saw was smoke and Don's tail lights so I just pointed the car at him and hoped for the best.
Definitely not filled with confidence going to Montreal but at least I have last seasons setup to start with and that was pretty good so hopefully be closer on pace than I was here.
EDIT: Almost forgot, go to the interview, Windows Update disconnected my headset in Discord... I didn't discover that until it was too late.