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Round 8: Watkins Glen - GP (27Jun17)

jeromef1

Director
Staff member
Joined
Jan 25, 2017
Messages
8,123
Location
Nicolet, QC, Canada
Full Name
Jerome Berthiaume
iRacing ID
177904
 
Sponsored by J. Evenson

Race Settings
Weather Slots: 3 (Light Cloud / Heavy Cloud / Light Rain)
Weather Progression: Sync to race
Starting Time: 18:00
Time Progression: 5x
Laps: 26
 

porq_chopz

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 15, 2017
Messages
126
Location
USA, South Dakota, Sioux Falls
Q:12
R:10
Feeling comfortable in the car has been rare for me in project cars. This track I was able to actually feel comfortable. Only had 1 real issue when I spun in front of my teammate. I made an attempt at taking hard compound tires all the way to the rain but unfortunately that did not go to plan. I should've planned on a 2 stop race the whole time and went soft>soft>rain. But after my first stop and putting on softs I was catching the guys in front of me. During my second pitstop I was informed by my engineer that we had some gear box issues and my heart sank thinking my race was over. Ended up coming out of the pits and I had put on inters thinking I'd be good to go to the end. Near the end of the race I felt I should've put on full wet tires. But all in all I'll take 10th even though it was thanks to Jobes having to retire near the end of the race. I can say this was the most comfortable I've felt in the car since we did the endurance race at laguna seca back in March.

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Pitricio

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 4, 2017
Messages
53
Location
San Miguel, Santiago, Chile
I thought that soft tires could handle the light rain and obviously they didn't. The grip was impossible and when the rain showed up I almost lost the car in turn 1, then I saw walk away my chances to win, because in order to finish safely, I had to pit again to put on intermediate tires. However, this 3rd place and the 7th place of Hootius is a nice result for the team.
 
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