Despite being P18 at end of lap 1, and battling other cars for position for first 25 minutes, being on a 1 stop strategy paid off. Here, 1 lap to go as I flash Jon Uyan to take my P7 spot on back straight. Reason 2 litres fuel left and I need 2.8!
Battle for P15 hots up. On the main straight I got a great tow into T1, coming out of the slipstream and making the pass on Bell on the inside. But it's mighty close as Larson and Virt want a piece of the action too!
Moving up the field! Exiting last turn it's De Koning and Graydon, side by side, in a long drag race to T1, inches apart all the way! Opening 25 minutes were hectic at the back, here it's for P15. Hidden from view are Larson and Virt.
OPPOSITE LOCK! This is into dipping T2 left hander, Neil Larson having just tapped my rear left. Just managed to save it and avoid Razvan in the Volvo. Mayhem also on the outside of T2! Hectic racing for sure!
AIRBORNE! Lap 1 T9 tight uphill left hander. Saw Alves coming late on inside so gave space. On exit he 'floored' it and understeered into me door to door! Rejoining from gravel I was P18 of 20. See what happens when you try to be nice?
Mosport! First time here and this picture says it all. Intense, hectic racing - both within class (P2's here of Erickson & Graydon) and intra class (GT2 Porsche of Linton). Ranks as one of the toughest races I've ever done over this distance.