I had quite an eventful race at Silverstone this week. Despite a fair amount of practice beforehand I was really quite slow and generally propped up the timing tables at most sessions I attended. I joined a race session that had two splits (11 drivers each) and I was sent to the top split.
I was gridded 10th of 11 (and that was only because the guy in 11th didn’t set a quali time!) and just assumed I’d be in for a hefty loss on the iRating and points for the week. I was kind of expecting to get about 15 points for coming in last which would have really hurt my season
Once the race got underway there was mayhem throughout the first few laps. So many cars spinning (including myself) and I soon found myself in 5th place with some much faster guys behind me. The race generally followed the pattern of ‘fast guy catches me and lunges into a very risky pass on me. Fast guys drives off into the distance. Fast guy spins (again) and restarts behind me’.
Unfortunately I picked up a phantom 4x when I was chasing someone and hit a lag patch… not what I needed when I already had incidents earlier in the race.
In the end I was able to finish 5th, actually gaining 8 iRating units and scoring 117 points. Considering how slow I actually was it was a massive success, even allowing for the pile of incidents I picked up!