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GPLRacer event: Killarney 1967 + F1 1965

CRank Track Season: 1965 Pro Cup (2017)  

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Track: Killarney 1967    Mod: 1965    FPS: 36    Number of racers: 14

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Date: Feb 14, 2017   Mod: 1965   Qual: 30 mins   Race: 32 laps

Roo Mellor won Killarney 1967 race of 1965 Pro Cup season


Roo Mellor won Killarney 1967 race of 1965 Pro Cup season | Feb 14, 2017


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Starting from position 2 on the grid, Roo Mellor's Lotus 33 crossed the line ahead of Yannick Verheijen's BRM P261 to take the win. Laurent Coeffic rounded out the top three in a Honda RA272, while fastest race lap was set by Stefan Roess.

This race was rated as 3/5 Okay

Race

p driver car time/gap
1 5/5Roo Mellor LOT 44:11.982s
2 3/5Yannick Verheijen BRM +10.493s
3 Laurent Coeffic HON +12.721s
4 Stefan Roess BRA +28.860s
5 Philippe Girard LOT +42.492s
6 Uli Hofmann HON +44.009s
7 Marcel Gerris FER +1:24.852s
8 3/5Bastian Grupp BRA 1 lap
9 Achim Kraft LOT 1 lap
2/5Carlos Cendejas BRA 6 laps
2/5Remy Roesz COO 8 laps
Pedro van den Berg FER 13 laps
Roman Zherebtsov BRA 17 laps
Jan Melissen FER 32 laps


Qualifying / Starting grid

p / driver / car / lap time
1 Yannick Verheijen
BRM P261 1:21.126s


2 Roo Mellor
Lotus 33 1:21.375s
3 Stefan Roess
Brabham BT11 1:21.971s


4 Laurent Coeffic
Honda RA272 1:22.027s
5 Philippe Girard
Lotus 33 1:22.277s


6 Carlos Cendejas
Brabham BT11 1:22.741s
7 Remy Roesz
Cooper T77 1:22.826s


8 Pedro van den Berg
Ferrari 512 1:23.028s
9 Jan Melissen
Ferrari 512 1:23.056s


10 Roman Zherebtsov
Brabham BT11 1:23.639s
11 Marcel Gerris
Ferrari 512 1:24.705s


12 Bastian Grupp
Brabham BT11 1:26.423s
Achim Kraft
Lotus 33 no time


Uli Hofmann
Honda RA272 no time


Fastest race laps

p driver car lap time
1 Stefan Roess BRA 1:21.126s
2 Yannick Verheijen BRM 1:21.677s
3 Roo Mellor LOT 1:21.682s
4 Philippe Girard LOT 1:22.055s
5 Laurent Coeffic HON 1:22.109s
6 Uli Hofmann HON 1:22.299s
7 Remy Roesz COO 1:22.512s
8 Pedro van den Berg FER 1:22.657s
9 Carlos Cendejas BRA 1:22.695s
10 Bastian Grupp BRA 1:23.153s
11 Marcel Gerris FER 1:23.556s
12 Roman Zherebtsov BRA 1:23.778s
13 Achim Kraft LOT 1:25.404s
Jan Melissen FER no time



Drivers' comments


Video of the race here:
https://youtu.be/bxwIDttjFiw

Yannick Verheijen 02/18/2017 19:13:02


Difficult Race ! Came home under running qualifying and meet Achim in chat, so i was happy to be able to join. I rediscovered my gaspedal issue.(stuttering under full throttle)
probably a loose connection, since my Driving force GT is out of warranty i will take a look inside. Has somebody already fixed anything like this ?. Anyway, i rearranged the pedals and the race was running without problems but my fuel calculation was too low... The start was good, in the hairpin JM was very close. hoped he sees me and stays on the safe outside line but he took usuual line. a little slide from Melissen and he lost some speed. i lifted as well but gpl registered a contact and he flipped over. Unlucky. Later, the race was developping well. the setup was ok. but in the middle of the race i discovered my fuel problem and thought about what to do. I calculated if i have to be lapped twice or only once. I decided to push until 5 liters fuel so that I don't blow my cover. In the end, driving home very slow and Marcel passed. I could have done hardly another lap when i crossed the line with 1.2 liters of fuel..

Bastian Grupp 02/15/2017 09:49:26


Thanks Jani, my first GPL Racer win :)
Although it is a little hollow as Paul & Robert were not on the grid it was a tough race on a track where it is easy to drop a wheel off track & spin.

I had set a sub 1m21 lap back in 2015 but couldn't get close to it during testing or quali & Yannick put a good lap together to snatch pole.
One of my best starts ever got me into T1 ahead of Yannick but 5 laps in I put a wheel off track & spun, dropping me back to 3rd with Stefan harassing me.

Laurent went wide in the last corner & soon after Stefan misjudged the final kink & dropped back. Many laps chasing Yannick followed.
It's not easy to pass here as it is easy to defend the entry to the heavy braking zones & force the challenger to try to go the long way around. I was trying to pressure Yannick into a mistake but spun avoiding contact under braking.

Eventually Yannick put a wheel off track & spun, handing me the lead. Another spin from me with 9 laps remaining allowed Yannick to close but I had enough of a gap to hold on until the flag.

Grats all, thanks to the admins & cu at Westwood :)

Roo Mellor 02/15/2017 08:38:41


The Groundhog Guys set the tone :) Grats Roo/Yannick! It's great start to the season.

Jani Posta 02/15/2017 06:29:50

Unofficial results!

Report by Roo Mellor.

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