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GPLRacer event: Dragon’s Nest + F1 1965

CRank Track Season: 1965 Pro Cup (2017)  

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Track: Dragon’s Nest    Mod: 1965    FPS: 36    Number of racers: 14

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Date: Mar 14, 2017   Mod: 1965   Qual: 30 mins   Race: 28 laps

Paul Skingley won Dragon’s Nest race of 1965 Pro Cup season


Paul Skingley won Dragon’s Nest race of 1965 Pro Cup season | Mar 14, 2017


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Starting from position 2 on the grid, Paul Skingley's Lotus 33 crossed the line ahead of Yannick Verheijen's BRM P261 to take the win. Stefan Roess rounded out the top three in a Brabham BT11, while fastest race lap was set by Yannick Verheijen also.

This race was rated as 4/5 Great

Race

p driver car time/gap
1 Paul Skingley LOT 43:03.559s
2 4/5Yannick Verheijen BRM +2.812s
3 Stefan Roess BRA +10.095s
4 Philippe Girard LOT +19.537s
5 4/5Roo Mellor LOT +21.299s
6 4/5Carlos Cendejas BRA +36.582s
7 Pedro van den Berg LOT +37.062s
8 Laurent Coeffic HON +37.625s
9 Alain Maurice BRA +50.743s
10 4/5Bastian Grupp BRA +51.036s
11 Roman Zherebtsov FER +1:21.679s
12 Jan Melissen FER +1:28.655s
13 Marcel Gerris FER +1:29.805s
14 Achim Kraft LOT 1 lap


Qualifying / Starting grid

p / driver / car / lap time
1 Yannick Verheijen
BRM P261 1:31.217s


2 Paul Skingley
Lotus 33 1:31.225s
3 Stefan Roess
Brabham BT11 1:31.623s


4 Roo Mellor
Lotus 33 1:31.749s
5 Philippe Girard
Lotus 33 1:32.104s


6 Carlos Cendejas
Brabham BT11 1:32.582s
7 Roman Zherebtsov
Ferrari 512 1:33.183s


8 Pedro van den Berg
Lotus 33 1:33.313s
9 Alain Maurice
Brabham BT11 1:33.524s


10 Jan Melissen
Ferrari 512 1:33.785s
11 Bastian Grupp
Brabham BT11 1:34.502s


12 Marcel Gerris
Ferrari 512 1:35.226s
Achim Kraft
Lotus 33 no time


Laurent Coeffic
Honda RA272 no time


Fastest race laps

p driver car lap time
1 Yannick Verheijen BRM 1:31.202s
2 Roo Mellor LOT 1:31.302s
3 Stefan Roess BRA 1:31.386s
4 Paul Skingley LOT 1:31.451s
5 Philippe Girard LOT 1:31.773s
6 Laurent Coeffic HON 1:32.037s
7 Pedro van den Berg LOT 1:32.164s
8 Carlos Cendejas BRA 1:32.205s
9 Bastian Grupp BRA 1:32.320s
10 Alain Maurice BRA 1:32.421s
11 Roman Zherebtsov FER 1:33.387s
12 Jan Melissen FER 1:33.694s
13 Marcel Gerris FER 1:33.799s
14 Achim Kraft LOT 1:35.070s



Drivers' comments


From the flag I was locked in with Stefan & Yannick, having a blast :D
Then I lost it under braking into t1, managed to gather it up but glanced the inside wall with the front right. Same lap I miscounted the brake boards at the end of the back straight & hit the outside wall quite heavily, just barely keeping ahead of Philippe & then had a tank slap exiting the final corner. I had the inside line for t1 but I was wary of my front suspension so opted for a finish rather than another off/collision.

As I adjusted to the damage, Philippe was slowly edging away. Whenever I managed to close in, my tyres were a little hot & i would drop back again. I was trying desperately to stay in his tow & we were never more than 4s apart for 20+ laps. Great pace Philippe :)

I like the gradient change & camber here. It makes for an tricky drive.
Grats podium & finishers, many thanks admins & hosts :)

Roo Mellor 03/15/2017 00:15:59

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