Excuse me!  “Qualy was very nice with my 3rd pole, didn't expect that. In the race the car was undriveable.”

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Track: Bathurst    Mod: 1965    FPS: 36    Number of racers: 17

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Date: Jan 22, 2019   Mod: 1965   Qual: 30 mins   Race: 20 laps

Robert Fleurke won Bathurst race of 1965 Mod Cup season

Robert Fleurke won Bathurst race of 1965 Mod Cup season | Jan 22, 2019


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Starting from position 1 on the grid, Robert Fleurke's Brabham BT11 crossed the line ahead of Paul Skingley's Lotus 33 to take the win. Erik vd Heijden rounded out the top three in a Honda RA272, while fastest race lap was set by Robert Fleurke also.

This race was rated as 3.4/5 Okay


p driver car time/gap
1 4/5Robert Fleurke BRA 42:48.461s
2 Paul Skingley LOT +11.022s
3 Erik vd Heijden HON +23.292s
4 4/5Piero Mercaldo LOT +36.062s
5 Stefan Roess BRA +46.110s
6 Uli Hofmann FER +1:04.250s
7 Pedro van den Berg LOT +1:05.049s
8 Doni Yourth HON +1:29.458s
9 3/5Bastian Grupp BRA +2:10.176s
10 Andi Stangl BRA +2:10.348s
11 3/5Roo Mellor LOT 1 lap
12 Marcel Gerris FER 1 lap
nc Marco Mercaldo LOT 5 laps
nc Laurent Coeffic BRM 6 laps
nc 3/5Roman Zherebtsov BRA 9 laps
nc Alain Maurice BRM 15 laps
dns Konstantin Zubov LOT 20 laps

Qualifying / Starting grid

p / driver / car / lap time
1 Robert Fleurke
Brabham BT11 2:06.672s

2 Piero Mercaldo
Lotus 33 2:07.191s
3 Erik vd Heijden
Honda RA272 2:07.218s

4 Paul Skingley
Lotus 33 2:07.687s
5 Uli Hofmann
Ferrari 512 2:08.149s

6 Stefan Roess
Brabham BT11 2:09.014s
7 Marco Mercaldo
Lotus 33 2:09.495s

8 Roman Zherebtsov
Brabham BT11 2:10.238s
9 Pedro van den Berg
Lotus 33 2:10.269s

10 Alain Maurice
BRM P261 2:10.569s
11 Andi Stangl
Brabham BT11 2:10.912s

12 Bastian Grupp
Brabham BT11 2:10.912s
13 Laurent Coeffic
BRM P261 2:11.016s

14 Doni Yourth
Honda RA272 2:12.473s
15 Roo Mellor
Lotus 33 2:12.789s

16 Konstantin Zubov
Lotus 33 2:22.395s
17 Marcel Gerris
Ferrari 512 2:38.133s

Fastest race laps

p driver car lap time
1 Robert Fleurke BRA 2:06.956s
2 Paul Skingley LOT 2:07.857s
3 Erik vd Heijden HON 2:08.011s
4 Piero Mercaldo LOT 2:08.106s
5 Pedro van den Berg LOT 2:08.825s
6 Stefan Roess BRA 2:08.843s
7 Marco Mercaldo LOT 2:09.165s
8 Laurent Coeffic BRM 2:09.290s
9 Uli Hofmann FER 2:09.395s
10 Roman Zherebtsov BRA 2:10.001s
11 Doni Yourth HON 2:10.510s
12 Bastian Grupp BRA 2:10.570s
13 Andi Stangl BRA 2:10.878s
14 Roo Mellor LOT 2:11.493s
15 Alain Maurice BRM 2:12.005s
16 Marcel Gerris FER 2:16.301s
Konstantin Zubov LOT no time

Drivers' comments

Congratrulations to Robert, really fantastic and to the Podium.
Exceptional times, I'm happy to be part of this competitive Championship, the level of driving is very high.

All in all I'm happy to have reached the end, even if it could have been better, I had both the qualifying and the race problems with the brake potentiometer that did not stop at 100%, the problem was evident above all at the T1 and the last corner, during the tests normally were curves that I did in second, last night not to go off the track I had to put the first gear, losing a lot of time.

In qualifying I was able to finally make a nice lap to take the first row.
In the race I made the wrong start and the braking and I found myself ninth.
I enjoyed dueling with Pavel, Marco, Uli and Stefan, all really correct.
I tried to resume Erik that I saw going quite quiet until you get 3 seconds from him but 5 laps from the end I made a mistake losing the chance to take it.
The Lotus has confirmed good on the mixed but decidedly slower on the straights of Honda Ferrari and Brabham.
Beautiful Track and Congratulations to the organizers, nice to see the full grid.
I beg to ask for advice,
Given the constant potentiometer problems of the Mio Thustmaster TS 500, I'm thinking of changing the pedal board, do you have any advice? My friend Roberto Teso recommended this to me at Fanatec https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/pedals/cs ... lc-eu.html

Thank you all

Piero Mercaldo 01/23/2019 13:00:06

Sorry about that Robert, I had checked what was going on on prib' whilst trying to keep the car out of the fencing & then suddenly you were there! So glad we didn't have an accident :)

That aside I had a good race. Saw the flag, which these days is a result! Had a couple of moments with Bastian, my apologies, missed braking point, twice :rolleyes:

Limped home, nearly took out Robert, sorry again, hope to do better next time.

Grats podium, thanks admins :bowdown:

Roo Mellor 01/23/2019 00:36:31

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