Thing sounds like a beast! Big ass car too. Very different from the Z4 days. GTE has become this interesting mix of fast, nimble, super cars vs. these saloon boats overcoming their brick shape with raw horsepower. It's fun to watch.
The schedule confuses me. It says the event starts at 05:45 on Sunday, and it's in New South-Wales which means they are on AEST (GMT + 11). So that would be 18:45 on Saturday, GMT. But if the countdown timer on that website is to be believed it starts at 19:55 GMT...
There were a lot of wheels that developed a mind of their own. And quickly came upon the idea that they would have a lot more freedom if they were to be not connected to their cars any longer.
The front "explosion" from the #18 Bentley was quite impressive at that speed, that could have ended worse.
Then the Porsche that did something really silly even for iRacing standards, it divebombed the crap out of a Ginetta and was nowhere near holding his line in T2. At least he got a 5 minute penalty for it.
It was crazy how quickly the BMW was expanding their lead at the start. Too bad Mostert decided to pit maneuver half the field in Forrest's Elbow.
That massive car-to-car crash at the end was also quite spectacular, I wonder if having to sit and wait for someone to crash really fast into you has a psychological effect on you as a driver.
I also would have liked to see them stop the clock and finish the race to see what would happen in the battle of fuel saving, even if we would have had to wait half an hour for them to clear the track.
Noel, I thought I might have watched someone die when that accident happened that ended the race. Thank the lord above that both cars were left-hand drive and made impact on the passenger side of both. That was scary as hell. I usually don't jump, whince, and hold my hands over my mouth but I definitely did that time.
Yeah, that was a terrible wreck. The poor Merc came around that corner full throat, completely blind. I can only imagine the panic he felt when he saw an Audi sitting in the center of the track. That big Merc was never going to change directions fast enough to get around.