Now that’s better. The lads have put it together in style. Two third places for a weekends work is just what Nissan needed and it was not just a one car wonder either, Kelly the front runner but Caruso 5th in race ten. The cars are quick and watching the lap chart during the race, were able to give as good as they got. Also significant the fact that Kelly finished both races just three odd seconds behind Mclaughlin.. One got the feeling that that was about as good as they could achieve with the car and are to be commended for a super effort in aggressive pit strategy. If this is what they can do, it is going to be a good season indeed.
For the rest Heimgartner continues to show promise and will undoubtedly be up there with his more experienced team mates in good time. For Simona it has been difficult and is being embroiled in too many ‘he said, she said’ skirmishes for her own good. It is very easy to be critical but this can be something of a contact sport, particularly when one loses confidence, so my advice would be the same as the Tickford guys, chill, collect yourself for one round and go again..
Just a thought….Does anyone know if the Supercar race cage could be fitted inside a GTR?…just thinking.
Again I am impressed with the presentation and communication of activities. The technical explanations clarifying the issues around fuel, track characteristics and cars is the best in the business. We knew that the issues of tyre failure at this track were an issue and the talk about aggressive set ups can be confusing to the average enthusiast. With Larko taking a simple spirit level to the starting grid and explaining the reasons for and consequences of setting front wheel camber, using the race car as a prop…perfect. Also the tyre strategy explanation…this is good stuff and creates understanding and that boosts interest.
See you all in Perth in ten days…