NEO16 Day 2 – It Sucks To Suck

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I’m sure everyone gets frustrated when they don’t achieve their goals, but probably the most frustrating place to be in RC Racing, is average. You know, just fast enough to make the mains, but one thing goes wrong and you are the first one to miss it. That one back marker, that one mistake, or that one marshal stepping on your car. That has got to be the most frustrating place to be, year to year. What I would call an average driver finishes 7th to 20th depending on the day. I hate everything about 7th to 20th place. It sucks to suck. It really does. It would almost be better to be slower so you realise you have no chance, or faster so even when things go wrong you still make it in. We had this discussion at dinner tonight and I know this because the guys who are clearly out of the top spots have never felt suicidal after a race. When you know you aren’t good enough but you don’t want to give up, it gets to you over time, it really does. It will be really interesting for me to see if it is possible to break out of that group now that the car is good, and not always be on the bubble. Let’s see how it goes!

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6 thoughts on “NEO16 Day 2 – It Sucks To Suck

  1. What you said about hard work vs talent hit home when I read it. The problem with not having natural talent is you have to work so much more. Nothing comes easy and when you get a result your not happy with its ever worse because you know you have to put so much more effort in the first place.

    If your car is set keep ya head cool hard work has got to pay off.

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