A year ago I announced that it sucks to suck, and it would be really cool not to suck. I then began focusing on my own driving and trying to improve as a racer. I knew my car was good, and at the time I knew about the BLACK Edition, surprise surprise, so I wanted to be on the pace once I got to release it. Let’s see where I am at now.
- Results: No significant improvement. Same shit different day, any given race, 7th-20th is basically where I can finish.
- Race Pace: Slight improvement, can achieve same as before, but with one or two mistakes, where before I was just perfect but slower. I haven’t been faster and perfect yet except club racing.
- Practice Pace: Significant improvement, I am able to match the worlds best….in practice. That’s something though, I wasn’t able to do this a year ago.
Basically, I have been able to improve my skills, and I have been able to lower my best lap, and average lap very close to the pace of the very best. Basically matching or being within 3 seconds over 5 minutes. That’s really good. So I am capable of doing what these guys are doing at the races. I have stayed after races and matched TQ times, and I have practiced with the likes of Ronnefalk, Cavalieri, Rivkin and Tebo. The thing is, I need hundreds of laps, and a perfectly set up car, and dialed in driving to do it.
At the races I am still off the pace, as I can’t reach that maximum pace without getting everything just right. So basically there has been progress, just not enough yet. I’m not giving up though, I know I can do it now, I just can’t do it at the races with limited practice. I’ll keep on going, and we will see how it is in another years time.