To Impala and our international friends..
I tried so hard to get the feeds working early so you could get some insight into the event but after spending my own $$ on a wireless extension cable for the antenna and bridge coax cable, the antenna extension connectors didnt fit and race control and was marred with poor bandwidth and video coverage. I did my best
Im uploading a video to http://www.vimeo.com/blis/videos
atm and it should be ready in a couple of hours.. if not 6 hours (wake up time)
Guy drove very well, posting times a little over one second off the top runners and in one practice heat drove a .28 deviation and was competing in his heat with the likes of Patto who is the West Australian Champion.
The G4+ was wonderful on the smooth track with 42 shore Matrix tyres, ORange and Blue springs with 650 oil and low ride heights. It was a learning experience none the less, trying to preserve the race engine marred many heats and in the final qualifier with our GRP Guy learnt about patience as he was on a 31 lap schedule and fast through the sweep and met a slower car a little too early and ended his quals 4 feet off the ground and broken rear arm.
We learnt a lot about our team, rules, engine tuning and strategies and in our 1/16th final were set onto a "wet" track with foams and drifted slowly around off racing line while the others took on rubbers and left us struggling... it was all over.
After the wet 1/16th final I pondered over whether I should have cut the rear belt and let Guy drive front wheels only... still wondering... I cared not to use rubber as it seemed an unfair advantage, it's not how we are supposed to race in AU.
Special thanks to Patto for his understanding and support as he was in our heat and we got in his way in qual 1, one can only wonder why he was... anyway... we made sure he got clean quals after that.
Cheers to all that supported us, we'll definitely take this experience as a learning one and move on to more successfull events in the future.
more media posting soon.. need Zzz's