So most important things first. The SLB Raceleague’s Super Lap Battle 2012 was a blast, it was epic. Thanks again to everybody who made this happen, to all the competitors and to all the helping hands! And as this is the “most important things first” paragraph of the post: THANK YOU Yves, it’s your effort that makes this event possible in style every year!
Second most important thing. My Evo behaved great, it was a pleasure to drive, even on street tires (as I was participating in street class). I managed to shave quite some time of my anterior personal best time and managed to win my class in front of a BMW 1M, an EVO VIII, EVO VIII MR, 350Z, Porsche Cayman…
In the early morning we opened the gates and welcomed the contenders, gave them their place in the “pit” area and a technical scrutinizing was done on every car before the timekeeping transponder was mounted.
After the drivers briefing, the 2 hours of free practicing started so all the drivers could familiarise with the track, the conditions and their own car setup. Weather was dry and “cold” for May, about 14°C, perfect for tires and intercoolers.
After this free practice the different classes where hunting for the best lap time in two different groups. Street 1, Street 2 and Modified 1 in group 1 and Modified 2, Open 1 and Open 2 in group 2. Lots of tight time battles where fought and personal or overall best times where improved over and over again. At one moment of the last stint, 1st and 2nd place where only 1 thousands of a second from each other!
All in all the event was great, everything worked out as it should. We, the organizers, will be happy to do a 2013 edition of this event and lots of drivers confirmed that they will be back next year.
Thanks again to everybody who made this day as awesome as it was!