rFR Grand Prix Series - Season 14
Ten races in and I am languishing in 11th place in the overall standings. A crash in Sebring and two consecutive DNS because of an iffy connection cost me a decent haul of points. I could be up in 7th place I think, if not for these unfortunate circumstances. But there are ten more rounds to go and I think I can still finish the season in 9th position.
Driver participation has been inconsistent, with grids fluctuating from 10 or so drivers to over 15 racers total. I've been running in the midfield, faster than some guys, but never really a podium threat. But my lap times have been improving from previous seasons. Performance gains have been easy to track since we have been using pretty much the same mod for a few seasons now.
Defending champion Antonio Hreljanovic has recovered from (by his own standards) slow start to the season and now leads the championship. Garri Grigorovich continues to put in monster mileage during practice and is just 1 point behind. Gustavo Montenegro's patience and consistency puts him third in the standings. In contrast, Arek Kulak and his all or nothing approach has him battling for 4th place, against the most improved driver this season, Edijs Batars. Vince Wertenbach, who voiced his dissatisfaction with the weight penalty system for top finishers, has been absent for a few rounds and has dropped to 6th. Reserve driver and former series champion Tom McKay, who missed the first 5 rounds of the season, has leap-frogged the lower half of the grid and is now in 7th. League veteran and chief race steward Kimmo Savolainen holds 8th place, while the reliable Fabio L and ebullient Juris B make up the top 10.