Still the same karts, same track, the formula is roughly the same but the races are 5 minutes shorter (30 → 25 min).
This season starts with a race in the rain, so it is quite challenging given I haven’t driven since the last race in early November.
Q : P8 | +1.2
R1 : P10 | +1.0 best lap
R2 : DNF
Pre-Race Mindset :
While I was excited for the event, I was also quite tired, because I only slept 4-5 hours instead of my usual 8 hours (Yeah I sleep a lot). I struggled to focus and my mild ADHD was out of control, so much that I wasn’t able to focus while racing, which is extremely unusual. And given that it was raining, it was going to be a problem.
Nothing major to really talk about, the kart seemed fine and I feel like I was doing OK, but I ended up P8 and 1.2 sec slower than pole. I couldn’t understand at first, but it all became clear at the start of the first race. Quite uneventful Q session overall.
Race 1 :
So going into the race, I was still puzzled by the gap the leaders had over me in Quali. Not that I expected to get pole, but 1.2sec was too much in my opinion and my driving felt on point. So I gain a spot at the start and I directly see that they have a better engine, which is manageable in these conditions, but they also have much more grip.
I tried to go as fast as them in the first lap, which ended up with me putting my outside tyres in the mud and spinning, dropping to P23. My mistake, driven by my ego clearly, and the next thing I am going to work on.
The rest of the race is basically trying to make as much spots as I can, but I pushed someone out of the track (got a warning for that) and I spun trying to not kill someone else. Overall, a pretty bad race, I was okay-ish pace wise, but I was not able to focus at all.
In the end, I finished at the #10 spot, which is fine considering how bad my start went.
Race 2 :
DNF. Basically I fell victim of the usual start pileup. I saw it coming but I didn’t react like I was supposed to. I put myself in the wrong spot again, too eager to be fast. This event tilted me, and after going off track on my own I just decided to go back to the pits and call it a day.
This is the first time I give up in such manner and in one hand it feels wrong, but in the other hand, I am here to have fun. If I don’t have fun, I don’t see the point in staying on track.
Pretty mediocre results, fortunately with have 3 jokers out of the 14 races, but it feels bad to have wasted one of them because of my mental state. Clearly I have room for improvement on that subject.