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MANUFACTURER SERIES
Ferrari Takes the Season Title! Deafsun96 Gets His Revenge!
2018 Season 2: Manufacturer Series
07/30/2018

The final round of Season 2 of the Manufacturer Series, staged on the Circuit de la Sarthe, saw a brilliant, calculating performance by Deafsun96 in car No. 7 (Ferrari). The front of the grid was dominated by the Flatout Threat (FT) group, while Deafsun96 started the race from the 10th position.

The FT group battled each other hard as soon as the green flag was went down. FT_Solid, in car No. 20 (Porsche), was overtaken by FT_Ant 's No. 14 (Chevrolet) at the Junodiere, but FT_Ant skillfully grabbed back the lead after drafting the Porsche and overtaking it.

On the second lap, gtr3123 in car No. 12 (Nissan), which started the race from outside the top ten, took the lead after passing FT_Ant's car #14 (Chevrolet) using his top-end speed advantage on the Mulsanne Straight.

On Lap 3, the race leaders went into the pits, while Deafsun96 stayed out, opting to run a one-stop pit strategy. With all the drivers pitting at different times, the running order seemed to be changing by the second.

During the fourth lap, Deafsun96's Ferrari and TRL_doodle's Nissan pitted at the same time, which gave the top positions back to the cars running a two-stop strategy, with FT_Ant taking the outright lead. When Deafsun96 exited the pits, he found himself in 13th place.

Then, the two-stop strategy group all pitted on Lap 6 (their second pit stop), which allowed Deafsun96 to make his way back to the top spot. The first to return to the track of the two-stop group was car No. 15, FT_Mcqueen91 (Dodge), which re-entered the race in 4th place.

With fresh tires and a tankful of fuel, FT_Mcqueen91 went after Deafsun96 with a vengeance. But he couldn't reel the Ferrari all the way in because of Deafsun96's great tire and fuel management skills.

Deafsun96 kept his lead all the way to the finish line, claiming the checker flag.

It was a sweet victory for Deafsun96, who placed 2nd place last Season, losing only by a slight margin to FT_NicoR (BMW).

Rank Driver DR SR Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Total
1 Ferrari Deafsun96 S S 2153 1470 918 - 1903 2486 2213 12323 19175
2 Dodge FT_Mcqueen91 S S 2163 2340 2014 - - 2347 2061 11874 18724
3 Citroën FT_hellZfirEJP S S 2342 1872 537 - 2292 2373 2364 11425 18504
4 Nissan TRL_doodle S S 2082 0 2119 - - - 2336 10976 17513
5 Dodge Turismo-lester S S 2100 2115 2244 - 2266 - 1692 10078 16703
6 BMW FT_NicoR S S 1822 0 805 - 2141 966 2199 10527 16689
7 Chevrolet FT_Ant S S 2280 2216 940 - - 1657 2083 9630 16209
8 Toyota ORMA_Marko S S 2297 363 1557 - 2140 2190 882 8732 15359
9 Lexus FT_5zigen S S 1024 2093 671 - 1782 2071 1374 9181 15127
10 Porsche FT_Solid S S - 123 1880 - 1910 1519 2334 8283 14407

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