Looking at the big picture, no real harm was done by your participation. Then again I would agree that it's possibly for the best that you don't join in the official races since you're not an official driver. Now I know that it was never ill-intended of you to join and it wasn't like you ruined someone's race in an incident, which is the main thing really. What's done is done, let's just be glad that it was one of the most sensible guys in this community who joined us instead of some bottlejob that could've caused a pile-up on L1To be fair, if I had known I was going to be fast enough to get up to the front, then I wouldn't have joined!
From hosting the Tier 3+4 race the night before, I was not able to get up to the front, so i felt certain that I wouldn't be able to do it in a T2 lobby :S
I was hoping to maybe get around the top 10, maybe get a top 5 if things went my way, and others had issues, so to be able to get through the whole grid was a massive surprise!
I don't really feel I put anyone at any real risk on the track, but I do understand that point of view!
Personally, i would really consider myself as a T2 driver.
I can't normally keep up with those T1 drivers!
If I was to have been a new driver, and joined up via TT, I'm almost certain I would be in T2. (In the past 2 Endurance league seasons, I would say I have been matching @DaWu, yet in this race, I somehow had a very good pace...)
I have never been any good at Hot lapping / TT / Qually (I only just Qualified into P3) - My only real strength is in my consistency! and not making mistakes / getting into incidents with others. And that is the only real reason I had managed to stay in T1 - It's certainly not my outright pace.
Perhaps I took a car that was surprisingly good at Silverstone (unexpected to me) where I normally drive the underdog cars (That was my initial reason for taking the McLaren!)
But I can assure you, I was most certainly not expecting to be that fast during the race!
I don't want to take anything away from T2 (I was being honest when I said I felt safer in that race, than I do in the T1 races!!!) and I can see how that race would certainly look like "Oh, a T1 driver has came down to boost his ego, and destroy the T2 guys!" (again if I knew I was going to be that fast, I wouldn't have joined).
My intention really, was just to put another car on the grid, and to probably end up in the mid pack.
In many previous social races, I'm very often beaten by T2 guys! So I didn't think it was going to be something that 'looks bad'. I've put a lot of time and effort into CoD'ing pCars GT3 leagues in the past to do my best to make them look as good as they can, I've certainly not had a change of heart.
Perhaps it was a mistake to join, but again, it was purely with good intentions in mind
I would agree that it would be best to not join in any further races, despite my honest opinion that I should really be a T2 driver if I was to sign up (which is not going to happen!)
I apologize for joining in
https://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/news/1194/blancpain-gt-series-announces-full-2018-entry-list-with-50-cars-representing-11-manufacturersBlancpain GT Series said:The Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup will feature 20 full-time competitors this season. This is down from the 32 cars we had last year, but further one-off entries that have already been confirmed for selected rounds will bring us closer to the ideal number for Sprint races, which we have previously estimated at 24.
All the best and a quick recovery to @Vansinnes!