On October 21, the second week of competition ended in the LEC GT World League as Round 2B took place in Autopolis, Japan. For this race, the drivers had to master the Toyota GR86.
Heading into this round, Team Mentalism sits eleventh in the standings with 4 points, 44 points behind the leader TENT Factory Simracers. ASPEN-1R is the driver line up for this race, looking to score some decent points for his debut in this season.
In qualifying, ASPEN-1R claims an decent P9 with a lap time of 1.23.475, which allows him to be positioned in the field for the start of the race.
Unfortunately, the start of the race is no good for ASPEN-1R as REDS_ETXEBE loses the control of his car on Lap 4/28 and ASPEN-1R can’t avoid him, which drops him to P13. Being more than 10 seconds far from the Top10, ASPEN-1R does 17 laps in clean air, pushing to get back in the Top10. On Lap 19/28, ASPEN-1R closes the gap on QT_pincho_63 for P11 and overtakes him cleanly on the start & finish straight.
In a battle with QR_pincho_63 and BENiAMAN-79 for P10 until the end of the race, ASPEN-1R manages to stay ahead of them and claim 1 point in what is a very frustrating race for him, as he had the pace of the leaders in clean air but the incident he underwent at the start ruined his race. After a 10 seconds penalty applied to his final race time, ASPEN-1R finally finishes in P12. Team Mentalism ends the second week of competition with 1 point added to the scoreboard, with 4 total points earned after 4 races. Tok0 and ASPEN-1R will be aiming to score some decent points in Round 3 as Team Mentalism is looking for a genuine starting point to its season.