To extend slightly on my initial race report - I fucked my strategy, otherwise I might have nicked that 3rd off Mike.
I took fuel for a long first stint to give me flexibility, fully expecting my tyres to die long in advance of the tank going dry. Turned out I managed to make them last, which made me think that maybe with my next two stints being shorter than planned, I might be able to make softs work and gain some time that way. Except the soft tyres felt awful (could barely go any faster on them than the mediums) and they wore very badly. Which then meant I had to go back onto mediums for another long stint to the end, only they didn't last as long this time round with my front left well and truly dead by the end.
Considering my lack of practice, I'm not too annoyed. Initially thought I'd hate these cars for the same reason I hate the gpvwc cars, but it had grown on me by the time we got to race start. Plenty of food for thought for next time out, and rounds 4-8 if I am able to get up at 3am and bare 300 ping.