Oh dear, what a race. Our goal of the blue #127 Aston Martin with Stephan Kern and me was, to defend startposition 15 without any trouble. It works, but only for about 50 meters after green . Racers always said, you never win in first corner, but someone seems to think they could win 8h race on start straight even before first corner, above all, from nearly the end of the grid . Someone said, the mid row have had an bad start. I would say, it tooks a very long time until green came and it felt as that we just arrived pit exit at this moment. It should clear for every one, that the traffic would jams at turn 1 and no one will come through quicker. There was no need to close up unnecessarily near and break hard. Why is it that important to gain one or two positions at start in an 8h race??? And why didn´t drivers expect, that the car alongside had the same idea in the same moment? Most of us should have this experience of endurance racing and know what could happen and what risk it means, to get an space in the front middle. No one of the involved cars did have some advantage in this situation, we all lost really lot time . After maybe three corners it would have sorted in this way that every one could overtake without this big risk. I struggled on the Startline and crew chief reported me an puncher. It felt mostly like an lost tire and the car were not really maneuverable. I did not have dislayed my tires on dashboard, so i did not have seen it and my goal was, to left server as fast as I could, with or without all four tires. My internetcable isn´t fast reachable and i tried to shut down rF2 via Taskmanager. This worked not until third attempt, so I parked on the left side before T1 longer as I wanted to. It costs us about four laps until rejoining and the race was actually destroyed. Because of good continuity of Stephan and me we could reach P18 in GTE, but the race was mostly boring because of no fights and no cars to reach. Grats even on this way to our team mates from YNHR and all other winners, podiums and finalists . Thank´s to P1 for orga an the commentators and reko for their job!