Man - you guys saying it's not a workout are obviously driving poofter karts, just got back and the group consisted of a bunch of fit mid-20's guys, 3 of them major gym junkies and sportsmen. EVERYONE got out at the end of the races absolutely dripping with sweat and sore forearms. I don't care how fit you are, 30-40 minutes of this is a serious effort.
In the end I came third.
First race was jostling for first for the first 6 or 7 laps, was slightly faster than the guy in P1 but couln't pass, and his fitness allowed him to maintain pace whilst I started slacking off because there was nobody for miles behind me and was catching a backmarker and wanted to save myself for the next couple races.
Second race started third from the back, weaved through the crashes on the first couple laps nicely but got stuck behind a pack and the 2 lead cars got too far ahead to make any real headway and had to settle for third.
Third race is 50% longer, and I had to start from the back row again - three of us got tangled on a hairpin and had to wait for marshals to free us, I spent the next 7-8 laps 2 inches behind the slowest guy by a mile as he made it impossible to pass cleanly. Sounds like an excuse but at dinner afterwards he was laughing his tits off - saying "look, if I can't go fast, then I'm gonna stop you from doing it too!", I said I was trying as hard as I could to pass cleanly and he goes "you should have just hit me out the way! I would have!"
. Was funny - but stopped me from getting any real position, once I got past with a couple laps to go I put 3 or 4 corners between us really quickly but couldn't catch the pack.
All in all great fun.