This is what it's all about. When people talk about the quality of racing in top splits at iRacing, this kind of thing is what they're referring to. Admittedly this was my second attempt to race here this week, having been taken out early on lap one, but having qualified second in this race the start was a much more civilised affair.
I had settled for a top five finish well before the end, with my main concern being staying in front of the fifth placed driver while at the same time trying to keep in touch with the driver ahead. But then late on the whole race opened up.