One of the most important weapons in a race driver’s arsenal is selective memory. By all means learn from your mistakes, but don’t dwell on them . . . then move on. Be it the Daytona 500, Monaco Grand Prix, 24 Hours of Le Mans or an iRacing rookie Legends race, the most important race in your career is the next one.
But don’t listen to me; take if from Laurens Vanthoor. Last weekend the 2014 Blancpain Endurance and GT Series champion (and, with Belgian Audi Club teammate Robin Frijns, current Blancpain GT Series leader) was leading the Total 24 Hours of Spa and looking to win the race for the second year in a row when he crashed.