Chapter 774 - Did I Race Slow Enough
With a bang, two cars, one black and one red, sped out from the starting point together!
The loud roar of the engine was noisy on the track.
Everyone was watching from the outside of the track.
“Shen Li started so fast!”
Unable to help himself, someone shouted out, unable to hide the shock on his face.
“She’s only slightly slower than Ji Shu!”
Ji Shu was indeed very talented in this area and his overall strength was the strongest in the whole of the LY team.
Every time he started off, he would definitely be in the lead. Even an experienced player like Ron would be left in second place.
He had not expected Shen Li to be able to drive at such a speed even after not having trained or touched a car in such a long time.
It was clear that she was somewhat qualified to be cocky. It was no wonder that she was so arrogant.
However, the track was very long and there were still a few corners– That would be what made the difference.
Apart from their skills, in order for a driver to race well, they also needed to be familiar with the car and the track.
With Shen Li’s perfunctory attitude, it would surely not be long before she would be left behind.
Many of the team members behind were already discussing this in low voices.
“Guess how far she’ll be able to go?”
“It’s hard to say, but judging by her tone, 11 minutes and 30 seconds shouldn’t be a problem, right?”
“Really? There are only seven official members on the team. Can she rank among the top seven?”
“She already said that she could. Wouldn’t it be too embarrassing if she couldn’t?”
“Just based on what the coach said just now, no one would be able to tolerate it, right? It’s one thing to not admit defeat, but it’s another to be really capable…”
Ron became a little impatient as he listened, but he could not be bothered to say anything.
He looked at the track.
Since the start of the race, the black sports car had lagged slightly behind the red sports car.
In other words, Ji Shu was leading at the front, while Shen Li was behind.
The memory of the very first time he had competed with Shen Li appeared in Ron’s mind again.
He could not help but click his tongue, as a hint of envy appeared in his eyes.
Shen Li rarely came to LY, and the number of times she competed was also pitifully few. This willingness to compete was even rarer.
If he had known earlier, he would have volunteered to go together with them. That brat Ji Shu was so lucky!
Someone shouted, “Here we go! They’re at the first corner!”
Everyone’s gaze was focused on that spot, as if they were under some kind of tacit understanding. The noisy chatter died down. Everyone quieted down and held their breaths as they waited.
The red sports car was the first to make the turn!
“That was so beautiful.”
An extremely soft sigh came from the crowd.
Ji Shu’s skills were already very outstanding. Recently, it was as if he was not just driving a car. His ability to make the turns were even better than before. His understanding of the track and control of the performance of the car could be considered as being excellent.
Many people could attempt to follow and learn it, but very few could actually learn the essence of it.
After all, everyone’s talent and characteristics were different. What was suitable for Ji Shu might not be suited to other people.
It could only be said that he had executed every detail extremely well. His sensitivity and reaction were unparalleled. It was useless to envy him.
Shen Li then followed immediately after.
The black sports car rounded the bend, almost drawing the same trajectory as Ji Shu!
Everyone was stunned. Shen Li had actually passed this corner so cleanly! She had not been left behind by Ji Shu at all!
“Why do I feel that the way Shen Li executed the turn is a little similar to Ji Shu’s way?”
“I thought I was the only one who felt that way… However, compared to Ji Shu, she does seem to be a little rusty and not as smooth.”
“That’s still very impressive. How long has it been since she last touched that car?”
Everyone started talking with each other again.
In fact, this was the first time that most of them had seen Shen Li on the track.
Those who had initially been dissatisfied with Shen Li had all shut their mouths now.
If they still could not see that Shen Li’s strength was definitely above theirs at this moment, then it would be clear that they were blind.
It was no wonder that Ron and the others had always been so polite to Shen Li…
Ron was right. The track was truly the fairest place.
And now, Shen Li was using her own strength to tell them where her proud attitude came from!
Time seemed to take an exceptionally long time to pass.
Everyone was fully focused as they stared at the track, unwilling to take their eyes off it.
All throughout, the black sports car had been following behind the red sports car. It almost caught up to it twice, before pulling away.
However, it was never too far away. The distance between the two cars remained the length of the bodies of two cars.
“The race is already halfway through, yet Ji Shu still hasn’t shaken her off?”
“She’s really holding on…”
“In our entire team, the only one capable of doing this is Ron, right?”
When Ron heard this, he could not help but lick his lips.
The gap between his and Ji Shu’s skills was indeed not that big. If he were on the field, he would be able to hold on.
However, it was hard to say if he could maintain a fixed gap the entire time.
Doyle stood with his hands behind his back. As he looked at the two cars, his brows furrowed tighter and tighter.
Finally, after the last corner, Ji Shu took the lead in the final sprint stage!
He used his full speed and charged forward!
In a moment, Shen Li’s car followed closely behind!
Because it was a circular track, the finish line was also the starting point of their departure.
The distance was getting closer and closer, and the roar of the cars was extremely loud!
Finally, the red sports car was the first to cross the finish line!
Ron immediately looked at the timing display at the edge of the track.
A series of bright red numbers appeared– 9 minutes and 37 seconds!
Seeing this number, everyone was shocked and gasped.
“9 minutes and 37 seconds?! He actually managed to do it in less than ten minutes?!”
The previous lap record was Ji Shu’s, at 10 minutes and 23 seconds.
This time, he had improved on his time by so much!
It was not only a new record, but more importantly, the result itself was extremely shocking!
Just as the crowd was in an uproar, the black sports car also crossed the finish line!
“Where’s Shen Li? What’s her time?”
“She followed so closely behind. She has to be within 11 minutes and 30 seconds!”
Then, another number appeared on the timer screen.
When they saw the number, everyone fell silent for a moment.
Ron took a light breath, almost in disbelief.
His voice finally brought everyone back to their senses.
“10:23! She tied with Ji Shu’s previous record?!”
“My god! Isn’t this too much of a coincidence? How did she race?”
“This result is even better than the captain’s. That means, other than Ji Shu, Shen Li could be ranked second in the LY team!”
Ji Shu got out of the car and looked back.
Shen Li also parked the car and took off her helmet.
Ji Shu walked over to her.
Shen Li raised her chin at him.
“Your performance was not bad.”
Ji Shu glanced at the display screen.
Wasn’t this statement just typical of her? It was clear that this timing was amazing.
Shen Li looked to the side and her eyes met Doyle’s extremely cold gaze.
The corners of her lips curled up.
“Coach, did I race slow enough?”