I think my start was normal for me. I have done 5 x 500TT's in races this year. Yesterday's 40.8 effort was next to slowest. I have done 38.8 and 39.2 also. We were started in pairs. There was a 10 - 15 mph breeze from the North. I started on the home stretch with the wind at my back(no help there), then into my face when I needed to make speed. The home straight had the wind at my back then into my face to finish. In pursuits we race multiple laps and the 500 is 1 and 1/2 laps at Indy. It didn't seem equal for the racers to start in pairs but that is the way it rolled.