Race Spelling: From A(lfa) to B(MW)
Scoops and breaking news are what reporters dream for, and this week the dreams came true thanks to an astounding and almost incredible event happened on the DTM series.
After devoting himself for a while on heading his Alfa to perfection, suddenly Omer Kinay decided to change stable and jumped on a roaring BMW! His heavenly tuning skills didn’t help him to get the Alfa fly on the long Monza straights: unsatisfied with his laptimes Kinay burned all his setup papers in order not to let them fall into the wrong hands and rewrote history signing for the German car manifacturer. As expected, the news putted in deep rejection the Alfa Romeo bosses, that tried by all means to hold Kinay at the driving seat of their car, doubling and triplicating his paycheck. After Kinay’s denial, they also made a desperate move offering him to change the car’s name from Alfa Romeo to Alfa Omereo, but Kinay was irremovable in his decision. Although missing the win, Kinay immediately showed his consistency with the BMW – take also a look at the car setup he generously donated to the world in the proper section of the site – with two 2nd places and a 3rd place after three exciting races. Kinay clinched the fourth overall position so far; the battle for the championship is still open and the three remaining weeks will be thrilling for sure and absolutely not to be missed!
This DTM series shocking events took to second place the performances of the other 4Fun drivers, Dario Bucalo and Gianluca Roncaglia, in the Abarth championship. Bucalo turned to be Bucalo Bill again and had to get back to Iowa, but this time before leaving swapped his Colt with a Gatling and fired one after another three solid bullets in New Jersey, signing a remarkable 2nd place in a prime time race with a lot of strong opponents, only giving up to Roman Bisanz for the first place as long as he ran out of bullets and couldn’t shoot at Bisanz’s car. Bucalo Bill also had a last chance on the last race of the week, but after five days of riding horses and with no time to properly saddle up his Abarth could only get an 8th place. “I felt like I was driving on gravel”, said Bucalo after the race – well, Bill, you should be used to that since there’s no tarmac in the Wild West, ain’t that true?
Gianluca Roncaglia also showed his pale face on the track only later in the week – he lost the starter key of his Abarth and had to wait for a duplicate – and after hours and hours of struggling in practice without getting a good pace on the fast New Jersey track (“I’m a damn slow racing pilot, goddammit, how am I supposed to be good with all those damn long straights? Give me back those damn corners and hairpins!”, he declared), he could finally put to good use several tips from Bucalo (“Always aim with your gun to the right back tire of your opponent”, for instance). Despite two unlucky tries, he grabbed two wins out of his four races, ending up the 4Fun’s lack of 1st places that lasted for almost two weeks. Hooray! and stay tuned for the next week report!