Wet Paint On the Track
The last week of the current SRS series came up with big news and the usual thrill and excitement for the 4Fun drivers, as long as the echoes of the announcement that Matteo Venuti would have joined the 4Fun team are still ringing in insiders and fans’ ears. Longly contended from Ferrari and Mercedes for a seat in the next year F1 championship, Venuti finally decided to accept the offer of the 4Fun team. “The guys in 4Fun are nice and smart”, he said “and my decision has nothing to do with the fact that they doubled any paycheck offered from other teams”. Asked on what cars he will drive in the oncoming SRS series, Venuti answered with a seraphic smile: “All of them, of course”. A heck of a racedriver!
Meanwhile, Emperor Omerius is still in his Roman idlenesses and seems facing with the usual composure his time of exile from racing: “I’m quite fine, I don’t miss that much races, really. Well, yesterday in the supermarket I did a couple of laps around the food shelves with my shopping cart, although it had fixed setup, which I hate”, said Omerius while making air steering, “but I’m okay, thank you. By the way, Mister, how’s your car? Do you experience understeering? Maybe a little fine tune at the brake bias?”
And, for a quiet Omer Kinay there is a Dario Bucalo hard at work with the design of the liveries for the new SRS series cars. Enclosed in the airplanes hangar that he uses as a garage and after putting a big “No Trespassing” sign at the entrance, Bucalo spent a lot of sleepless nights between spray paints and decals popping out one masterpiece after another. “This time I exceeded myself”, declared Bucalo. “The 4Fun Mazda MX-5 interiors will include a TV, a PS4, a lounge bar and a spa; and the Audi TT Cup will have a swimming pool in the trunk. The guys at ‘Pimp My Ride’ were noobs in comparison with me.” Unfortunately his inspiring art subtracted him a lot of time for practicing in Zandvoort – in a race he arrived late to the track, all covered in wet paint, and had to start from the pits – but in the end he could grab a honorable 4th place for a final 15th overall rank in the Abarth series, his best championship result so far.
A good week also for Gianluca Roncaglia, that having more time for practice – he took his racing wheel to his workplace for some stints while answering to phone calls and emails – could gradually improve his performances, ending up the week with three wins in a row and a final 5th overall place. “Well, the hard work always pays off, so I’m not surprised with this three wins”, declared Roncaglia after the last race, before pulling off his helmet and revealing that he was Omer Kinay. Stay tuned for the next race week report of the oncoming series!