Driving with No Time
In the fourth week of the current SRS series 4Fun racers have been engaged in challenging battles on all tracks, trying to give themselves as Christmas presents a bunch of wins despite their multiple obligations. Especially for Omer Kinay, that due to his duties – while not racing he is a superhero in disguise, and had to successfully face a menace from outer space and repair Batman’s batcar – was only able to race thrice this week. But, after a long time, Kinay could finally get a satisfactory win in his second try in Tor Poznan with the Audi TT Cup. Welcome back from where you belong, Omer! Kinay also raced in Modena with the Mad Formula MFTC3 car, only to realize after setupping tires, dampers, gears, camber, toe, rollbars, wings, preload, brake bias, brake force, his seat, the rearview mirror and the dashboard clock that the series was with fixed setup. “I wasn’t able to get a good result then”, said Kinay after the race “but at least the dashboard clock is timed to the millisecond now”.
A really busy week for Dario Bucalo too, that after mounting his new Fanatec gear, his new rig, packing his old wheel, tuning his brake pedals and his VR had just 20 minutes left for study, work and racing. Nevertheless, with only 8 seconds of practice he was able to grab a good and clean 5th place at Tor Poznan. Before his Christmas leave Bucalo will have a lot more of free time this week, and since he is gonna practice in Barcelona for at least 3-4 hours he should be predictable to win all his five races, right?
Winning races is not a novelty for Matteo Venuti, that in his Cape Canaveral NASA’s server for race results storing archived a first place in Virginia International Raceway with the Mazda MX-5 and a first place in Tor Poznan with the Audi TT, a second place with the Mazda 787B in the Circuit Paul Ricard, a third place with the Lotus Evora in Donington and a fourth place in Goodwood with the Ginetta GT4. “Well, of course I’m not satisfied with the third and the fourth places”, he declared “but while racing the Evora I had to pull over since I was called on the phone, and I also forgot to release the handbrake of my Ginetta throughout all the race in Goodwood, so I can’t really complain about that results”. Did we already say he is a heck of a racedriver?
A week of ups and downs also for Gianluca Roncaglia, that driving like a drunken sailor with labyrinthitis could not take advantage of his 25 hours of practicing with the Mazda MX-5 and could only end with a 12th place as a best result in three races, also leading his car insurance company to bankrupt due to a massive amount of contacts with walls, barriers and innocent racers. Anyway, he rolled up his sleeves and thanks also to Matteo Venuti’s suggestion on using hard instead of medium tires and several other racing tips from him – “go faster”, “overtake the guys before you” – could get a win, two second places and a third place in Tor Poznan with his Audi TT, prolonguing his streak of consecutive weeks with at least a win. The world of racing is always full of surprises, isn’t it? Stay tuned for the next week race report!
Playlist of the week:
Gail Ann Dorsey – No Time (for Omer Kinay and Dario Bucalo)
The Mahavishnu Orchestra – Noonward Race (for Gianluca Roncaglia)
Violent Femmes – Gimme the Car (for Matteo Venuti)