SRS Week 4 Recap
The fourth week of this season reached its end, so it’s the “Week Recap” time!
ALFA ROMEO 33T12 – Riverside Long, USA (Weekly)
Giuseppe Iaria is back on top! With the 3rd win out of 4 races, his hopes for winning the championship increases a lot. Petr Liska ended 2nd, limiting the damages after a race with lots of incidents. In 3rd place, Michal Janak, just 0.5 in front of the other Czech, Michal Ringes. In the championship, Giuseppe increased his gap from Ringes from 13 to 23 points, which seems to be really comfortable, considering that only two races are missing. In 3rd place, Liska, who gain 6 points from Le Mans’ winner, now he is just 7 distances behind. Meanwhile, Janak’s chances to finish on the top 3 are pretty low, but, you know, everything can happen. 5th, Jan Muller.
The next race will be held on the classic 10 km layout of Monza, with the famous and dangerous banking.
SEAT CUPRA TCR – Watkins Glen, USA (Weekly)
The Seat Cupra TCR is a synonymous of Broomhead-Bouwmeester 1-2 (or viceversa). For the 3rd time in this championship, David Broomhead wins! This time he dominated against Luke Bouwmeester, who ended the race 11 seconds behind David. In 3rd place, once again, Ramiro Dominguez. In 4th place, Marc LoGiudice who is just 0.002 (!) in front of James Leeder.
With the third win, Broomhead increases his gap to 8 points, thanks to an incident point took by the other championship contender. Behind, Pasha Paterson, who was shocked by his position in the standings. In 4th place, Vicente Da Silva and 5th James Leeder. The next week they will race on the new entry Lausitzring, in the DTM layout.
MINI AUSTIN COOPER S – Red Bull Ring National, Austria (Weekly)
Great racing in Austria, where the win was in contention between 5 drivers! Matheus Nolli won again, after an amazing fight with Petr Liska. 3rd, Matteo Venuti, who tried to pass the Czech on the last lap, without success. In 4th place, David Iglesias, just 2 tenths in front of Michal Janak. Just to say, the top 5 was separated by just 2.2 seconds! Nolli and Liska managed to finish the race without any incidents, despite their crazy fight.
The Brazilian remains on top of th standings, 8 points in front of Petr Liska. Behind, just 2 points behind the Czech, Matteo Venuti (who ended every race on the podium without any incident!). 4th Michal Janak and 5th Philip Clegg.
MASERATI MC12 – Barcellona Moto, Spain (Weekly)
Once again, Alex Nelson wins in the Maserati championship! Behind him, we have the same podium of last week’s race at the Nurburgring, with Austin Ogonoski just 0.6 seconds behind him, and Eduardo Sa in 3rd place, despite he started on pole.
With just two races to go, both Austin and Alex are on 397 points, and Eduardo lost other points from them. In 4th place there’s Javier Brandao, just 5 points behind the Brazilian, 5th, another Eduardo, in this case Eduardo Lima.
FIAT PANDA – Calabogie Stadium, Canada (Weekly)
For the first time in this championship, someone that’s not Brazilian won the race! Robert Duplantier takes the win in an exciting race at the Stadium layout of Calabogie! In 2nd place the previous winner Matheus Nolli, just 0.240 seconds in front of Matteo Venuti, who gets his first podium with the most famous Italian car in the world.
This seems to be another close championship, since Nolli is just 4 points ahead of Duplantier. In 3rd place there’s Michal Janak, 2 points ahead of Venuti, who seems to gain every race some points to his rival in lots of seasons. Jari Penttinen gets to 5th, thanks to the absence of Martin Smith.
ORECA FLM09 LMP2 – Laguna Seca, USA (Weekly)
Mostafa Moradi wins again! In 2nd place, at almost 30 seconds from the winner, Andrea Martelli. Behind him, Wayne Francis. The current championship leader, Simon Speth, ended only in P4. Even with this result, his championship hopes are increasing, since with only 2 races missing, he has 26 points from Wayne. Behind, Robert Duplantier. 4th Mark Puc and 5th Michael Martin, who missed last race at Monza.
PRAGA R1 – Road America, USA (Weekly)
James Leeder wins his 2nd race of the championship, ending less than 2 seconds in front of Rick Longano. In 3rd place, Don Debienne. The championship sees the same two drivers in the first 2 places. In 3rd place, after Ryan Skywalker’s voluntary departure from SRS, for his bad connection (Hope to see you again in the future, Ryan!), there’s John Krahne. 4th Sean Seebran, just 1 point in front of Don.
FERRARI F2004 – Barcellona GP, Spain (Weekly)
Three races of absolute carnage here in Spain, with lots of incidents (including an horrifying crash on the start of the 3rd race)
Mostafa Moradi won all of the three races, including a close fight for the win against Simon Speth on Saturday, with two podiums for Simon Speth and one for Ted Haggard, Marco Monitto, Daniel Gamblin and Lucas Biberacher. Speth increases his lead on Garo Sarafian to 34 points, and 40 on Filippo di Maggio. 4th there’s Lucas Biberacher, followed by Mostafa Moradi, despite his absence on the first week at the Nurburgring.
SKODA OCTAVIA CUP – Lausitzring GP, Germany (Daily)
For the first time in its history, SRS took some races on Lausitzring! It was a great week (once again) for the Italians Andrea Giusto, Gianluca Roncaglia and Matteo Venuti, who are still in the first three places of the standings! 5 wins in total for them in all the week, 2 for Giusto and Venuti (who got the fastest lap on qualify), 1 for Roncaglia. In 4th place, Pedro Luis and 5th Roman Bisanz.
CATERHAM ACADEMY – Laguna Seca, USA (Daily)
The Caterham championship, this week, went to Laguna Seca. Difficult combination of car/track, where a little mistake can ruin your lap (or even your entire race!)
Disappointing week for Simon Merritt, who lose the leadership due to his 95 points-race, in favour of the Spaniard Victor Garcia de Vega, who has the same amount of win of Michel Macrobio, 2nd, but more 2nd places (3 vs 1). 3rd Matheus Nolli and 5th Matteo Venuti.
TATUUS FA01 – Mugello, Italy (Daily)
Most of the drivers seems to have watched the Tuscany GP of 2020 before doing the races, with big crashes especially on the first lap between San Donato and Luco-Poggio Secco.
Simon Speth leads the championship, with just one win more than Matti Saastamoinen. 3rd place for Ryan Thomas, the other driver with at least a 102 every single week. 4th place for Sebastian Schulz and 5th Anthony Yau.
GT3 EURO – Silverstone GP, UK (1-Hour)
Great racing here at Silverstone, where we had 4 different winners: Simon Speth (2), Hugo Hekkenberg (2), Ethan Dean (2) and Matteo Venuti (1). We say a great race for Ethan Dean on Friday, when Ethan ended in 2nd place from a 21st place on the grid. He missed the win for some spins and contacts, without them, he could have won.
The championship see Simon Speth leading on Hugo Hekkenberg and Ethan Dean (really close championship, 7 and 6 wins for them), 4th Martin Kraajenbrink and Matteo Venuti in 5th place.
GT3 ASIA – Mosport, Canada (1-Hour)
The GT3 Asia this week raced in the fast Canadian racetrack, Mosport. 7 different winners, Simon Speth, Dominique Rioux, Mika Hakala, John Gibson, Lucas Biberacher, Victor Posada and Ricardo Rizzo.
Simon Speth is still leading the series, in front of John Gibson and Ricardo Rizzo. 4th Lucas Biberacher and 5th Roman Osipov.
GT3 AMERICA – Okayama GP, Japan (1-Hour)
In the twisty Japanese track, Ethan Dean dominates the two races of the American championship! Austin Ogonoski and John Cannon ended on the podium in the Friday race, and, during the Saturday one, once again John and, 3rd, Vicente Da Silva.
Obviously, Ethan Dean is leading the championship, but with just 1 point in front of Austin Ogonoski! 3rd, John Cannon. 4th James Leeder and 5th Estefano Barrera Rodriguez.
A funny moment happened during the first race, where a driver got an amazing lap of 00:03.165 (the fastest lap of the race was 1:29.752), surely for a bug on the track.