SRS Week 5 Recap
The fifth week of this season reached its end, so it’s the “Week Recap” time!
ALFA ROMEO 33T12 – Monza Classic Full, Italy (Weekly)
Such a fast car, in a track that is almost 100% flat-out, is the perfect recipe of disaster. And that’s true, since in the 5th round of the Alfa Romeo 33T12 championship we saw lots of incidents. Giuseppe Iaria and Michal Ringes escaped the mayhem, getting two incident-free races. 3rd, a great performance by Michal Janak, who lost a lot of positions in the first few corners, falling down in P18! The total amount of incident in this race was… 162! (Including a driver who got 31 of them).
Giuseppe Iaria, with the 4th win, increases his gap to 27 points from Michal Ringes. 3rd, Michal Janak, 33 points behind Ringes, paying a lot his bad race at Le Mans, and also the 3 incident points of this round. 4th place for Jan Muller, and Jari Penttinen 5th.
SEAT CUPRA TCR – Lausitzring GP, Germany (Weekly)
And David Broomhead wins the Seat Cupra TCR Championship!! 4th win for him, and with the absence of Luke Bouwmeester, he secured his 1st place (both in the race and standings). 2nd place for Omer Kinay, who wasn’t able to stay near the Canadian, who was 1 second faster than our 4Fun driver. 3rd place for James Leeder, after a close fight against Saagar Bakshi and Russell Sobie. In the standings, like I said before, David Broomhead won the championship. Behind, a great fight for the 2nd place, Luke Bouwmeester and James Leeder, who are 110 points behind the winner. Just 5 points behind them, there’s Vicente Da Silva. 5th, Pasha Paterson, who had a bad race (he was involved in a crash in the first corner) and 6th Russell Sobie. The 2nd and 6th place re separated by just 12 points!
MINI AUSTIN COOPER S – Vallelunga Club, Italy (Weekly)
Guess what? Matheus Nolli wins the race! 4th 102 in a row for him. 2nd Jari Penttinen and 3rd Matteo Venuti, who seems to be locked to the third place. In the first two places the race was pretty boring, but behind was pretty fun, with Venuti who wanted to regain the places he has lost at the start, especially on Michal Janak, who ended in 5th place, behind Philip Clegg.
The championship see Matheus Nolli (King of Slow Cars™) in front, with 17 points more than Matteo Venuti (Italian Barrichello™). 3rd Michal Janak, 36 points behind the Italian. 4th, Philip Clegg, who had his best result in the championship. 5th, Lucas Biberacher.
MASERATI MC12 – Imola, Italy (Weekly)
A crucial race for this championship! Austin Ogonoski returns on the top step of the podium, with a 17 seconds gap on Eduardo Sa, who had to overtake Eduardo Lima and Nick Barknecht, who ended in 3rd place. And Alex Nelson? Well, he ended in 7th place, after a crash where he was involved on the Variante del Tamburello. Then, from the back, he managed to do an excellent comeback.
Thanks to Nelson’s bad result, Austin Ogonoski increases his championship lead to 22 points. Eduardo Sa remains in 3rd place. 4th place for Don Debienne, just 2 points in front of Eduardo Lima, and 3 on Javier Brandao.
FIAT PANDA – Goodwood, UK (Weekly)
On Wednesday, the Panda approached the Goodwood Circuit, a track that, with those piece of Italian art, you could entirely do without touching the brake (i’m not joking, that’s true).
Matheus Nolli, once again, wins the race! 2nd place for Robert Duplantier. But behind them, everything happened. On the first lap in the infamous Chicane, a massive crash saw involved Mikko Tikka, Michal Janak and Martin Smith. Some drivers were able to miss their cars, like Matteo Venuti and Jari Penttinen. Those two started an exciting fight for the podium, with eight overtakes in total. 5th, Virgilio Bomfim, who was eating pop-corns while racing.
In the championship the top 2 is really close, with just 5 points separating Nolli and Duplantier. 3rd place for Venuti, 7 points more than Penttinen. And yes, like the race results. Michal Janak drops to 5th after his bad result.
ORECA FLM09 LMP2 – Road America, USA (Weekly)
For the 3rd week in a row, Mostafa Moradi wins! Another dominated race by him. 2nd place for the host of the series, Mark Puc, and 3rd a great performance by Berci Sugar, who started in P8, and get the podium on the last lap, due to the retirement of Nick Barknecht. In the championship, Simon Speth is still leading, even after his 5th place in the race. Wayne Francis is in 2nd place, followed by Mark Puc. 4th place for Robert Duplantier, and 5th Moradi, despite the absence in the first two races.
PRAGA R1 – Silverstone GP, UK (Weekly)
Close finish at Silverstone for the win! After an hour long race, Sebastian Schulz wins in front of James Leeder by just 0.075 seconds! The German was flying in the second half of the race, having passed the championship leader, Leeder, within 3 laps to the end. Cristiano Garcia ends in 3rd place.
As I said before, James Leeder is on the top of the standings, 19 points in front of Rick Longano, a nice gap going into the last race, that will be held on the terrifying Nurburgring Nordschleife. 3rd place for John Krahne, with 5 points more than Don Debienne. 5th, Sean Seebran.
FERRARI F2004 – Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (Weekly)
The weekend series, this week, goes on the famous Belgian track! Every race was won by Mostafa Moradi, who seems to be unstoppable on this and in the Oreca championship. In the Friday race, Samuele Monitto and Simon Speth ended 2nd and 3rd. In the Saturday one, Garo Sarafian was 2nd and Daniel Gamblin 3rd and, on the final race of the week, 2nd Monitto and Gamblin 3rd.
The championship see Simon Speth leading with 30 points more than Garo Sarafian. 3rd place for Lucas Biberacher, only 7 points in front of Moradi. 5th, Max Spied.
SKODA OCTAVIA CUP – Grobnik, Croatia (Daily)
The Italian trio, Giusto-Roncaglia-Venuti, assert its dominance during the 5th round of the Skoda Octavia Cup Daily Championship. The championship, anyway, seems to be already on Giusto’s hands, since he has six more wins (18) than Roncaglia (12). 3rd place for Venuti, who has 8 wins collected during his 11 races. 4th place for Pedro Luis, who has 11 wins, but with “just” a 99 on the first week at Most. Roman Bisanz is 5th, with just 6 races where he collected 3 wins. 6th, Michal Janak, who set the fastest lap of the week.
CATERHAM ACADEMY – Goodwood, UK (Daily)
An important week for the championship, with lots of changes on top. Michel Macrobio leads the series, with just 2 more wins than Matheus Nolli, that gets a 102 on the last possible race of the week. 3rd place for Victor Garcia de Vega, with a 99 points race this week. 4th Roman Bisanz, and Erik Zdovc in 5th place.
TATUUS FA01 – Monza, Italy (Daily)
When I was looking for the first time the schedule of the new season, and I saw Tatuus at Monza, i immediately went into the nearest supermarket to buy popcorns and some drinks for the 5th week of the series. I was ready to see crashes, crashes and… crashes! And it happened (unsurprisingly). Anyway, the fight between Simon Speth and Matti Saastamoinen is on the limit, with 13 wins for both of them (despite the German has 3 more 2nd places and 1 more 3rds). 3rd place for Ryan Thomas, who did a single race getting 92 points. 4th place for Sebastian Schulz and 5th there’s Anthony Yau, who won three races this week.
GT3 EURO – Watkins Glen, USA (1-Hour)
The fight for thee GT3 Euro championship will came down to the wire! Hugo Hekkenberg leads the championship with one more win (10) compared to Ethan Dean (9), but he has more 2nd place (6 vs 1).
3rd place for Simon Speth, who got a 98 this week. 3rd, at 11 points from him, Martin Kraajenbrink and 5th Matteo Venuti.
This week we had 4 winners, Ethan Dean (3), Hugo Hekkenberg (3) and Catalin Stan (1).
GT3 ASIA – Laguna Seca, USA (1-Hour)
For the 2nd time in this season, the GT3 cars will race at Laguna Seca. There has been six different winners through the week (John Gibson, Sergey Daniluk, Simon Speth, Nick Barknecht, and Enzo Bourbon, who won two races). The championship looks good for Simon Speth, who currently has 11 points more than John Gibson. 3rd Lucas Biberacher, with a big margin from Mika Hakala (4th) of 30 points. In 5th place, Roman Osipov.
GT3 AMERICA – Sebring, USA (1-Hour)
Ethan Dean wins again during the 5th week of the GT3 America series! He wins again, and thanks to Austin Ogonoski’s 2nd place with 3 incident points, he increases his championship lead. On the Friday race, they finished on the podium, followed by Camilo Arias. On Saturday there were many people less, maybe related to the 24h of Daytona. John Cannon won the race, followed by Andre F. Rocha (who got his first podium) and Marc LoGiudice.
In the championship, Ethan Dean is first, followed by Austin Ogonoski, in 2nd place with 14 points of disadvantage. 3rd, John Cannon, who is just one point behind the Canadian. 4th Emiliano Videla and 5th Camilo Arias.