SRS Season 2021.2 Week 1 Recap
The new season has started, with exciting cars, and amazing combos!
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TZ – Watkins Glen Short (US)
Ted Hough wins the first race of the championship! An hard race for the drivers, where lots of them spun and crashed, due to the difficult car. 2nd place for Robert Duplantier, and behind him, a crazy fight between Alex Nelson and Jari Penttinen. The American driver won the fight, and he ended on the podium!
In the championship, Hough is leading, followed by Robert and Jari Penttinen, who is in front of Alex, since he got two incident points. 5th place for Michal Janak.
FERRARI 599XX EVO – Laguna Seca (US)
Austin Ogonoski, after his win in the Maserati and GT3 America, seems to be unstoppable also in the Ferrari 599XX Evo championship! He won by 12 seconds in front of Alan Braz. 3rd place for Lukas Kessler. The championship shares the same results, even if Estefano Barrera Rodriguez got 1 inc, and Emiliano Videla (5th) didn’t get one.
HONDA S800 RSC – Donington National (UK)
David Iglesias dominates the first race of the new Honda S800 RSC championship! Almost 10 seconds on the 2nd place, occupied by Alex Nelson, after a battle with Sebastian Rosenlew, who retired just some laps from the end of the race. 3rd place for Steen Toudal. 4th place for Robert Duplantier, and 5th Berci Sugar. In the championship, the only change regards the 5th position, with Michal Janak just one point in front of Sugar.
MASERATI & PORSCHE GT4 – Mugello (IT)
A difficult race for the drives who decided to use the Porsche. The Maserati had a considerable advantage on the German car, with the fastest lap almost 1.5 seconds slower than the car with the “Tridente”. The first six drivers all used the Modena’s car, a pack led by Alex Nelson, in front of Riley Gallardo and Javier Brandao. The first driver to use the Porsche is James Leeder, who won the GT4.5 race! The championship sees Nelson on the top, in front of Riley Gallardo, Javier Brandao and Daniel De Mena. 5th place for James Leeder, who managed to gain two places for some incident in Kessler and Specht’s races.
FERRARI 288 GTO – Imola (IT)
A crazy opening races of this championship! Giuseppe Iaria won the race, in front of Robert Duplantier, who started 8th. 3rd Florian Sommer and 4th Matteo Venuti. The Italian, after a bad start, managed to get in the lead, and stood here for almost ten minutes. Then, a backmarker decided to run into him, ruining his race. With the crash, he got two incident points, falling down to P6 in the standings. Michal Janak ends in 4th place in the championship, in front of Laurent Londes.
MCLAREN 650S GT3 – Zandvoort (NL)
This race has been an hard challenge for the 63 drivers who joined it, with a difficult car (stock setup) to control on the bumpy surface of Zandvoort. David Iglesias won the race in a dominant way, keeping behind him Matteo Venuti, despite he had softer tyres. 3rd place for Erik Sundstrom, who wasn’t able to keep the pace of the top 2. 4th Hugo Hekkenberg, who started in P9, and managed to overtake some other drivers, between spins and crashes. 5th place for Alejandro Lopez Ramirez, who ended 8th in the championship, due to his 3 contacts. The 5th place is taken by Ryan Thomas, 6th in the race.
PORSCHE BATTLE – Bridgehampton (US)
Do you like a modern, stable car? Or do you prefer an old, crazy, and exciting car? The majority of the drivers, who raced in the first race of the championship at Bridgehampton chosen the old Porsche (as expected). David Broomhead won the race, with a 21 seconds gap on Austin Ogonoski. 3rd place for James Leeder. The best driver with the modern Porsche, Tim Cullingworth, ended in P10. Surely the older one had some advantages in the fast and flowing american circuit!
MINI COOPER JCW CHALLENGE – Cadwell Park (UK)
The first race of this championship went with lots of problems. Somehow, the mod was not updated to the current version, and out of 34 registered drivers, only 12 of them (both in split 1 & 2) managed to join the race! But, the race went on, and it was dominated by Spanish drivers! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAn7baRbhx4, quick race highlights) David Iglesias won, in front of Ruben Castro and Ruben Gomez. In the championship, the top 7 is the same as the race results.
LOTUS 49 – Silverstone Classic (UK)
Finally some good classic Formula 1 races! With the new season, the number of races has been decreased from three to two. The first race has been won by Robert Duplantier, after an overtake on Michal Janak on the 4th lap of the race. 3rd place for Berci Sugar. On Sunday, Janak managed to win, after an intense start of the race, with an incident between Robert Duplantier and Hugo Hekkenberg. 2nd place for Rico Haas, followed by Matteo Venuti.
SEAT CUPRA TCR – Paul Ricard WTCC (FR)
Justin Barouky is the leader of the Seat Cupra TCR championship at the end of the first week! The Lebanese driver is tied with Michael Martin, with the same amount of races, wins and 2nd places. Anyway, the TPC driver had few more incidents than Justin. 3rd place for another TPC driver, David Iglesias. Behind him, Pedro Luis and Simon Speth (TPC). Could the Trade Price Cars simracing team change name to The Pros (of) Cupra?
FORMULA ARGENTINA – Panama Circuit (PA)
After discovering that this car was basically a Tatuus with a different chassis, some of the drivers were helped by this. This might be a Skoda Octavia 2.0, with 5 Italian drivers in the top 7! Filippo Di Maggio is the current leader, followed by Alejandro Lopez Ramirez, Andrea Giusto, Wayne Francis and Gaetano Santonicola.
TOYOTA GT86 – Silverstone International (UK)
A crazy opening week of this championship saw an incredible amount of winners, 23 different drivers with a 102! Austin Wilke is currently leading, followed by Wilfrid Paduano. 3rd place for Daniel Lorente, followed by Lucas Cresta and Justin Cruze.
CHEVROLET C7R EURO – Brands Hatch GP (UK)
A classic opening round for the championships, with the European Corvette C7R championship racing at Brands Hatch. Every race saw a different winner, with the flying Dutchs (Hekkenberg-Kraaijenbrink-van Bommel), Tadej Zupevc, John Prescott, and two Polish drivers (Andrzej Gruszka and Tomasz Siwek). Next week the drivers will race at the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife!
CHEVROLET C7R ASIA – Okayama GP (JP)
Victor Solanes is the current leader of the Asian championship, with three wins at Okayama. 2nd place for John Gibson, 3rd for Daniel Garrido. 4th place for Mika Hakala, who got a 2nd place and a 3rd place. 5th place for Victor Posada.
CHEVROLET C7R AMERICA – Road America (US)
Another classic circuit for the GT cars, where Austin Ogonoski won another race. He ended just 1.2 seconds in front of Riley Gallardo, and only 3.4 seconds from Eduardo Sa, in an hour long race. What a close finish! In the championship, the podium is the same, but behind, a lot of mess happened. Marc LoGiudice ends in 4th place, and 5th Saagar Bakshi, despite he ended in P7. The 2nd race didn’t happen, for some server issues, common in this week.