SRS Season 2021.2 Week 2 Recap
Here we are for the second week of the season!
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TZ – Goodwood (UK)
And it’s an American 1-2! Ted Hough wins for the 2nd time in front of Alex Nelson, who once again had to fight against Jari Penttinen. 4th place for Eduardo Sa and 5th Riley Gallardo, who overtook Robert Duplantier with two laps to go! In the championship, Ted Hough has 204 points, 17 more than Nelson. Behind, Robert Duplantier with 183 points, just two points ahead of Jari Penttinen and six from Riley Gallardo.
FERRARI 599XX EVO – New Jersey (US)
Austin Ogonoski wins the 2nd race of the Ferrari 599XX EVO championship! A great race, who saw three different leaders. Alan Braz started on pole, but went down to P17 on the 2nd lap, retiring some laps later. Now Ogonoski was leading, but got passed by Luis Henrique Caetano and Lukas Kessler on the 5th lap. Then, the Brazilian was leading until 5 laps to go, when Ogonoski overtook him for the lead, and 3 laps later, by Kessler too. 4th place for Marc LoGiudice and 5th Emiliano Videla.
HONDA S800 RSC – Most (CZ)
For the third time, the winner of the 1st week wins the 2nd race too, and this is Iglesias’ time! The Spaniard wins once again in the tiny Honda, in front of Jari Penttinen, on a charge after the first “bad” race. 3rd place for Robert Duplantier, in front of a disappointed Michal Janak, where, in his home race, almost got a podium. In the championship, it’s like the Alfa Romeo’s, where the leader (Iglesias) has 17 points more than the driver in P2 (Duplantier). 3rd place for Alex Nelson, who only finished 5th. P4 for Jari Penttinen, 1 point behind the U.S. driver. Behind him, Steen Toudal.
MASERATI & PORSCHE GT4 – Road Atlanta (US)
And it’s revenge day for the Porsche here in Road Atlanta! Alex Nelson wins an intense race, followed by five angry Maserati. At the end of the race, Alex won on Scott Warner, Riley Gallardo and Javier Brandao, with a gap, separating them, of just 3.2 seconds! Currently, the American is leading the championship, with nine points more than his compatriot Riley Gallardo. 3rd and 4th place for two Panamanian, Javier Brandao and Daniel de Mena. 5th place for Scott Warner, who pays a lot his first race, with only 72-points.
FERRARI 288 GTO – Magione (IT)
After an incredible race at Imola, the Ferrari 288 GTO Championship took the 2nd race at the slow/you can’t pass/stop’n go Magione. The race, as expected, was pretty boring, with just some action between a struggling Matteo Venuti, whose table was moving all around his quarantined house and Erwin Schneider, 6th. Anyway, Giuseppe Iaria won the race, in front of Robert Duplantier, Filip Stoyanovich and Michal Janak. The championship standings reflect the result of this race, with a close fight for the podium between Stoyanovich, Janak and Venuti separated by five points.
MCLAREN 650S GT3 – Daytona Road Course (US)
And it’s GT3 time once again, in the legendary Daytona circuit! For the 2nd time this week, David Iglesias wins the race, in front of Matteo Venuti, who was a bit off the pace since he choosed the mediums tires instead of the softs, used by Iglesias. 3rd place for Pedro Marques, who almost killed the Italian on the 3rd lap, spinning on the braking zone for turn 2. 4th place for Michael Post, followed by another Michael, Martin, who started in P15! The championship is like the top 5 of the race, just with Michael Martin in front of Post, for the 4th place.
PORSCHE BATTLE – Suzuka (JP)
2nd round of one of the strangest championship of the past years, with a 1974 car fighting against the same model of 41 years later. This time, the new Porsche won the race with James Leeder, in front of John Krahne, Don Debienne and Sean Seebran, with the old one. In the championship, Leeder leads the championship in front of David Broomhead, who had a disappointing race, finishing 8th. 4th place for Rick Longano in front of Sean Seebran.
MINI COOPER JCW CHALLENGE – Tsukuba (JP)
After a first race full of problems, the Mini Cooper JCW Championship had a pretty normal race. Ryan Asquith wins after a great performance. But behind, some messy actions. Christopher Godfrey ends in 2nd place with 7 incidents, in front of Huun Delnoij. In the championship, Anthony Dawson is leading with just 173 points. 2nd a surprising James Tumilty (James, how the hell are you there!) and 3rd Ruben Castro. 4th place fir David Iglesias, despite he missed the first race and 5th Ryan Asquith.
LOTUS 49 – Nürburgring Betonschleife (DE)
Ok guys, be ready because this is absolutely crazy. The first race has been the craziest ever seen on SRS. The start was strange, with some cars that went straight into the others, especially Matteo Venuti and Michal Janak. The Italian did his drive-through, ending 4th after it, meanwhile Janak, like some other drivers, were victim of a bug that didn’t counted them the laps. In front the race was normal after it, with some action between Lukas Kessler, Rob Russo and Venuti. But, on the 13th lap, something strange happened. A lapped car crashed into the fences, spinning and crashing into Kessler. Then Venuti had WW2 vibes (even if his grandparents weren’t even born) and became a tank, pushing on his top the other car. After this, the Italian won the race, despite some backmarkers that almost crashed into him. 2nd place for Lukas Kessler and Rob Russo 3rd. The 2nd race was much more clean, with Robert Duplantier on top, followed by Rico Haas and Michal Janak. In the championship there’s a tight battle on the top 3, with Duplantier, Haas and Janak separated by 8 points. 4th place for Venuti and 5th Rob Russo.
SEAT CUPRA TCR – Imola (IT)
David Iglesias in leading the Seat Cupra TCR Championship! The Spaniard is on top with 9 wins out of 10 races (that’s impressive), in front of Justin Barouky and Simon Speth, tied for the wins. 4th place for Pedro Luis, and P5 for Maurice Klerken.
FORMULA ARGENTINA – Zandvoort (NL)
It seems that at least one daily championship has to be full of Italians. This time is the Formula Argentina! Filippo di Maggio leads the championship, in front of Justin Barouky, with the same amount of wins. 3rd place for Andrea Giusto, just in front of Marco Monitto and Erik Zdovc.
TOYOTA GT86 – Modena Fast (IT)
Wilfrid Paduano currently leads the Toyota GT86 championship, with 8 wins. 2nd place for Daniel Lorente, who has 7 wins, one more than Austin Wilke in P3. 4th and 5th, with “just” 4 and 3 wins there are Victor Garcia de Vega and Norbert Fekete.
CHEVROLET C7R EURO – Nürburgring Nordschleife (DE)
And it’s Nordschleife’s time! Hugo Hekkenberg won 2 races this week, with one 102, and now he is the only one with a full amount of points. 2nd place for Martin Kraajenbrink, tied with John Prescott (2 wins both). 4th place for Tadej Zupevc, with 200 points. P5 for Pedro Marques, who won a race but with 2 incidents. Talking about incidents, 18 drivers were banned for a week, and during all the races (including server 2) there has been an incredible 1875 incidents (with a single driver collecting 52 of them), losing 5625 points in the walls/against other cars.
CHEVROLET C7R ASIA – Barcellona Moto (ES)
Victor Solanes and John Gibson are currently on top of the Asian C7R Championship, wih 5 wins for the Spaniard and 3 for John. 3rd place for Mika Hakala, who won a race like Patryk Jaskulski (P4) and Juan Cuevas. 5th place for Timofey Bykov.
CHEVROLET C7R AMERICA – Buriram (TH)
Emiliano Videla wins both races of the American C7R Series in Thailand! Domination for the South American driver, who also beated Austin Ogonoski and Riley Gallardo on Friday’s race! On the 2nd race, he had more pressure, with Eduardo Sa finishing 2nd just 3 seconds behind him. Currently Austin leads the championship with 7 points more than Riley Gallardo. 3rd place for Sa, 10 points in front of the winner of the last two races, who pays a lot his first race at Road America. 5th place for Marc LoGiudice.