SRS Season 2021.2 Week 3 Recap
3rd week of the season, an important part of the championship. Lots of close last laps!
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TZ – Bikernieki Speed (LV)
Ted Hough wins for the 3rd time in a row (surprising, isn’t it?) 2nd place for Alex Nelson, in front of Robert Duplantier, who made a nice fight against Jari Penttinen. In the championship, Ted has already a gap of 21 points on Alex. Robert Duplantier increases his gap on Penttinen to five points. 5th place for Riley Gallardo, with 11 points less than the Finnish driver. Riley had the chance to finish on the podium during this race, but in a tight fight against Duplantier, Penttinen, Andrzey Gruszka (5th in the race, 6th in the championship) , himself and Michal Janak (7th both in the race and championship)
FERRARI 599XX EVO – Road Atlanta Short (US)
And Austin Ogonoski wins the 3rd round of the Ferrari 599XX EVO! 2nd place for Estefano Barrera Rodriguez, who ends just 1.2 seconds behind the leader. Great race for him, who started 4th. 3rd place for Luis Henrique Caetano. In the championship Austin has a full 306 points, 34 more than Estefano. 3rd place for Emiliano Videla, who ended 4th with 3 contacts. 4th James Leeder and 5th Marc LoGiudice.
HONDA S800 RSC – VIR North (US)
What a race! David Iglesias and Alex Nelson did one of the best battle of the past months, with 6 overtakes for the lead. David won the race just 0.138 seconds in front of Alex. 3rd place for Robert Duplantier, 4th Eduardo Cavalcanti, who finished in an incredible 1.708 seconds gap from the leader! This slow car, with some good drivers, is able to make amazing races. Anyway, the championship, despite some good races for Alex, is almost closed, with David 23 points ahead of the American driver, who is one point in front of Robert Duplantier. 4th place for Robert Duplantier, with 5 points more than Steen Toudal, and 6 from Michal Janak.
MASERATI & PORSCHE GT4 – Bikernieki Speed (LV)
Javier Brandao wins the 3rd race of the GT4 championship! Another close race this week, with Riley Gallardo just 3 tenths behind him. P3 for Alex Nelson, who didn’t do really well in the Latvian racetrack, where the Maserati had a big advantage on the Porsche. In the championship, his race lets Riley to close the gap to 5 points, and Javier to 7, and with three races to go, it seems to be really interesting. 4th place for Daniel de Mena, and P5 for James Leeder.
FERRARI 288 GTO – Mugello (IT)
And Giuseppe Iaria wins the 3rd race in a row! Domination for the Italian, who doesn’t have, right now, any enemy. 2nd place for Michal Janak just in front of Robert Duplantier, in a last lap that could have decided the race, with a “drunk” backmarker. Just 4th Matteo Venuti, in a car that doesn’t fit him so much. In the championship, Giuseppe Iaria has lots of points on Robert Duplantier, 15. Safe gap between Robert and Michal too, with 16 points separating the drivers that ended on the podium. Meanwhile, Venuti pays a lot his result, being 4th, 10 points from the Czech driver. 5th Andrzej Gruszka.
MCLAREN 650S GT3 – Silverstone GP (UK)
Matteo Venuti wins the third race of the McLaren 650S GT3 Championship! Another race dominated by an Italian, in a combo where he already won a race last season. 2nd place for Pedro Marques, who did an excellent race. Just 3rd David Iglesias, the Spaniard lost the rear on turn 4 with some laps to go, losing the place on Pedro, and 7 points that could be really important at the end of the championship. 7 points is also the gap between David and Matteo. 3rd Pedro, 29 points behind the leader. Then, Michael Martin 4th in front of Michael Post, with a gap bigger than the distance between Earth and the Sun.
PORSCHE BATTLE – Thomson Road GP (SG)
James Leeder wins in the twisty and hard Thomson Road circuit! Great race for him, who managed to win the race with the modern Porsche. 2nd place for David Broomhead, who, luckily, wasn’t really close to anyone. In this track, his livery might have sent some people into some light poles. 3rd place for Rick Longano, pver one minute from David. Safe gap between the first two driver, with James Leeder 12 points in front of David. Don Debienne is 3rd, with 10 points less than his compratriot. 4th Rick longano and 5th Sean Seebran.
MINI COOPER JCW CHALLENGE – Goodwood (UK)
Nick Barknecht wins the 3rd Mini Cooper race of the season, at his first attempt! A race where lots of drivers decided to use the Mini used at the Dakar, going outside the track almost everytime. 2nd place for Ryan Asquith, who seems to be one of the competitors for the final podium. 3rd place for an amazing Kiril Genov, who started 19th and ended on the podium. Shame for his 5 incident. In the championship, Anthony Dawson is still leading, with a gap of 19 points on James Tumilty. 3rd place for Ryan Asquith, who has missed the first round at Cadwell Park. 4th place for Francisco Labrado and 5th Ruben Castro.
LOTUS 49 – Riverside Long (US)
It’s Lotus Time! the two races of the weekend series brought us some good races, with lot of action in the grid. On the first race, Robert Duplantier dominated the race, in front of Rico Haas and Matteo Venuti, who fought in the last few minutes for the 2nd place. Another win for Robert in the 2nd race, Rico Haas ended once again 2nd in front of Michal Janak, while Venuti was trying to kill some drivers in BeamNG.drive
The championship is interesting too, with Duplantier on top with 303 points. 2nd place for Michal Janak, just 1 point in front of Rico Haas. 4th Venuti, 11 points behind the German.
SEAT CUPRA TCR – Most (CZ)
In the Czech track we had lots of crashes on the first lap, in a Monza-style t1. But, despite those crashes, the races went well most of the times. The standings see David Iglesias (12 wins) tied on top with Justin Barouky (11 wins) and Simon Speth (9 wins). Out of the podium, Maurice Klerken and Martin Faber (3 wins each).
TOYOTA GT86 – New Jersey (CZ)
6 winners with 306 points are currently tied for the top of the standings, with Wilfrid Paduano on top of the standings with 12 wins. 2nd Daniel Lorente with 8 wins, in front of Austin Wilke, with one wins less than the Spaniard. 4th Norbert Fekete and 5th Victor Garcia de Vega.
FORMULA ARGENTINA – Laguna Seca (US)
It’s an Italian 1-2 in the Formula Argentina! Filippo Di Maggio leads the championship with 10 total wins, of which 4 this week. 2nd place for Andrea Giusto, tied with Justin Barouky for the 2nd place. The Lebanese driver has 2 2nd places less than him, and no 3rd place. Anyway, Justin has “just” 8 races, while Andrea 13. 4th place for Erik Zdovc, 3 wins. 5th Paul Smyth, who got his first 102 this week.
CHEVROLET C7R EURO – Spa-Francorchamps (BE)
Spa-Francorchamps is a must-be in a 1H european championship on SRS, the Belgian track is perfect for this type of racing. And this week, as expected, we had some good races! 7 different winners (Hugo Hekkenberg, Martin Kraajenbrink, John Prescott, Tadej Zupevc, Pedro Marques, Andrzey Gruszka and Patryk Jaskulski). It’s like the 2020 MotoGP championship!
In the standings, the first two places are occupied by the Koninklijke Landmacht (Netherlands Army), with 7 wins between Hugo Hekkenberg and Martin Kraajenbrink. 3rd place for John Prescott, 4th Tadej Zupevc, who took again the speed he had in the Mazda 787B championship. 5th place for Pedro Marques.
CHEVROLET C7R ASIA – Nürburgring Nordschleife (DE)
2nd week in a row with races at the Nordschleife, the Green Hell. There has been just three winners (Thomas Muller (x4!), Jussi Neirola (x2) and Rico Haas). The standings see Victor Solanes 1st, with a single 2nd place in this week. 2nd John Gibson, who managed to get three times with 95 points. 3rd Mika Hakala, 4th Timofey Bykov and 5th Victor Posada.
CHEVROLET C7R AMERICA – Watkins Glen (US)
The race of the first week was won by Austin Ogonoski (the 2nd race didn’t started for some issues). Then, it was Videla’s turn. This week, was of Eduardo Sa. Domination for the Brazilian, who won in front of Austin and Riley Gallardo on the first race, and then on Videla and, again, Gallardo. The championship is still open, since the gap between Austin Ogonoski, Eduardo Sa and Riley Gallardo is just of 10 points. 4th Emiliano videla and 5th Marc LoGiudice.