SRS Season 2021.2 Week 6 Recap
Last week of the season, the one that decide the final results!
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TZ – Tsukuba (JP)
Ted Hough is the champion of the Alfa romeo Giulia TZ Championship!
Formidable win for him, despite some huge drifts in the last few laps of the race. For the first part, Robert Duplantier was able to match his pace, being close for some laps. Then, Robert spun, and he had to overtake some cars, Michal Janak (5th) and Jari Penttinen (4th). He almost caught Alex Nelson on the last lap, ending just 0.018 seconds behind Alex. As I said before, Ted Hough won the championship in a dominant way, winning every single one of them without any incident, getting a 612. 2nd Robert Duplantier, with 566 points. 3rd place for Jari Penttinen, alone with 534. 21 points behind the Finn, there’s Riley Gallardo. Then, a close finish between Andrzej Gruszka and Michal Janak, just two points between them.
FERRARI 599XX EVO – Mugello (IT)
Nick Barknecht wins the last race of the Ferrari 599XX EVO Championship, after a close finish with Marc LoGiudice. But 3rd, there’s Austin Ogonoski, who wins this championship! Not the best race for him, but on the first lap, he fell down to P12, recovering until the lowest step on the podium. In the championship, Austin won with 598 points, a good amount of points. Behind, a close finish between Marc and Estefano Barrera Rodriguez, just separated by one point. Even if in the last three races he collected 298 points, against Estefano’s 271, he wasn’t able to pass him, paying a lot his first race at Laguna Seca. 4th place for Emiliano Videla with 528 points, and 5th James Leeder, with just 486. Not the best championship for him.
HONDA S800 RSC – Daytona Road Course (US)
Oh my godness! This is amazing!! (r.i.p. Murray Walker)
On the last race of this amazing championship, we had one of the closest finishes ever made here. Three drivers in 0.103 seconds, in a three wide finish. Wow. Of course, the winner of the race is the one who has won the championship.
David Iglesias managed to get in front of Eduardo Cavalcanti and Robert Duplantier, after an amazing battle. Anyway, the championship wasn’t changed a lot, even if Alex Nelson didn’t race. David Iglesias won his 4th championship with 598 points. 2nd Robert Duplantier at 567, in front of Michal Janak, 25 points behind. Out of the podium Jari Penttinen, who put behind him Scott Pritchard, the winner of the Watkins Glen’s race.
MASERATI & PORSCHE GT4 – Nürburgring Nordschleife (DE)
Alex Nelson is the winner of the GT4 championship! An excellent performance for the american, who won the race in front of his rival Riley Gallardo, about 4.5 seconds behind. 3rd place for Nick Barknecht
They ended with a gap of just 5 points, despite Alex had a podium less than riley.
3rd an excellent Javier Brandao, pretty constant in every race. 4th Emiliano Videla, who had a difficult race in the Green Hell. 5th his teammate, Vicente Da Silva.
FERRARI 288 GTO – Vallelunga Classic (IT)
Another dramatic last race at Vallelunga! Giuseppe Iaria secured his 11th championship with a formidable win, 10 seconds in front of Robert Duplantier and Matteo Venuti, with a great battle to decide the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the standings. After some stationary laps, the trio started to fight hard, with two overtakes from Duplantier on Venuti, losing a bit of time on Michal Janak, who at the moment was 2nd. But, some laps later, Janak spun on the corner “Semaforo”, losing all his hopes to finish on the podium. Maybe, since Venuti made a mistake too in the hairpin, not lusing much time. Giuseppe Iaria, with 593 points, had a big margin on the others, 32 points on Robert Duplantier. 3rd Matteo Venuti, 556 points for him. Just six points behind Janak, who ended 6th (could have been 7th, but Andrzej Gruszka run out of fuel on the last corner, ending 7th)
MCLAREN 650S GT3 – Road Atlanta (US)
David Iglesias is the champion of the AussieStig McLaren 650S GT3 championship! An easy win for him, who destroyed Matteo Venuti (how familiar), but he had to struggle a lot, after a bad start. 3rd Mark Puc, who made a nice battle with the Italian. The championship win for David Iglesias was just the cherry on the cake for an almost perfect championship (605 points). 2nd Matteo Venuti, who ended with 583 points. 3rd Michael Post (8th in the race), at 101 points from the 2nd place. 4th place for Michael Martin, 13 points in front of Mark Puc, despite his two podiums, his total points suffers from two bad races at Zandvoort and Mosport
PORSCHE BATTLE – Red Bull Ring (AT)
Dramatic finish of this championship! David Broomhead won the championship, thanks to two incidents points given to James Leeder!
Talking about the race, Luke Bouwmeester won the race with the new Porsche, and beind a close battle between the two championship contenders. James Leeder ended in front of Broomhead, but they made two contacts, and they were given only to James! 2 points separated them at the end. 3rd final place for Don Debienne, in a really solid championship for him. 4th Rick Longano, 5 points in front of Sean Seebran.
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MINI COOPER JCW CHALLENGE – Jerez GP (ES)
Anthony Dawson wins the Mini Cooper JCW Championship! Eduardo Cavalcanti won the race, becoming the 6th different driver to win a race in this series! 2nd place for Nick Barknecht, in front of Ryan Asquith. The champion ended in 4th place. In the standings, he got 505 points, losing some chances to get his first podium on SRS. Behind him, James Tumilty, with 486 points. 3rd place for an excellent Nick Barknecht, despite he missed the first two races, he managed to get the right amount of points to finish on the final podium. 4th and 5th Tommaso Gatti and Stefano Macchi, ending at 371 points, just 1 behind Nick.
LOTUS 49 – Monza Classic Full (IT)
And after two crazy races here at Monza, Robert Duplantier is the champion of the Lotus 49 series! In the first race, Rico Haas managed to win the Saturday race, despite Collin Dunham and Matteo Venuti were overtaking each other before and after the banking, and despite some laps really close at over 300 km/h, the two drivers managed to end the race separated by just 0.036 seconds without any contact. Kudos!
The 2nd race saw the first seasonal win for Collin Dunham, who beated Robert Duplantier and Michal Janak, surviving some crashes on the first few minutes of the race.
Robert Duplantier wins his first championship ever, with 605 points. 2nd place for Rico Haas, 380 points. Then a close finish between Matteo Venuti and Michal Janak, separated by just two points. Matteo gained 14 points in the 4th and 5th week, amd a P3 was enough to finish in front of him. 5th place for Rob Russo with 522 points.
SEAT CUPRA TCR – Nürburgring GP GT (DE)
David Iglesias is the winner of the Seat Cupra Championship! Almost a perfect championship for him, with 20 wins, 5 P2 and 2 3rd places. Behind him, his teammate Simon Speth with 17 wins. Lowest step of the podium for Maurice Klerken, 13 wins. 10 wins for his teammate Martin Faber. 5th place for Gianluca Roncaglia, the first one without 612 points.
TOYOTA GT86 – Magione (IT)
Wilfird Paduano wins the Toyota GT86 championship! Despite a single race in the slow and twisty Magione, he managed to win easily the championship, with 19 wins. 2nd Victor Garcia de Vega with 10 wins. Behind, Roman Bisanz with 6 wins out of 10 races, really good. 4th Nuno Ferraz, in front of Michal Janak who managed to win on Sunday morning.
FORMULA ARGENTINA – Imola (IT)
Filippo Di Maggio wins the Formula Argentina championship! The only driver who managed to get the maximum amount of points, with 18 wins, 4 P2 and 1 P3. Same points for the 2nd and 3rd place, occupied by Andrea Giusto (9 wins) and Erik Zdovc (4 wins). 4th Ryan Thomas, 596 points with 9 wins. 4th place for Paul Smyth, 3 wins for him. 5th Walter Toro
CHEVROLET C7R EURO – Mugello (IT)
And the 1-hour European C7R championship goes to Hugo Hekkenberg! Perfect championship for him, with 9 wins, 8 2nd places and 2 3rd out of 20 races. 2nd Martin Kraaijenbrink, 6 wins for him but without a clean one at the Nordschleife. 3rd place for John Gibson, who ended just two points in front of Andrzej Gruszka. 5 wins for the Polish, who might regret his Nordschleife’s week. 5th Martijn van Bommel, with one win.
5 different winners this week: Hugo Hekkenberg (2, 3 considering the invalid Wednesday race) – Andrzej Gruszka (1) – Martin Kraaijenbrink (1) – Walter Toro (1) – Saverio Petrangelo (1)
CHEVROLET C7R ASIA – Spa-Francorchamps (BE)
Victor Solanes wins his 1st ever championship! A sensational championship for him, winning 12 races and getting 608 points. 2nd place for John Gibson, with 4 wins. 3rd Timofey Bykov, 574 points and a win. 8 points behind Mika Hakala. 5th place for Victor Posada, who got his first win in the championship this week.
After some issues that led to miss the Monday and Tuesday races, in this week this series had 4 different winners: Victor Solanes (2) – Victor Posada (1) – Timofey Bykov (1) – Antonio David (1)
CHEVROLET C7R AMERICA – Road Atlanta (US)
Austin Ogonoski wins the American C7R Championship! With a good performance on Friday’s race, the Canadian managed to get his 4th win of the championship. 2nd place for Emiliano Videla, in front of Riley Gallardo. Emiliano couldn’t overtake Riley in the standings, keeping the 3rd place just one point behind Riley. In the 2nd race, Marc LoGiudice won, overtaking Saagar Bakshi on the penultimate lap of the race, after a good fight with him. 3rd Ricardo Rios, three laps down.
In the championship, 4th place for Marc LoGiudice in front of Saagar Bakshi, despite an absence at the Nordschleife.
TOP FIVE (Weekly championship)