SRS Season 2021.3 Week 1 Recap
First week of a new and exciting season!
P.S: Some photos of the race are missing, this week SRS TV had some issues, sorry for that.
TOYOTA AE86 TUNED – Charade GP (FR)
The first race in the Toyota AE86 championship has been won by Jason Jones, who came back after some months away from SRS, in great style. 2nd place for Robert Duplantier, who got 3 incidents, in a race that saw lots of crashes in the middle of the pack. 3rd place for Ted Hough, not his best race. The standings, since is the first race, doesn’t differ so much from the race results, since it’s the first race of the season. Jason Jones 1st, 2nd place for Ted Hough, in front of Robert Duplantier, who has the same points of Simon Speth. The next race will be at Paul Ricard, who will win in the hallucinogen track?
HONDA PRELUDE MR.X – Red Bull Ring National (AT)
And the winning duo Broomhead-Bouwmeester is back! David Broomhead wins the first race of the season in the little Austrian circuit. A close finish for the 2nd place, with Luke Bouwmeester in front of Matheus Nolli by just 0.166 seconds, two incidents for both drivers. A close fight, for now, in the championship. Except for David, who is 1st with already 10 points on Luke, the gap between him and the 6th, Estefano Barrera Rodriguez, is just 6 points. Nurburgring Sprint GT will be the next track.
MAZDA MX5 CUP – Donington National (UK)
New season, new cars, new tracks, but the rivalries remains the same. David Iglesias vs Matteo Venuti. They had an amazing race on the Tumilty’s MX5 Cup race at Donington, with a similar race to the ones they did in the McLaren 650S GT3 championship. Iglesias who was trying to escape, but Venuti was able to match his pace. Some overtakes attempts near the end of the race, but nothing possible for the Italian. 3rd place for Antonio David, who started 7th. The first five drivers in the standings are: David Iglesias, Matteo Venuti, Antonio David, Michal Janak and Philip Clegg, without any incidents between them.
LOTUS EXIGE 240R S3 – Buenos Aires N°15 (AR)
Lukas Kessler wins the first race at Buenos Aires! Excellent performance by the Argentinian. A close finish in the lead, with Javier Brandao at 1.4 seconds from the leader. 3rd place for Matheus Nolli, who couldn’t pass Javier, ending 141 milliseconds behind P2. No contacts for them, but one for Nick Barknecht, who gave the 4th place in the standings to Vicente Da Silva. Next week those Lotus will race at the Hockenhemring.
BMW Z4 DRIFT – Portimao (PO)
A car that tends to lose the rear every single second, with a powerful turbo, and tyres that last less than the Pirelli P-Zero in the hands of Lewis Hamilton. And, if you add to this Portimao, a track full of elevation changes and challenging corners, you might expect the worse. But the race turned out to be pretty good. Jason Jones won easily the race, in front of Matteo Venuti. He had a nice fight against Robert Duplantier and Simon Speth in the first part of the race. Contacts for all of them. Simon unluckily spun on the last lap with just some corners to the end. He is 6th in the championship, behind Michal Janak and Lucas biberacher.
PORSCHE CAYMAN GT4 – Brands Hatch GP (UK)
David Iglesias wins the 1st race of the Porsche Cayman GT4 championship! A stunning win for the Spaniard, in a really competitive field. 2nd place for Giuseppe Iaria, some seconds in front of Nick Barknecht who, surprise surprise, got an incident! 4th place for Shon Marantz who overtook Eduardo Cavalcanti on the last lap of the race. The top 5 in the standings is the same as the race results, and the next week at Laguna Seca we will see who can fight for the top places!
GINETTA GT4 – Road Atlanta (US)
David Broomhead wins the opening round of the Ginetta GT4 series! Not a grand chelem (pole position, fastest lap and win being every lap on the lead), since in the end James Leeder took from him the fastest lap. An hard podium for Emiliano Videla, after an intense last lap against Nick Barknecht (Nick Crashnecht, he got an incident point once again).In the standings the situation is a bit different, with Barknecht 3rd, in front of Daniel de Mena (6th in the race). 5th Emiliano, 3 incs for him.
CATERHAM 420R – Thruxton (UK)
Simon Speth wins the opening round of the Caterham 420R championship! Another superbe race for him, ending almost 10 seconds in front of Michal Janak. 3rd place for Nick Barknecht. Behind him, Michael Martin who overtook Ryan Asquith in the last few laps. In the championship, the first 4 places doesn’t change, meanwhile Matheus nolli gets the 5th place. Next round at Kyalami!
FERRARI F310B vs WILLIAMS FW19 – Imola (IT)
Two messy races at Imola, and with crazy results too! The first day Filippo di Maggio won the opening round, after a crash who involved Marco Monitto and Ted Haggard (the leaders). Another 1-2 the following day for them, but this time with Marco Monitto in the 1st place. Then 3rd place for Eduardo Sa, after a close battle for the P2. The two Italians are tied for the 1st place, but with Filippo 1st, thanks to his two clean races. 3rd Anotnio David (3rd on Saturday), 4th Eduardo Sa and 5th Marcus Kvanstrom. Next week the drivers will head into the Nurburgring!
BTCC 1999 – Brands Hatch GP (UK)
Omer Kinay leads the BTCC Championship! 2nd place for an excellent Michael Martin, in front of Luke Bouwmeester. 4th Jason Jones with two wins, the same as Roman Bisanz. Next week the races will be done at the National layout of Silverstone!
BMW M235i – Nürburgring Sprint GT (DE)
5/5 for Nick Barknecht! Excellent week for the German, who takes the lead of the championship. 2nd place for Simon Speth, 3 wins. 3rd Matheus Nolli, in front of Martin Faber and Justin Barouky. Most will be the theater for the next week.
RSS FORMULA 3 V6 – Mugello (IT)
This week in one word. Crashes. As expected, by the way, since those open wheel cars are made for crashes. Erik Sundstrom leads the championship with another 5/5, 2nd Simon Speth (4 wins). 3rd Petri Pylkki, in front of Nick Barknecht and Nick Barknecht, 2 wins for the last two. Portimao will be the 2nd track of the championship, my popcorns are ready.
DTM 90s EURO – Spa-Francorchamps (BE)
A great way to start a classic DTM championship in Spa-Francorchamps! Great battles and overtakes, and like in Formula One (at least, until 2020), the Mercedes was really fast. In fact, ot has been used by plenty of drivers. Not for Luigi Rinaldi, who stuck to the Alfa Romeo. 3 wins for the Italian, the same as Hugo Hekkenberg. 3rd place for Dimitri Syrkin who won a race. 4th place for Andrzej Gruszka in front of Eduardo Cavalcanti. Next week the DTM cars will fight on the fast flowing track of Bridgehampton!
DTM 90s ASIA – Calabogie (CA)
Low participation in the Asian championship, with just 3 valid races through the week. 2 wins for Rico Haas (with a 2nd place) and one for Santiago Rosenzweig. 3rd place in the standings for John Gibson, with two podiums. 4th Alejandro Checa and 5th Matic Kadivec.
DTM 90s AMERICA – Laguna Seca (US)
If you think that the Asian championship had a really low participation, you must think again about it. The American one managed to get only one race with 6 drivers. Yes, 6 drivers.
Mario Lo won the race, in front of David Delgado and Nick Barknecht, with an incident. 4th Jacob Fraga. The 5th place is tied between the last two drivers in the championship (Cesar Pereyra and Gilberto Hernandez). The funny thing is that they got 0 points.