SRS Season 2021.3 Week 2 Recap
The second week is over, so it’s recap time!
TOYOTA AE86 TUNED – Paul Ricard Club (FR)
An eventful 2nd race at the Paul Ricard! Jason Jones won the race in his classic style: Pole potition, fastest lap and a win being 1st in every lap. 2nd place for Simon Speth, less than one second in front of Robert Duplantier. 4th Jari Penttinen, who overtook Nick Barknecht at the last lap, after a struggling end of the race (2nd to 5th in three laps): There has been some comebacks too, with Michal Janak, spun at the start, ended 9th and 11th Ted Hough, after starting last. 204 points for Jason Jones, who already has an important gap on Simon Speth (17 points). 3 points behind him Robert Duplantier. 4th Nick Barknecht (174 points) and Ted Hough 5th with 167 points.
HONDA PRELUDE MR.X – Nürburgring Sprint GT (DE)
David Broomhead wins once again! Another Grand Chelem for him, who ended 4 seconds in front of Matheus Nolli and Brandon Hawkin, a new driver that seems to be one of those fast guys out there. He finished just 0.148 seconds behind Nolli. Broomhead has 17 points of Nolli (it seems that 17 points is the official gap between 1st and 2nd after the second week). 3rd Andreas Specht (4th in the race), in front of James Leeder (7th) and Estefano Barrera Rodriguez (6th), both at 171 points
MAZDA MX5 CUP – Hockenheimring National (DE)
Eduardo Cavalcanti wins the 2nd race of the Mazda MX5 Championship! An excellent race for him, recovering from his bad race of last week, when he spun from the 3rd place. 2nd place for David Iglesias, who made two contacts with the wall at the end of the race, -6 points for the current leader. 3rd Matteo Venuti, he couldn’t keep the pace of the first two. 4th Stuart Gomm, really good race for him. In the championship, Iglesias keeps the lead for just one point on Venuti (194 and 193 points). Then, a close battle between Antonio David, 7th in the race, Michal Janak and Eduardo Cavalcanti. 3 points are separating the three drivers, but let’s see at Kyalami what can happen in the MX5!
LOTUS EXIGE 240R S3 – Hockenheimring GP (DE)
Javier Brandao gets the win at Hockenheim with the Lotus! A close race with the podium in less than one second. 2nd Matheus Nolli, overtoaking Nick Barknecht on the last lap, who lost the lead in the last few minutes. 4th Vicente da Silva in front of Marc LoGiudice. The championship standings are the same as the race results, with Javier Brandao in the lead with 200 points, followed by Nolli. 3rd Nick Barknecht, 184. Then Vicente Da Silva (179 points), 5th Marc Lo Giudice, 172.
BMW Z4 DRIFT – Donington National (UK)
Matteo Venuti wins the BMW Z4 Drift race at Donington! (or Egypt, there was a car/mobile chicane in the middle of a straight who was simulating the Evergreen ship). Superbe performance for the Italian, who ended 10 seconds in front of everyone else. 2nd Robert Duplantier, who made a nice battle against Simon Speth. Just 4th place for Jason Jones, who got an incident with a crazy backmarker. 5th Michal Janak.
This is a really rare event, like the passage of the Halle-Bopp Comet. Matteo Venuti is currently 1st in a championship. The gap between him and Jason Jones is of 6 points. 3rd Robert Duplantier, 2nd podium for him with the BMW. 4th place for Michal Janak, 2 points in front of Simon Speth.
PORSCHE CAYMAN GT4 – Laguna Seca (US)
Oscar Viana wins the Laguna seca race! A good race for him, who wo in front of Eduardo Cavalcanti and Nick Barknecht, in a close race where overtakes were difficult. Giuseppe Iaria was leading the race, but suddenly he fell down to P5, behind Martijn van Bommel. He overtook him again and, on the last lap, he lost again the position. the championship is really, really close, the first four drivers are separatwd by just 4 points! Giuseppe Iaria 1st wih 185 points, the same as Eduardo Cavalcanti. 3rd Oscar Viana, 184. 4th Barknecht, 181 and 5th Martijn van Bommel, a bit behind them.
GINETTA GT4 – Most (CZ)
After a bad race at Road Atlanta, Luke Bouwmeester is back on top at Most! A stunning win for him, who ended 9 seconds in front of David Broomhead. 3rd place for Nick Barknecht, just one second ahead of James Leeder, who run in 4th place almost all the race. David Broomhead is leading the championship with 197 points, 10 more than James Leeder. Then Nick Barknecht 3rd, 2 distances in front of the winner Bouwmeester. 5th John Krahne with 172 points.
CATERHAM 420R – Kyalami (ZA)
Michal Janak wins at Kyalami! Excellent win for him, being the only one with Michael Martin (7th, started on pole) to do a lap under two minutes. 2nd Nick Barknecht, two incidents for him. 3rd Jari Penttinen. The championship looks really good for the Czech, with 200 points after the win and the 2nd place of last week. 13 points behind there’s Nick Barknecht. 3rd Matheus Nolli, two six places so far. 4th and 5th there are Jari Penttinen and Michael Martin, both at 169 points.
FERRARI F310B vs WILLIAMS FW19 – Nürburgring GP (DE)
Two races full of incidents, as expected in the German track. Mostafa Moradi won the Saturday race, in front of Marco Monitto and Eduardo Sa. 4th the old leader Filippo Di Maggio. The second race was won by Monitto, despite a last lap, where he did a lap 9 seconds slower than his personal best (probably a penalty, or he wanted to end the carnage one lap earlier). 2nd Di Maggio, who did a bad lap too, 6 seconds off. 3rd place again for Eduardo Sa, despite an incident on the first lap. Monitto is now the leader, 4 points ahead of Di Maggio. 3rd Sa. At 14 points from the Brazilian, there’s Lucas Biberacher. 5th place for Angelo Paratore.
BTCC 1999 – Silverstone National (UK)
Omer Kinay keeps the lead in the BTCC championship with 7 total wins. 2nd Michael Martin with 6 wins, who won three races in the week. Then the duo Bouwmeester-Broomhead, with 5 and 3 wins. 5th Niklas Rauch with three wins. The fastest laps were set by Kinay (qualify) and Venuti (race).
BMW M235i – Most (CZ)
Nick Barknecht leads the BMW championship! A total of 8 wins brings him on the top of the standings, in front of Martin Faber (7 wins). 3rd Simon Speth with 6 wins, 3 on this week. Then 4th and 5th there are Victor Solanes and Matteo Venuti, 3 wins both, but with 2 3rd places for Victor. Garo Sarafian was the fastest this week, with a lap three tenths faster than the 2nd fastest.
RSS FORMULA 3 V6 – Portimao (PO)
As expected, also this week was a crashfest. Flying cars, punts and so on. Erik Sundstrom managed to win 4 races through the week, keeping the lead of the championship in front of Simon Speth, bringing his total to 5 wins, the same as Ryan Thomas. 4th Nick Barknecht, 4 wins. 5th Petri Pyllki with 3 wins. Despite this, they weren’t the faster on track, since Riley Gallardo, Luke Hyland Kristian Harildstad and others were some of the fast guys.
DTM 90s EURO – Bridgehampton (US)
Some great races at Bridgehampton, a track where even the slightest mistake can costs a lot of time. Hugo Hekkenberg is currently leading the championship with a total of 5 wins, like Luigi Rinaldi, who has two less P2s. Then the other winners of the week, Andrzej Gruszka with 2 wins and Demis Houtrelle, 1 win. 5th Eduardo Cavalcanti, two podiums but the maiden win here is still missing.
DTM 90s ASIA – Vallelunga (IT)
Rico Haas is currently the leader of the Asian championship! 3 wins this week for him, and a P2. 2nd John Gibson who got his first two championship wins here at Vallelunga. 3rd Danny Mueller. 4th place for Matic Kadivec, in front of Josu Basterrechea, a 2nd place this week. The other winners were Juan Medina and Dimitri Syrkin.
DTM 90s AMERICA – Riverside Long (US)
Literally the 2005 United States Grand Prix, but also the cars with Michelin tyres are missing. Mario Lo tried to race, but he was the only one. The standings remains the same as last week.
WEEKLY TOP 5
The top 5 of each weekly championship (AE86, Prelude, MX5, Exige, Z4, Cayman GT4, Ginetta, Caterham, F1 1997 and the DTM America)