SRS Season 2021.3 Week 3 Recap
Here’s the 4th week recap!
As in the past few weeks, lots of photos aren’t available since the live streaming doesn’t stream some races.
TOYOTA AE86 TUNED – Pau (FR)
Ted Hough wins at Pau! First win in the championship for him, despite two contacts on the close walls of the French track. 2nd place for Robert Duplantier 2.6 seconds behind the winner. 3rd place for a good Jari Penttinen, 1 incident for him, the same as Robert). The winner of the first two races, Jason Jones, ended 4th with 5 incidents, due to some contacts all over the race. 5th Michal Janak, who was blessed and avoided every contact.
Jason Jones still leads the championship, but with just two points on Robert Duplantier (281 and 279 points). 3rd Ted Hough, 16 points behind the 2nd place. 4th Michal Janak, who had his “best” race so far ith the AE86. 5th Jari Penttinen, who is recovering after a bad 1st race at Charade. Next week the race will be done at the Circuit of Mas Du Clos!
HONDA PRELUDE MR.X – Bikernieki Speed (LV)
David Broomhead gets the 3rd win in the Honda Prelude championship! A great race for him, who overtook Matheus Nolli on the 6th lap. Less than two seconds were separating them at the end of the race. 3rd place for James Leeder. Then Luke Bouwmeester, just 4th since he started last in 13th place. 5th Marc LoGiudice. David Broomhead right now has the maximum amount of points possible (306), which give him a safe gap of 19 points in Matheus Nolli. 3rd James Leeder, with 7 more points than Estefano Barrera Rodriguez. 5th Marc LoGiudice. The next race will be held at Zandvoort!
MAZDA MX5 CUP – Kyalami (ZA)
Matteo Venuti wins at Kyalami! A really good race for him, where he beated his new championship rival, Eduardo Cavalcanti by 2.9 seconds. After a tight start, where Venuti had to fight against Scott Pritchard (2nd podium on SRS for him) in the first 2 laps. 4th Andrzej Gruszka ahead of Stuart Gomm. After the Kyalami race Venuti takes the lead of the championship with 19 points more than Eduardo Cavalcanti. This is the first time that the Italian has such a gap on the 2nd place, thanks alto to David Iglesias who missed the race. 3rd Michal Janak, 10 points behind Eduardo. 4th Gruszka, who can still get the podium. Then a close battle between the 5th and 8th place, all of them in just 7 points (Robert Biggs, Philip Clegg, Stuart Gomm and Lucas Biberacher). The next race will be done at Okayama GP
LOTUS EXIGE 240R S3 – Panama (PA)
Matheus Nolli gets the victory at Panama! Another close win, with Javier Brandao in 2nd place. He could have got the win, but Matheus overtook him in the second half of the race. 3rd Wesley Chan, who gets his first seasonal podium. 4th Nick Barknecht, who got his daily dose of incidents (2 this time). 5th Ramiro Dominguez. The championship fight is close too, with Javier Brandao and Matheus Nolli separated by just 2 points. 3rd Nick Barknecht. 4th place for Marc LoGiudice (7th in the race), 3 points ahead of Ernesto Bethancourth (6th). Next week the Lotus will be at Montreal for the 4th race of the season!
BMW Z4 DRIFT – Tsukuba (JP)
A strange race at the Japanese track, where Jason Jones got his 2nd win of the championship! 2nd place for Simon Speth, less than one second in front of the last week’s winner, Matteo Venuti. They were involved in some contacts with backmarkers and early-starters. At least this week there wasn’t any driver in the middle of the road. The championship see Jason back on top, 7 points ahead of Matteo Venuti. 3rd place for Robert Duplantier, who managed to get in front of a close fight between him, Speth (3 points behind) and Michal Janak (6 behind). The next race will be on the classic layout of Vallelunga!
PORSCHE CAYMAN GT4 – Silverstone GP (UK)
And it’s an amazing start for M… oh wait. The 3rd round of the Porsche GT4 championship had a funny start, with someone starting basically one lap earlier than everybody. Anyway, David Iglesias returns to win, after he missed the Laguna Seca race! 2nd Giuseppe Iaria, who managed to get really important points for the championship. 3rd place for Nick Barknecht (NO INCS FOR HIM!!!!), some tenths in front of Eduardo Cavalcanti. After this race Iaria increases his gap to 7 points on Eduardo Cavalcanti. Just one point behind there’s Nick Barknecht. 4th Oscar Viana (6th in the race), 4 distances from the German. 5th Martijn van Bommel, at 255 points. Next week we will have a possible upheaval of the standings, since the 4th round is done at the Green Hell, the dangerous Nordschleife.
GINETTA GT4 – Mosport (CA)
David Broomhead wins the Mosport race! A race dominated by the current championship leader, who ended almost twenty seconds ahead of Nick Barknecht. The 3rd place has been contested between Rick Longano and Pasha Paterson, with a gap separating the two drivers of just 0.275 seconds. 17 points is the gap from Broomhead to Barknecht. Thanks to his last race, Longano currently has 7 points more than Jay Gabriel. 5th Luke Bouwmeester, who had some problems with his computer/wheel in the last few days. Who will win next week at the “modern” Hockenheim?
CATERHAM 420R – Mosport (CA)
And once again Michal Janak wins with the Caterham! An excellent race for the Czech, who won 7.6 seconds in front of Nick Barknecht (1 inc). 3rd Rob Russo, 1st podium in the wqeekly series for him this season! This race has been really important for Michal, who leads the championship by 20 points on Barknecht. 3rd Rob Russo, 33 points behind the incident magnet. 4th Michael Martin (disconnected during the race). Then 5th the championship-owner Simon Watton, 39 points behind Michael. The next race will be held at Road America, where I expect laps over the 3 minutes.
FERRARI F310B vs WILLIAMS FW19 – Hockenheim GP (DE)
The German double-header is over, and once again it’s a fact between Marco Monitto, Filippo Di Maggio and Eduardo Sa. The Saturday race was won by Di Maggio (1 inc), in front of Monitto, after a recovery from both drivers due to some crashes on the 1st lap. 3rd Lucas Biberacher. Then the 2nd race saw the opposite, with Monitto 1st with a clean race, in front of Di Maggio and Sa. The Brazilian was leading the race, until he made a mistake on the exit of the Sachs-kurve. On the last lap he was overtaken by Di Maggio on the last corners of the race. The next races will be done at the GP layout of Barcellona!
BTCC 1999 – Sentul (ID)
Omer Kinay still leads the championship! This week, was HIS week, with 5 wins out of 5 races. 2nd Michael Martin, not his luckiest week, with “just” a win on his 5 races, 7 wins in total. 3rd Luke Bouwmeester, always at 306 points, with 6 wins. 4th his blind teammate (watch his livery, maybe you get it) David Broomhead, 2 weekly wins out of his total of 5. Then a surprise, Dario Bucalo. He came from a land down under, where drivers crash and the admin brings the hammer (aka midfield). Two wins for him, that bring his total to 4 wins.
The fastest laps of the week were set by Omer (Q) and Bouwmeester (R), who had also the fastest race time. Next week the BTCC cars will race at Zandvoort!
BMW M235i – Calabogie (CA)
Nick Barknecht remains in the lead of the BMW championship! A total of 13 wins for him (5 this week, with some incidents too). 2nd place for Martin Faber, 10 wins and 3 2nd places, a bit behind from Nick. 3rd Simon Speth, 9 wins (3 this week). They all have 15 races, and then there’s Matteo Venuti, 4th, with 6 races and 4 wins. 5th Matheus Nolli, 3 wins but not with a 102 every week, since at Most he “only” managed to get a P2 as a best result. The fastest laps were set by David Iglesias and Simon Speth, the fastest race time by Nick Barknecht. Next week the races will be made at Grobnik!
RSS FORMULA 3 V6 – Watkins Glen (US)
It was a stunning week for Erik Sundstrom! 5 clean wins (a total of 14), and thanks to them he managed to get into the 900-rating club. Unrealistic numbers. 2nd Ryan Thomas, with 6 wins and a P2. 3rd Balint Szoboszlai, 5 wins of which 3 this week. 4th Dongwoo Kang, 4 wins for him. Then 5th place for Nick Barknecht, who didn’t managed to get a clean win. The fastest laps and the fastest race time were both made by Riley Gallardo, shame that he missed the 1st week. Next week is Barcellona GP, good luck doing the chicane!
DTM 90s EURO – Nürburgring GP GT (DE)
Hugo Hekkenberg takes the lead in the DTM Euro championship! Despite a 98 points week, he has a 4 points gap on Andrzej Gruszka, who also didn’t get a win. 3rd Eduardo Cavalcanti with 294 points. 4th there’s Luigi Rinaldi, who dominated this week. The only problem is that he made 7 races, winning 6 of them. His 6th race was a 0, and this maybe has ruined him the chances to win the championship. 5th Martin Kraajenbrink. Then 6th Dimitri Syrkin, the one who won the race where Luigi was absent. Next week the races will be made at Laguna Seca.
DTM 90s ASIA – Spa-Francorchamps (BE)
Rico Haas leads the Asian DTM championship! A win this week for him, with a total of 6. 2nd John Gibson, who also got a win. 3rd Danny Mueller with his 1st seasonal win. Just off the podium there’s Josu Basterrechea, 1st ever win for him. 5th Marcus Gombio. Next week the Asian champ will go to Bridgehampton for the 4th week of the season!
DTM 90s AMERICA – Imola (IT)
Two valid races! Miracles happen at Imola. The Friday race was won by Glebs Keiviss, 24 seconds ahead of Arturs Skrebels. 3rd Mario Lo, the championship leader. The 2nd race was won by him, ahead of Marc LoGiudice and Alan Hanglin. In the hampionship Mario Lo has a 96 points gap on Glebs Keiviss. 3rd, 4th and 5th at the same amount of points there are David Delgado, Arturs Skrebels and Marc LoGiudice.
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)