SRS Season 2021.3 Week 4 Recap
Here we are for the 4th week of the season!
TOYOTA AE86 TUNED – Mas Du Clos (FR)
Robert Duplantier wins at Mas Du Clos! First win of the championship for the Frenchman, despite being a little bit slower than Jason Jones in the last stages of the race. 3rd place for Jari Penttinen, in front of Michal Janak who couldn’t keep the pace of the first three. 5th Ted Hough, since he wasn’t fast enough to fight for the podium, he decided to do some off-roading, almost flipping on the exit of the last corner. Robert, thanks to this race, now leads the championship with 381 points, 2 more than Jason Jones. 3rd Ted Hough, who has a short gap on Michal Janak of just 5 points, and on Jari Penttinen of 7.
HONDA PRELUDE MR.X – Zandvoort (NL)
Luke Bouwmeester wins the 4th race of the Honda Prelude championship! Great win for him, managing to end in front of the all-conquering (until this week) David Broomhead, who ended for the first time out of the 1st place. 3rd Matheus Nolli. 24 points is now the gap between Broomhead and Nolli, with two races to go it seems to be a reasonable gap. 3rd James Leeder (4th in the race) 25 points behind P2. 4th Etefano Barrera Rodriguez (6th) ahead of Rob Russo (7th), 40 points behind the Colombian.
MAZDA MX5 CUP – Okayama GP (JP)
Eduardo Cavalcanti wins at Okayama! An excellent race for him, who won in front of David Iglesias and a suffering Matteo Venuti, who seems to suffer a bit the absence of the clutch. Eduardo went away from the first meters, while David and Matteo, the inseparable couple of drivers, fought some laps, with an overtake in the middle stages of the race. The championship looks still good for Venuti, who leads with 390 points, 12 more than Eduardo. 3rd place for Mr. Consistency Michal Janak, who still has to finish on the podium. 4th Stuart Gomm, 6 points ahead of Robert Biggs.
LOTUS EXIGE 240R S3 – Montreal (CA)
And it’s once again Matheus Nolli the driver on the top step of the podium in the Lotus Exige Championship! A close race, less than one second on Andreas Specht, with an overtake on the 2nd lap on the poleman Javier Brandao, who ended in 3rd place. In the end, he got the 2nd highest amount of points, since Andreas got two incidents. After this race, Nolli gains the lead on Javier by a single point. Just 3rd Nick Barknecht, after a P6 with 4 incidents, with 47 points of difference from the P2. 4th Marc LoGiudice (8th in the race), ahead of Ernesto Bethancourt (9th)
BMW Z4 DRIFT – Vallelunga Classic (IT)
Jason Jones wins for the 3rd time in the BMW Z4 Drift! A great win in front of Matteo Venuti, who tried to catch him in the last few laps, taking advantage of some backmarkers in their way. 3rd place for Robert Duplantier, after a close battle at the start with Michal Janak. A race that made the gaps bigger in the championship, with Jones 1st at 395 points, 11 more than Venuti. 3rd Duplantier, 13 points less than the winner of the Donington’s race. Janak is 4th, with “only” 9 points behind Robert. 5th Simon Speth, who had a bad race at Vallelunga, at 354 points.
PORSCHE CAYMAN GT4 – Nürburgring Nordschleife Endurance Cup (DE)
It’s Nordschleife’s time! In the Green Hell, Giuseppe Iaria was too fast for the other drivers, with his best lap that’s about 4 seconds faster than the 2nd fastest! 22 seconds was the gap between him and Hugo Hekkenberg. 3rd place for Simon Speth, who took advantage of the retirement of Ryan Thomas (who was 3rd in the first few laps). Talking about incidents, the 1st split was pretty clean, without any major accident. But, the 2nd split was way worse, with 3 1-week bans, for drivers who had more than 20 incs). Like in the race, Giuseppe Iaria now has a pretty big gap on Eduardo Cavalcanti, 2nd (36 points). Nick Barknecht is close, just three points behind Eduardo. 4th Martijn van Bommel ahead of Oscar Viana, who had a really bad result.
GINETTA GT4 – Hockenheim GP (DE)
David Broomhead wins again! 4th time in a row on the podium in the Ginetta for him, with a perfect race, leading every single lap. Every other driver couldn’t match up his pace, with Marc LoGiudice 2nd with an absurd ~40 seconds gap. 3rd James Leeder, almost a minute off the winner. The championship seems to be pretty safe on David’s hand (i don’t want to bring bad luck :P), thanks to his 53 points of difference on Jay Gabriel. 4 points behind him there’s Rick Longano, just 9th in the race. 4th Don Debienne, ahead of James Leeder, who missed the race at Mosport.
CATERHAM 420R – Road America (US)
Nick Barknecht wins the Road America race! A really good race this time for the German, who won in front of his championship rival Michal Janak. He managed to lose as less points as possible, also because an incident might be fundamental at the last race of the season. 3rd place for Robin Mitchell, first ever podium for him. Michal Janak is obviously leading the championship, 16 points ahead of the winner Barknecht. 3rd Rob Russo (8th in the race), who has 9 more points than Michael Martin. 5th Robin Mitchell, who missed the Kyalami round.
FERRARI F310B vs WILLIAMS FW19 – Barcellona GP (ES)
The two weekend F1 races brought us some good races, with solid wins and lots of crashes.
The Saturday race saw Marco winning with an excellent performance, with almost 30 seconds on Eduardo Sa, who had to recover after some difficult first minutes of the race. 3rd place for Angelo Paratore. The 2nd race has been a bit more dirty, with some crashes at the start. Marcus Kvarnstrom managed to win the race easily on Mikko Eerola, 2nd at 24 seconds. 3rd place for David Gil. The championship had also an important absence, since Filippo di Maggio missed the two races. Thanks to this, Marco Monitto is now 1st with 28 points on Eduardo Sa. 3rd place for Lucas Biberacher, 26 points behind the 2nd. 4th Angelo Paratore, with his 1st seasonal podium, and 5th Filippo di Maggio, with 299 points.
BTCC 1999 – Zandvoort (NL)
Omer Kinay still leads the BTCC championship! 15 total wins as of today for him, 5 more than his closest rival Michael Martin. 3rd place for David Broomhead, who has the same amounts of P1 (7), but with a 2nd place. 5th Roman Bisanz, who couldn’t get a 102 this week, with 4 wins in this 2/3 of the season. David Broomhead got the fastest lap of the week in qualify, meanwhile Bouwmeester did it in the race. Despite this, the total fastest race time of the week is once again took by Matteo Venuti.
BMW M235i – Grobnik (HR)
Nick Barknecht confirms the lead in the BMW Daily championship! 4 wins this week for him, that brings his total to a stunning 17 wins. 2nd an unlucky Martin Faber, with a messy 1st race and a 0 due to a server issue. Then there’s Simon Speth, with 10 wins. 4th place for Matteo Venuti, who despite his only 8 races, he won 5 times. 5th place for Ilmari Ylitalo, who got his second win in the series this week. Nick Barknecht set the fastest total race time, but he doesn’t have the fastest lap of the week, who has been taken by Rico Haas.
RSS FORMULA 3 V6 – Barcellona GP (ES)
While people wish to become an airplane pilot, taking off even before the start finish straight at the start, in the front some drivers are trying to win loads of races. Erik Sundstrom is still the leader, with 19 wins out of his 21 races. Behind, no one is able to catch him in the standings trying to remain in the 5 races cap. the closest is Ryan Thomas, 9 wins, just ahead of Balint Szoboszlai with 8 wins The 4th place is assigned to Dongwoo Kang who has 5 victories, ahead of Wouter Peters, that didn’t win a race in the last two weeks. An honourable mention to Riley Gallardo, a bit behind in the standings due to he missed the first week at the Mugello. He won 30 races out of his impressive 40. Just to say, he won 12 races last week! In fact he has been the fastest driver of the week.
DTM 90s EURO – Laguna Seca (US)
Hugo Hekkenberg leads again the DTM European championship! A clean win in Laguna Seca is enough to stick on the top of the leaderboard for another week. 2nd place for Andrzej Gruszka, with two total wins. 3rd place for Eduardo Cavalcanti, winning his first race with the DTM cars this season! 4th place for Luigi Rinaldi, who has probably lost any chance to win the championship last week at the Nurburgring. 5th place for Martijn Kraajenbrink.
DTM 90s ASIA – Bridgehampton (US)
Rico Haas still leads the DTM Asian championship! His win last week helps a lot into the way for his 1st championship. Behind him there’s John Gibson, who has also won a race, like the driver in 3rd place, Danny Mueller. 4th place for Juan Basterrechea. 5th the SRS most loved driver, Gerbrandt van der Merwe (if you wants to know why, click here).
DTM 90s AMERICA – Road America (US)
Only the Friday race was valid this time, and in it Marc LoGiudice managed to win his first race of the championship, 40+ seconds ahead of Matheus Freitas and Andreas Specht. The championship seems to be a graveyard, with Mario Lo 1st, ahead of 81 points on Marc Lo Giudice. 3rd Alan Hanglin. 4th and 5th Glebs Keiviss and David Delgado, with 99 and 98 points.
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)