3rd 4Fun Team Championship – Week 1 Report
Welcome back to another stunning season with the 4Fun Team Championship, along with a major change in the calculation rules! The points will be awarded only counting the final position in the race, not considering incident points – can we name it “Klerken Rule”? – so bang your head wherever you like it, it’s all for free! But we know you’re burning to read what happened in Magione and Imola (well, you have no reasons to complain after spending a week in Italy, if only you were able to avoid Andrea Piovanelli’s frozen pizzas) so let’s see the weekly results – but, first, a big hug and warm greetings to all the drivers who didn’t/couldn’t join this 3rd edition of the Team Championship (we can’t wait to see you back with us) and also a warm welcome to the new drivers jumping in – you won’t regret it, it’s easy and fun like Pac-Man but you don’t have to insert coins to play!
Peugeot 106 Rallye Series – Weekly Report
The Peugeot 106 championship starts with an astounding gatecrashing from the Team Havoline guys (110 pts.), hopping on the first step of the podium thanks to Michal Janak (104,83 pts. and a win), who practiced hard with the car model he built, and from – read it very slowly, please – the “King of Slow Cars” Matheus “Five O’Clock in the Morning” Nolli, who turns to a tyrant emperor winning all his four races, getting respectively first and second fastest laps in qualy and race, collecting 115,75 pts. and being of course the MVP “Minor Velocity Player” of the week. An amazing performance for the team, immediately showing his ambitions on getting the final win! Second place for the 4Fun Sim Racing guys (104 pts.), thanks to Matteo “Take a Bow” Venuti (111 pts. and a win) and Gianluca Roncaglia (97 pts.), who is evaluating to improve his ugly race start performances by starting directly from the pits. No races then for Dario “Mr. Manager” Bucalo, engaged in a week long meeting with Elon Musk on sending a rocket to Jupiter. Any volunteers out there for being part of the crew? The third step of the podium is for the good-manners-freaks guys of the GentDrivers team, led by the Special Guest Simon Speth (100,5 pts. and a win) and also getting a Jury Prize for the “Best All Cast Performance” thanks to Roman Bisanz (95,5 pts.), Tim Masson (93,25 pts. and back on the track after the Team Championship gargantuan party on his estate), Lars Mars (88,5 pts.) and Abdon Socias (83,2 pts. in five races). Congrats to all the podium steps holders!
On fourth place, and on a rampaging start, the serious contenders of the HR Racing team (89 pts.), looking for some tea and rain in the sunny Italy but also pushing hard on the track thanks to Nicholas Hall (96 pts. and two second places) and Andrew Roberts (82,7 pts). On fifth place, getting a step further on the evolution plan, the evoluted Evolution Racing guys (88 pts.), that after settling themselves on a new environment will be fighting for sure on becoming the dominant species, and got an overall very good performance from Pablo Villarroel (92,6 pts. and a second place for him) and Juan Medina (83,25 and a second and a third place after a slow start in his first two races). Welcome on board, homines gubernatores sapientissimi! On sixth place, after booking the rooms of a whole hotel in order to locate all his members, the potential football team of the Hot Wheels guys (85 pts.), showing an impressive turnover roster of nine racers (!) and for sure ready to challenge the opponents in the upcoming rounds. Marco Di Paolantonio is the striker of the team with 93,17 pts. and placements in the fastest laps rankings, Fabio Blascovich leads the midfield and gets 91,67 pts., Stefano Galeazzo covers the off-side area collecting 83,33 pts. while the goalkeeper Alessio Siri grabs 70 pts. thanks to a win in a Split 2 race in his only try. The Champions League is waiting, so it’s time for a new kick-off! Well, the teams are all grouped in close ranks, so be prepared for fireworks in the next rounds!
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Series – Weekly Report
As for the Porsche GT3 Cup series, well, new series and old habits, since once again the pack is leaded at start by the “Total Podium Collectors” – that means, the TradePriceCars team (98 pts.)! Four racers, two races each: minimum effort and maximum result, as one would expect from those creepy aliens! Hats off to David Iglesias (112 pts.), that with a win and a podium in both qualy and race fast laps is once again the MVP (“Mendez Valuable Player”) of the week. The team got also a win with Alex Leif (100 pts.) and the usual solid performances from Simon Speth (95 pts., although with no wins) and Sergio “Cat-erpillar” Mendez (84 pts.). Congrats also to the Full Send Racing guys (89 pts.), by now used on breathing the pure air of the mountain tops thanks to Jason “Road Runner” Jones (96 pts. and two wins), Colin “Chiliveries” Chilibeck (94 pts. and also a win) and Giuseppe “Showroom” D’Andrea (76 pts., but he will be back for more soon!). Third step on the podium for the elegance trend-setters of the GentDrivers team (86 pts.), leaded once again by Roman “Rock Solid” Bisanz (100 pts. and a win) and getting a remarkable performance from Tim Masson (90,67 pts. and also a win) plus the usual bunch of charming and classy races from Christopher Myles (85,20 pts. on five tries), Lars Mars (81 pts.) and Abdon Socias (73 pts.).
On fourth place, also confirming with a good overall result the astounding performance in the Peugeot series, the daring Team Havoline guys (83 pts.), getting 96,67 pts. and a win from Matheus Nolli and 90 pts. from Michal “Copy and Paste Any Over 90 pts. Result” Janak, while Eduardo “Ozzy” Odriozola (72,67 pts.) and Juan “All Mod Cons” Alberdi (72,00 pts.) are called to get deeper into the fight in the next weeks. Meanwhile, let’s welcome on fifth place the Finnish furies – lähitapiola! – of the Härsi Team, getting twin results from Ilmari “Not to Be Misspelled” Ylitalo and Mikko Eerola (85,20 pts. and five races) and waiting for more from Samuli Kakko (76,5 pts.). More astounding fights on track ahead! Also a new entry on sixth place with the overbusy guys of Evolution Racing (76 pts.), getting a good 86,67 pts. from Pablo Villarroel and greedily screaming for more with Juan Medina (66 pts.). Well, the evolution needs a revolution! Also on sixth place with 76 pts., time to meet again old friends, the pushers of PleasePushMe team, getting their best from Simone “Sim-Pin” Pinto (86 pts.), followed by a solid Stefano “Kasa” Casamonti (71,5 pts.) and Nicolò “Back(mark)” Bachetti (71 pts.). Nicolò, we promised a new racing star to the world, so please get back on top soon! Last, and in this case also least, the 4Fun Sim Racing guys (63 pts.), earning 76 pts. from Matteo “One Shot” Venuti with only one race – “one of the worst of the decade for me”, according to Matteo – but an amazing performance from Dario “GP” Bucalo, getting three wins and ranked laptimes both in qualy and in race before waking up and realizing it was only a dream. Well, things can only get better after a good sleep, right?
And that’s all for the week, folks! Let’s pack the gear to Finland (Ahvenisto) and France (Paul Ricard) for the second round, and stay tuned for the next week’s report!
Peugeot 106 Rallye Series – Weekly Standings
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MVP of the Week: Matheus Nolli (115,75 pts.)
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Series – Weekly Standings
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MVP of the Week: David Iglesias (112 pts.)