SRS Season 2021.4 Week 2 Recap
The 2nd week of this new season is over, so here it is the weekly recap!
PORSCHE 718 RS 60 SPYDER – Putnam Park (US)
In a race haunted by some crazy penalties on this track, Michal Janak came out as the winner of the 2nd round of the Roundel Racing Porsche 718 Championship! A really difficult race for him, who had to defende from Jari Penttinen and Ted Hough, whose were under a second from the winner. 4th place for Rob Russo, ahead of Riley Gallardo, who got a ridicolous penalty, the same as Jason Jones. This is a really big turnaround for the championship, with Janak now 1st in the standings with 200 points, 14 ahead of Jason Jones. 3rd place for Jari Penttinen, with 182 points, 3 more than Riley Gallardo. 5th there’s Ted Hough, with a 5 points gap from Riley. The next round will be at the New Jersey Motorsport Park!
SEAT CUPRA LEON COMPETICION – Sachsenring (DE)
Problems in the US Server led to miss the 2nd race of the Cupra race. So Luke Bouwmeester is leading the championship with 102 points, 4 more than James Leeder. 3rd place and 88 points for Vicente Da Silva, 2 more than both Nick Barknecht and Ramiro Dominguez. The next round will be done at Morsport!
HONDA CIVIC TYPE R EP3 – Paul Ricard WTCC (FR)
Tim Jones wins the Paul Ricard race! An excellent performance for the British, who won in front of its compatriots Stuart Gomm, 2 incidents, and Michael Martin. Just out of the podium, Eduardo Cavalcanti and David Iglesias, who were doing a nice battle on the last few minutes of the race. The championship is still led by Martin, who has a 13 points gap on Cavalcanti. 8 points behind him, Iglesias who right now has an incident average of 1.5. 4th place for Stuart Gomm, 8 points ahead of Nicholas Hall. Next week the Hondas will race at Most!
MCLAREN F1 GTR – Watkins Glen (US)
Same problem of the Cupra race, luckily the servers were fixed later for the following championships. So, Antonio Massad leads the championship with 99 points, 4 more of Javier Brandao. 3rd with 82 points Paul Holmes in a close group with Vicente Da Silva and Daniel de Mena in less than two points. For the next week, the race will be held at the Nurburgring GP GT!
LADA 2101 SCC – Kemora (FI)
David Broomhead is the winner of the race at Kemora! Lots of pressure from Jason Jones, in a track where overtakes were harder than the usual. The gap between them was just 0.3 seconds. 3rd place for Niklas Rauch, who made a contact with Jason in the opening stages of the race. 4th place for Michal Janak, back in the front pack after a messy first race at the classic Silverstone. 5th Antonio Massad. The championship is still dominated by the Canadians, with David Broomhead who took the lead after Jason’s P2 with an incident. 3rd place for Martin Smith, 6th in the race, 14 points ahead of Rico Haas, who has 3 more than Rob Russo. Next week the Lada will go to another Finnish track, Ahvenisto!
FERRARI 458 GT2 – Daytona Road Course (US)
David Iglesias wins a crazy Daytona race! 0.150 was the gap between him and Hugo Hekkenberg, with an overtake in the last lap. 3rd place for Eric Ehinger, who started in 9th place, and took the podium from Martin Kraajenbrink. 5th place for last week’s winner, Erik Axelsson. The championship is still led by Axelsson, who has 7 points more than David Iglesias. 3rd place for Hekkenberg, after a bad 1st race with only 69 points. Ehinger is 4th, 5 points ahead of Ilmari Ylitalo. Next week’s race will be at Laguna Seca!
LOTUS EXOS 125 S1 – Silverstone GP (UK)
Riley Gallardo wins the Silverstone race! A classic optimal race for him, ended with an 8 seconds gap on Luke Bouwmeester. Right now, they seems the only drivers who can properly fight for the win, especially after watching the gap between Luke and John Krahne, almost 40 seconds. P3 for him, who ended 15 seconds ahead of Rick Longano. 5th place for Wesley Chan. The championship seems to offer a good fight between Riley and Luke, 6 points between them. Then 3rd again John Krahne, but with 15 points of difference. The fight for the 4th place between Sean Seebran and Rick Longano is open, just 1 point is separating them. Next week the Lotus Exos will go to the VIR!
FERRARI SF70-H – Barcellona GP (ES)
In the three Barcellona races, Mostafa Moradi and Filippo Di Maggio showed their dominance with the awesome looking 2017 Ferrari SF70-H! In the Friday race, Di Maggio won with a 24 seconds gap on Angelo Paratore and Ricardo Landeros, ahead of Marco Monitto who was involved in the usual T1 mayhem. The 2nd race, well, was just some demonstration of superiority by Mostafa Moradi, who in 20 minutes won with a stunning 53 seconds gap on, once again, Paratore and Max Spied. Moradi won with “just” 33 seconds, despite a crash with a backmarker in the last few minutes, on Jorge Caro Almohalla, and 1 minute on Tomasz I Novak. The championship is just a matter of fact between Moradi and Di Maggio, tied with 3 and 2 wins at 201 points. 3rd place for Almohalla, who has 11 points more than Max Spied. 5th place for Troy Beachem, 18 points behind P4. Next week the three races will be done at Montreal!
PEUGEOT 106 RALLYE S2 – Ahvenisto (FI)
A tricky combo this week, culminated with 4 wins of Luigi Rinaldi, the leader of the championship, with 8 wins and a P2! 2nd place for Matheus Nolli, who currently has won every single race he done, with 7 wins! 3rd Mikolaj Kolasinski, with 3 wins, 3 P2s and 3 P3s. 4th Simon Speth, the last one with at least a 102 in the first two weeks, with 3 total wins. 5th Michal Janak, another one with 3 wins, but a maximum of 99 in the first week at Magione. Next week the races will be done in the tiny Vallelunga Club!
PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP – Paul Ricard Blancpain (FR)
Justin Barouky is the leader of the Porsche daily championship! With 7 wins and 2 P2, he is stable in the first place, with two more wins than Nick Barknecht. 3rd place for Jason Jones, 3 wins, 2 P2 and 1 P3, who is ahead of Eduardo Cavalcanti just for one P2. 5th place for David Iglesias, 3 wins, 1 P2 and 1 P3. Next week the races will be done at Mugello!
DALLARA F317 – Okayama GP (JP)
In Japan, Jaap Wagenvoort shown his domination, with 9 total wins and a P2 out of his 10 attempts. Same number as Luke Sutherland, just without another podium placement. 8 win for both Balint Szoboszlai and Eduardo Sa, 3rd and 4th in the standings. 5th place for Eduardo Batalla. Next week the F3 cars will race at Spa-Francorchamps!
GT3 EURO – Spa-Francorchamps (BE)
In the famous Belgian track, plenty of good and great races were done in the GT3 european championship! After this long week, Dmitry Osovsky is the leader, with 3 wins and a P2, ahead of Hugo Hekkenberg thanks to the absence of P2 of the Dutch. 3rd place for Martin Kraajenbrink, who got his first win in the championship, like Omer Kinay. 5th Sergei Daniluk, tied with Matteo Venuti, with just a P2 instead of a P3, got by the Italian. Next week, good luck, since it will be used the loved and hated Green Hell, the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
GT3 ASIA – Buriram (TH)
At the Buriram Victor Solanes was in great form, winning two races and taking his 4th win in the series. Another win for Enzo Bourbon bring him in P2, ahead of John Gibson, who got his first championship win this week. 4th Eduard Sundukov, just a podium this week, ahead of Juan Seijas in P5. Next week, Most will be the place for the Asian GT3 championship!
GT3 AMERICA – Summit Point (US)
Surprise surprise? Ethan Dean is the winner of both the races of the American GT3 championship! 2 wins at Summit Point that increase his lead in the championship to 8 points on Estefano Barrera Rodriguez, who always finished 2nd. 3rd place for Emiliano Videla, 2 points ahead of John Krahne, who got his first championship podium here at Summit Point. 5th place for Pasha Paterson. Next week the two races will be held at Watkins Glen!
TOP 5 WEEKLY CHAMPIONSHIPS
(Porsche 718, Cupra Leon, Honda Civic, McLaren F1, Lada 2101, Ferrari 458 GT2, Lotus Exos, Ferrari SF70H and GT3 America)