SRS Season 2021.4 Week 3 Recap
The 3rd week of this new season is over, so here it is the weekly recap!
PORSCHE 718 RS 60 SPYDER – New Jersey (US)
Ted Hough wins a really clean race at New Jersey, with the first 8 drivers without any contacts! He won in front of Riley Gallardo, who started on pole, with a 4.6 seconds gap. 3rd place for Jari Penttinen, despite a start in P5. 4th there’s Jason Jones, ahead of last week winner Michal Janak. Thanks to those mixed results now the championship is really, really close. Janak still leads with 290 points. Then, an wonderful fight for the podium places with Jones, Penttinen, Gallardo and Hough just in two points. The championship fight right now is still really open, with all the top 5 with some chances to win the series. Next week the race will be done at Laguna Seca.
SEAT CUPRA LEON COMPETICION – Mosport (CA)
After two weeks, the Cupra is back and, as expected, Luke Bouwmeester won the Mosport race! Second place for Marc LoGiudice, who ended 2.5 seconds behind the winner. 3rd place for a surprising Pasha Paterson, overtaking Saagar Bakshi (5th) on the 3rd lap. He was overtaken also from Emiliano Videla, 4th. The championship, after Luke’s 2nd win, see someclose fights, with Bakshi 5 points behind LoGiudice, for the 2nd place. At 166 pointsRussell Sobie and then, 2 points behind, Rob Russo. Next week the race will be done at Most!
HONDA CIVIC TYPE R EP3 – Most (CZ)
Unexpected results this week at Most! Start Gomm took his 2nd SRS win in front of Tim Jones, after his pole. 3rd place for Michal Janak, who returns on the podium after a difficult race at Paul Ricard. Behind him, two others British drivers, with Nicholas Hall and Robert Edmed 4th and 5th. Despite a P9, after starting in last position, Michael Martin still leads the championship with 2 points more than Stuart Gomm. 3rd place for Eduardo Cavalcanti, who only got 81 points. Then in P4 there’s Nicholas Hall, ahead of the podium finisher Tim Jones. Next week the Honda Civic wll head into Silverstone, in the International Layout!
MCLAREN F1 GTR – Nurburgring GP GT (DE)
A low participated race here at the Nurburgring, with just 7 people in the race and no overtakes in the Top 5 for almost all the race. Antonio Massad wins the race with 14 seconds on Nick Barknecht. 3rd place for Javier Brandao. Thanks to this win, Massad increases his champpionship lead to 11 points on Brandao. 3rd place for Vicente Da Silva, who despite a P4 and a bad result at Road America, is ahead of Barknecht, who got 9 incidents two weeks ago. 5th and 6th place, both of them 5 points behind Nick, for Ramiro Dominguez and Russell Sobie. Next week’s race will be done a Mosport!
LADA 2101 SCC – Ahvenisto Classic (FI)
What a race! After a crazy qualifying session, with impossible laptimes due to a bug on the track, the race went on with some great actions, despite the tight and twisty Finnish track where overtakes are really hard. Jason Jones wins the race after an wonderful comeback from P5, with also some corners side by side with the 2nd driver, David Broomhead. Once again, another full Canadian podium, with Martin Smith 3rd. P4 for Michal Janak, who took advantage of a mistake done by Mikko Eerola in the last stages of the race. The championship looks interesting, with just 4 points seprating Jones from Broomhead. 3rd place, a bit alone, there’s Smith. 26 points behind him Rob Russo is trying to get more points as possible to keep Janak behind, but the gap is just two points. Next week, the racers will do the first ever SRS race at the classic Watkins Glen!
FERRARI 458 GT2 – Laguna Seca (US)
And it’s the second win in a row for David Iglesias! An excellent performance for the Spaniard, who managed to overtake Martijn van Bommel after some laps behind. 3rd place for Lucas Biberacher, who came up from P7 to take an excellent podium. 4th and 5th Mikko Eerola and the owner of the series, Mark Puc. After the absence of the previous leader Erik Axelsson, now Iglesias is leading with a crazy 39 points gap on Martijn van Bommel, who got his first podium in the championship. 4th there’s Mark Puc, who only got 4 points more than Lucas Biberacher. Next week’s race will be done at Road Atlanta!
LOTUS EXOS 125 S1 – VIR Full (US)
Riley Gallardo wins at VIR! In a difficult race with lots of contacts, he got on top of it ending 2.8 seconds ahead of Rick Longano. Then a good 3rd place for Sean Seebran, in front of Don Debienne by about 14 seconds. 5th place for Cristiano Garcia. After this race, Gallardo leads the championship with 28 points more than the current P2, John Krahne, who leads another nice battle for the podium, with Seebran and Longano behind him in just 4 points. 5th place for Don Debienne. Next week the race will be done at Hockenheim!
FERRARI SF70-H – Montreal (CA)
The three races at Montreal saw some crazy events and lots, lots of incidents. The first race was won by Simon Meisinger, ahead of Toni Zachow and Julian Kucza. The 2nd race was crazy, with the leader, Ricardo Landeros, who decided that some incs were necessary. He got 7 incidents, and lost the lead on the last lap on Toni Zachow. 3rd place for Carl Agstran. The 3rd race had a crazy ending, with a big tension between Mostafa Moradi and Marco Monitto. Mostafa made a mistake on the chicane of turn 8/9. Marco tried a move, but a backmarker made a bit of confusion, and the leaders made a contact. Then, Marco cut the last chicane, touching Mostafa Moradi before the finish line. After the finish, the image was removed, but it seems that Marco crashed at full speed into Mostafa. Despite all this s**t, Moradi leads the championship, 3 points ahead of Jorge Caro Almohalla, who ended 3rd in the last race. 3rd place for Max Spied, 3 points ahead of one of the winners of this week, Toni Zachow. 5th place for Troy Beachem. Next week the races will be done at Paul Ricard.
PEUGEOT 106 RALLYE S2 – Vallelunga Club (IT)
This week the Peugeot were thrown into a sort of kartodrome, also knows as Vallelunga Club. Despite a first race behind other drivers, Luigi Rinaldi was able to win his other 4 attempts, taking his total wins to 12. 2nd place for Matheus Nolli, 11 wins and a 3rd place. They are the only drivers with the maximum points so far, with the 3rd place, Michal Janak, 5 wins and 4 P2. Then a tie between Mikolaj Kolasinski and Roman Bisanz, both at 302 points with 3 wins, but the Polish had some more P2s. Next week the races will be done at the short layout of Calabogie!
PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP – Mugello (IT)
At Mugello there has been plenty of good races, but also with lots of incidents. In the biggest motor facility of Tuscany, Nick Barknecht got his 9th win in the championship, one more compared to Justin Barouky. 3rd place for Jason Jones, tied with Roman Bisanz for the wins, but with more 2nd places. In 5th place there’s Dimitry Syrkin, with 3 wins so far. Next week the Porsche will race at Donington!
DALLARA F317 – Spa-Francorchamps (BE)
At Spa-Francorchamps, we had a week full of incidents and, luckily, also some nice overtakes and fights. The dominators of this championship got once again a week full of successes, with Jaap Wagenvoort 1st in the standings with 14 wins, 1 more than Luke Sutherland and 2 compared to Eduardo Sa. That’s a lot, for Wagenvoort only one P2. 4th place for Balint Szoboszlai, who got 10 wins and 3 other podiums. Behind im, Matti Saastamoinen, with 6 wins and 7 P2. Next week we’ll see lots of crashes at Buriram!
GT3 EURO – Nordschleife Endurance-Cup (DE)
It was waiting for lots of innocent victims, who just wanted to have fun. Well, if you want to race at the Nordschleife without a lap of training with GT3 cars, you must be masochist. And your incident average will suffer from this. Of course, somebody was able to survive it without any incident. In the championship, Dmitry Osovsky is leading with 5 wins, two of them did this week. 2nd place for Hugo Hekenberg, who won a race in his three attempts. 3rd place for Martin Kraajenbrink, with a solid P2 in his 2nd attempt. 4th Matteo Venuti, a P3 in his sole attempt. 1 point behind him, Andrzej Gruszka, who got a P3 in his 1st try in the Green Hell. Except for them, we had some great names out there. Thomas Muller, 3 podiums in this week, and also the return of Josh Prior, 3 wins, but lots of incidents. Next week the races should be easier, at the road course of Daytona!
GT3 ASIA – Most (CZ)
This week the Asian championship went at Most, and at the end of the 7 races, Victor Solanes is still leading with the maximum amount of points possible, 306, with 5 wins. 4 points behind him, with 2 wins, there’s John Gibson, the eternal second in those Asian series. 3rd place for Eduard Sundukov, with 299 points and 2 P1s. A bit behind, Jun Seijas who is still trying to get his first seasonal win with the GT3 cars. 5th, 26 points behind, Diego Demarchi. Next week the GT3 cars will return to Spa, 1 week after the European one.
GT3 AMERICA – Watkins Glen (US)
It’s McLaren 650S’ heaven at Watkins Glen! In the first race, we had the usual result. Ethan Dean 1st, Estefano Barrera Rodriguez 2nd and Emiliano Videla 3rd. Is DEA-BAR-VID the new HAM-BOT-VER? The second race, thanks to Ethan’s absence, saw Ramiro Dominguez 3rd. The championship standings? I don’t even need to tell it. DEA-BAR-VID. Next week the races will be done at Road America!
TOP 5 WEEKLY CHAMPIONSHIPS
(Best 5 placements in the current standings in the following championship: Porsche 718, Cupra Leon, Honda Civic, McLaren F1, Lada 2101, Ferrari 458 GT2, Lotus Exos, Ferrari SF70H and GT3 America)