SRS Season 2021.5 Week 2 Recap
First week of a new season with new cars, new championship and new challenges!
SUNBEAM GRAND PRIX – Monza Classic Full (IT)
The first race with the ’20s Sunbeam cars provided an amazing show for everyone, both spectators and drivers. A sort of NASCAR or Moto3 race saw Martin Smith winning ahead of Jason Jones after a crazy fight, despite some incidents. Then 3rd place for Ted Hough, who started 14th and had a superbe battle with 3 other drivers: Robert Duplantier (4th), Jari Penttinen (5th) and Matteo Venuti (6th), after almost 20 minutes all together, with lots of overtakes and fight for the tow. Honorable quote for the fight for P12, with almost a 4-wide near the finish of the race. Since this was the first race of the championship (last week’s race wasn’t done for some problems with the server) the standings are still really close, with Smith 1st with 99 points ahead of Hough and Jones (2 incidents). Tied with Jason there’s Duplantier, who has two more points than Penttinen. Next week’s race will be done at Buenos Aires!
CHEVROLET CORVETTE C6R – Mosport (CA)
Marc LoGiudice wins again at Mosport! Another win for the American, who won ahead of Emiliano Videla and a surprising Pasha Paterson in 3rd place, just 3 tenths ahead of Oggi Pineas. 5th place for Vicente Da Silva, who crashed with Martin Smith near the end of the race. In the standings LoGiudice sits in 1st place with 204 points, 14 more than Videla in 2nd place. Last podium position for James Leeder,6th in the race and 183 total points, 5 more than Oggi Pineas. Close to him there’s Juan Illanes with 176 points. Next week the race will be held at Riverside Spike, another layout of the no-more existing Californian racetrack
GINETTA G40 GT5 – Barbagallo (AU)
Eduardo Cavalcanti wins at Barbagallo! A great win for the German, who ended in front of Alex Leif by about 5 seconds. despite starting 2nd behind Simon Speth, 5th in the race. He made a mistake on Lap 10, losing some places. David Iglesias and Michael Martin took advantage from it, taking the 3rd and 4th place. After the race Iglesias remains the leader of the championship, ahead of a close group of drivers, in order Martin, Jussi Neirola (just 9th in the race), Leif, Lucas Biberacher and Speth, all of them in just 6 points. Next race will be done at VIR North!
TOYOTA AE86 TUNED – Donington National (UK)
Riley Gallardo wins at Donington! A lot of pressure for him, who had a slightly faster Matheus Nolli on his back. Then a 10 second gap until P3, Andreas Specht. Behind him there’s Javier Brandao, followed by Daniel de Mena in 5th place. In the championship Gallardo lead the standings, with 11 more points than Nolli, who had a contact. 23 points behind sits Ricky Vong (9th in the race), tied with Javier Brandao. 5th place for this week’s podium finisher Specht, who had a pretty bad first race. Next week the Toyota will go to the Red Bull Ring!
PAGANI HUAYRA – Most (CZ)
Jason Jones wins the Pagani race after a heartbreaking last lap! A contact made with Eduardo Cavalcanti, caused probably by a miscomprehension with a driver some laps down, sent him into the gravel, losing two places on Matteo Venuti and Philip Clegg, who were fighting for the majority of the race. 5th place for Lucas Biberacher. Jones leads the standings with 194 points, three more than his, probably, championship rival Cavalcanti. 3rd place for Matteo Venuti, 4 points ahead of Philip Clegg. 3 points behind in P5 sits Lucas Biberacher, who ended in both races 5th.
MAZDA MX-5 CUP – Zandvoort (NL)
Tomas Petrovich wins the 2nd race of the Mazda MX5 Cup championship! Overtakes are not really easy at Zandvoort, and Alex Nelson wasn’t able to overtake him despite a better pace. Another close fight for the podium between Lucas Cresta and Oscar Viana, with less than 4 tenths separating them at the end of the race. 5th place for Danny Mueller after a start in 10th place. After his win, Petrovich leads the championship, 7 points ahead of Viana. Then in 3rd place, 1 point behind Oscar, sits Nelson who has to recover after a disappointing 1st race, ended with a P6 due to a mistake. Michal Janak, 6th in the race, is in P4 with 178 points, 11 more than Lucas Biberacher. Next week’s race will be done at Silverstone International!
ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPIDER – Fuji Speedway Classic (JP)
In the old layout of Fuji, with a crazy banking on the first corner, Eduardo Cavalcanti wins an amazing race on James Leeder, who ended only 0.420 seconds behind the winner who got 2 incidents. 3rd place for Leonardo Montagnolli, 10 seconds ahead of Rick Longano and Jay Gabriel, who were separated only by half a second. After the race Eduardo Cavalcanti leads the championship with 6 points more than Don Debienne. In 3rd place Rick Longano ahead of Leonardo Montagnolli and Jay Gabriel in 5th place. Next week’s race will be done at the complete layout of the classic Monza!
F1 ’70s – Watkins Glen Classic (US)
Three chaotic races at the classic and bumpy/makeamistakeandyouwillfly Watkins Glen had really original results. All three races were won by Michal Ringes, in front of Michal Janak. They had lots of problems with some backmarkers, especially on Saturday when some drivers in a Lotus were doing more laps off the track, and when they were on the asphalt, they were crashing into someone else. Anyway, the 3rd place was taken by Rico Haas, a blessed Donnchadh MacGarry who avoided the crazy Lotus and finally Collin Dunham. Next week’s races will be held at Calabogie!
MINI COOPER JCW CHALLENGE – Nurburgring Sprint GT (DE)
Daniel Lorente leads the Mini championship! With 4 wins and 2 2nd places, he stays ahead of Sergio Sachez Flores, again with 4 wins. 3rd place tied between Walter Toro and Matteo Venuti, both with 3 wins, despite the Italian did 3 races instead of the 5 of Walter. A surprising P5 for Cameron Winters, who got 2 wins and a P2. Next week the Mini will go to Buriram!
PRAGA R1 – Road America (US)
Exciting fight at the top between Riley Gallardo and Erik Axelsson! 10 wins for both, and coming into the 3rd round their battle seems to be even more beautiful. 3rd place for Wilfrid Paduano, 6 wins and 3 podium places are his results. Another tie for P4, with Colin Chilibeck and Andrea Martelli, both at 3 wins. Next week Spa will host the Pragas!
SKIP BARBER – Summit Point (US)
A lovely combo for Antonio Massad, who managed to get 5 wins out of 5 races with the Skippies, bringing his total to 8 wins and 2 podiums. 2nd place for Daniel Lorente, with 5 wins and 4 P2. Another 3 wins-tie for P3, with Rico Haas and Eduardo Cavalli fighting for the lowest podium places. 2 wins and a P5 in the standings for, once again, Cameron Winters.
AUDI TT RS VLN EURO – Monza (IT)
A succesfull week for the Netherlands. Between the two Verstappen’s victories in Formula One, we had 6 other wins for a Dutch. Martin Kraajenbrink and Hugo Hekkenberg won three races each, remaining in the championship top 2. They are followed by the sole other winner of the week, Josu Riveiro who has 200 points. Walter Toro sits in 4th place with 6 podiums with 193 points, 3 more than Kevin Pruscha who got 3 podiums. Next week the races will be done at Nurburgring GP GT!
AUDI TT RS VLN ASIA – Mugello (IT)
Rico Haas leads the championship! With a win and a P2, he is ahead of everyone. 2nd place for Lars Erik Christensen who got a 3rd place. Santiago Mina is 3rd with 165 points. Then, both at 102 with a single win, there are Lucas Biberacher and Diego Demarchi who raced just for a week. Next week Barcellona GP will hosts the races!
AUDI TT RS VLN AMERICA – Calabogie (CA)
Marc Lo Giudice won at Calabogie! A great win ahead of Juan Illanes and Pasha Paterson, who lost the position on the last lap, but the 2nd race didn’t reach the minimum 6 players. Marc Lo Giudice leads the championship with 197 points, 6 more than Emiliano Videla, who won a race last week. 4 points behind him, there’s Juan Illanes. Pasha Paterson is 4th with 184 points, just one more than Saagar Bakshi, who got only a P6 this week. Okayama GP will hosts the 3rd week of the American championship!