SRS Season 2021.5 Week 3 Recap
Third week of the season, which provided some unexpected twists to the championships!
SUNBEAM GRAND PRIX – Buenos Aires N°12 🇦🇷
Jason Jones wins the Buenos Aires race! In a race full of battle, especially in the back of the field, he won 7.6 seconds ahead of Jari Penttinen, with Leonardo Montagnolli behind. 4th place for Bogdan Cvetkovic, 4 tenths in front of Riley Gallardo. After this race Jones is in the lead with 6 points on Jari Penttinen, followed by Robert Duplantier who’s 3rd with 180 points, 10 more than Michal Janak in 4th. 5th place for Montagnolli, with the same points as Matteo Venuti, but the Argentinian has one podium instead of the 6th place as a best result for the Italian. Next week’s race will be held at the classic Norisring, the first really challenging track of this championship!
CHEVROLET CORVETTE C6R – Riverside Spike 🇺🇲
James Leeder wins at Riverside! A great win for him, finishing ahead of Luke Bouwmeester and Oggi Pineas, who overtook Russell Sobie on the last lap. 5th place for Ramiro Dominguez. The championship had a big upheaval at the top, with Leeder taking the lead over Marc LoGiudice, who made a mistake after some laps, but despite this he is just 4 points behind P1. 270 points fo Pineas who got his 1st podium of the championship. Just 2 points are separating him and Emiliano Videla, who had a bad race too. Behind him there’s Juan Illanes. Calabogie will be the 4th race of the championship, doing a good lap in qualify and staying out of the grass will be the key for a great race (if you are fast of course)!
GINETTA G40 GT5 – VIR North 🇺🇲
Jussi Neirola wins a crazy race at the Virginia International Raceway! A really close victory, just 71 milliseconds separating him and David Iglesias, who was the leader for all the race, just for lose the win on the final straight. The Finn managed to get a good exit from the “Hog Pen”, and with the slipstream he took the victory. Sergio Mendez ends in 3rd place, passing Alex Leif, who made a mistake on the last lap. Behind him there’s Lucas Biberacher taking a good P5. After the race Iglesias takes the lead of the championship with a solid 13 points gap on the VIR winner Neirola. 3rd place for Alex Leif, just 4 points ahead of Lucas Biberacher and 11 on Michael Martin, who got only 79 points this race. Next week’s race will be held at Watkins Glen Short, lots of slipstream battle are expected!
TOYOTA AE86 TUNED – Red Bull Ring GP 🇦🇹
Different races, same results. For the 3rd time in a row, the Toyota AE86 race saw winning Riley Gallardo ahead of Matheus Nolli. 3rd place for Andreas Specht, in front of Javier Brandao and Emiliano Videla. Gallardo leads the championship with 306 points, 15 more than Nolli. Absolutely domination by them, since the closest driver to them is at 32 points, Brandao who’s ahead of Specht. His first race wasn’t really good since he only made 69 points. 5th place for Videla. The next race will be done at Road Atlanta, a track that should be really hard with these cars!
PAGANI HUAYRA – Silesia Ring 🇵🇱
Ahh, Silesia Ring. The Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing of Assetto Corsa. Already the start was a mess, with Eduardo Cavalcanti and Stuart Gomm cars licterally merged together. They had a drive-trough, and for this their race was ruined since in this track a drive trough doesn’t count the previous lap, in Eduardo’s case every lap. Except this the race wasn’t ruined by some strange bugs and Jason Jones won easily the race 20 seconds ahead of Michael Martin and Matteo Venuti, who was stuck behind Robert Duplantier’s car for the first half of the race. Behind Robert ended Lucas Biberacher. Thanks to the bugs that involved Cavalcanti and Clegg, the championship had a big twist, with Jones 1st, 14 points ahead of Venuti. 3rd place for Lucas Biberacher, 7 points in front of both Martin and Clegg tied at 260 points. Next week the Pagani will race at Tsukuba, another track where overtakes should be really difficult.
MAZDA MX-5 CUP – Silverstone International 🇬🇧
Daniel Lorente wins the 3rd race at Silverstone! He won 10 seconds ahead of Ilya Khlyntsev, both in their first race in the championship. 3rd place for Mark Puc, who managed to end on the podium despite a pack of drivers just behind him in less than 1 seconds: Michal Janak, Lucas Biberacher, Handy Hanafiah and James Tumilty. After this race Janak leads the championship 13 points ahead of Biberacher and an impressed Tumilty, with 236 points. 4th place for Handy Hanafiah, 5 points ahead of the series hoster Mark Puc. Next week’s race will be done at Imola, a challenging track for the little MX5!
ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPIDER – Monza Full Classic 🇮🇹
Slow cars in a track that you can almost do flat out? This was the Alfa Romeo Giulietta race in a nutshell. Martin Smith in a crazy finish managed to win in front of Jay Gabriel and Rick Longano, at the end they were separated by less than 1 tenth of a second! Some seconds behind the top 3 there’s Don Debienne, who ended 20 seconds ahead of Don Debienne. After this race Jay Gabriel leads the championship one point ahead of Debienne and 4 on Longano. With three races to go, this seems to be a really interesting championship battle. 4th place for Leonardo Montagnolli, 6 points ahead of Steve Walker. Next week race could change a lot the standings, since it’s going to be on the 11 km long German track of Feldbergring!
F1 ’70s – Calabogie 🇨🇦
The Friday race saw the classic Czech 1-2, with Michal Janak in 2nd place just 0.3 seconds behind him. 3rd place for Jakub Szymanski. The 2nd race saw an inversion, with Janak 1st for the majority of the race, only to ruin his race destroying his engine. P2 was taken by Lucas Cresta followed by Rob Russo. The 3rd race was the redemption day for Janak, who won ahead of Ringes and Russo who got another podium. After this week, Ringes got over the wall of 300 points, thanks to his 8 wins. 2nd place for Janak, satisfied with his week and of his 298 points. 3rd place for Donnchadh “Mr. Cleaness” MacGarry, with three races ,0 incidents and 279 points, just 2 more than Rico Haas. 5th place for Russo at 269 points and 2 podiums. Bridgehampton will be the track of the next weekend, mistakes are forbidden there, since the track is delimited only by sand.
MINI COOPER JCW CHALLENGE – Buriram 🇹🇭
Matteo Venuti leads the Mini championship with 7 wins out of 7 races! A nice battle with Daniel Lorente, who has 6 wins and 5 P2 out of 12 races followed by Walter Toro, who won at the last race of the week, taking his 5 victory. Behind him there’s Roman Bisanz, 3 wins on 3 races. 5th place for Alex Geier, 303 points and also 3 wins. Tor Poznan will hosts the races for the next week!
PRAGA R1 – Spa-Francorchamps 🇧🇪
Riley Gallardo leads the championship! The battle against Erik Axellson still goes on, at the end lf the week they are at 15-14, with one P2 for both. Colin Chilibeck sits in 3rd place with 4 wins, ahead of Guillame Dubois, who has also 306 points, but with 3 victories. 5th place for Matti Saastamoinen, with 302 points and 4 wins. Next week the Praga will race at Sentul. Be careful, do not confuse the two chicanes!
SKIP BARBER – Laguna Seca 🇺🇲
Antonio Massad increased his championship lead in the Skip Barber series! 12 wins for him, 8 more than Rico Haas who is currently 2nd with 4 wins. 3rd place for Nick Barknecht who won a race on Sunday taking the podium on Cameron Winters who is tied with Scott Pritchard and Rikey Gallardo. All of them have 306 points and 3 wins. Crazy! Next week Okayama Piper will be the track for the Skippies!
AUDI TT RS VLN EURO – Nurburgring GP GT 🇩🇪
Martin Kraajenbrink leads the Euro championship with 6 wins and 4 podiums, in front of Hugo Hekkenberg who has 5 wins, both at 306 points. 3rd place for Walter Toro, 295 points and 2 wins made this week. Behind him fighting for the 4th place there are Kevin Pruscha and Juan Seijas separated by 3 points.
The winners of the week: Walter Toro (x2) – Hugo Hekkenberg (x1) – Eduardo Cavalcanti (x1) – Martin Kraajenbrink (x1) – Alberto Dorobantu (x1) – Alberto Egea (x1)
AUDI TT RS VLN ASIA – Barcellona GP 🇪🇦
Just two valid races at Barcellona, with Lars Erik Christensen and Rico Haas winning the two races. With these races, Haas leads the championship with the maximum amount of points, ahead of Christensen by 11 points. 3rd place for Josu Basterrechea, followed by Santiago Mina and Lucas Biberacher. Next week the Audi TT RS will, probably, race at Spa-Francorchamps!
AUDI TT RS VLN AMERICA – Okayama GP 🇯🇵
Emiliano Videla wins the race at Okayama! Just the first race was done, and he ended ahead of Juan Illanes and by a no longer surprising Pasha Paterson in 3rd place. Videla now leads the championship by 8 points on Juan Illanes, thanks to his 2 wins. 3rd place for Pasha Paterson, ahead of Marc LoGiudice and Saagar Bakshi, both of them didn’t race this week. Next week’s races will be done at Silverstone!
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