A quiet week for the Classsis Teams Championship saw just 54 sim-racers take their Lotus 79s to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This challenging circuit surprisingly lacked popularity despite being one of the basic content tracks, but half a dozen online races that went official and produced good racing.
In those six races, Tapani Linnaluoto and Nuno Moreira took a pair of wins each with Gernot Fritsche and Tony Lamberti taking the other wins.
Fritsche now has pretty much guaranteed his latest title, while Anthony Goodale now leads the Formula 2 championship after the Arrows team snapped-up erstwhile leader Paul Hackett. Goodale celebrated this with an impressive week, leaping seven places up to P22 overall and he has a respectable chance at top 20 by the season’s end.
Both Frank Herfjord and Victor Nandez advanced at least five places to move into the top 20, while Dawid Hyzy and Chevrons Giosue Leocata both made impressive gains, proving that good results can still provide excellent results, even this late in the season.
The teams title looks buttoned-up for Ferrari with 43 points over an equally secure Williams team. McLaren’s third place also looks assured, as they are 30 points up on Ligier on fourth with ATS rounding out the top five.
Hackett’s old team, Tiga continue to lead the Formula 2 championship and sit inside the top 15 despite the loss of their leader, causing a terrible week. With Hackett missing the team are far from secure with Chevron only 15 points back and the two teams will, no doubt, battle down to the wire for this Junior championship.
The field now moves to Oulton Park before going Down Under to finish another exciting CTC at Phillip Island.