Great ending to a bumpy season for the SAVAGEs
During the end of April, the final round of the STD Championship took place. This concludes the first season of this exciting new series. After seven rounds of intense racing, the results are in the books. It has been a rocky season for SAVAGE SimSports but in the end we managed to finish in 2nd place in the overall team standings, which we are quite satisfied with.
Before going into the final round, we were sitting comfortably in 4th place in the overall standings, with spdo Racing and My3id Gaming tied for 2nd place, only having participated in three rounds each. With none of the two aforementioned teams competing in the final round either, things were looking good for SAVAGE SimSports. We would need 24 pts to get claim 2nd place in the standings and we were quite confident that we could achieve this.
The final race on Fern Bay Gold Reversed turned out to be quite eventful, with some very close racing and quite a bit of action. Both Martin Kapal, Karl Raudsepp and Ditlev Errebo were to be found on the grid, trying to score as much points possible. A 20 minute qualification session was completed, with Martin in 16th, Karl in 14th and Ditlev in 9th.
In the 9 lap sprint race Ditlev finished 8th and Martin 13th, collecting a total of 11 points. Karl was unfortunate and flipped his XFG about half way through the race. It didn’t affect the team standings though, since only the two highest scoring drivers collects points for the team championship. In the 17 lap feature race, Ditlev started on pole position due to the top8 of the grid being reversed, while Martin started in 13th. Martin again managed to gain another spot, finishing in 12th place, while Ditlev finished in 2nd place after losing out to David Peña of Lanzarote Racing Team, the championship leaders. With us scoring a total of 49 pts in the final round, we moved up and into 2nd place in the overall team standings, 26 pts ahead of spdo and My3id.
Jonas Bakšys finished in 4th place in the overall drivers championship, unfortunately not being able to participate in the final two rounds due to wheel problems. Still a very satisfying result however – well done, Jonas.
Even though we are quite happy with the outcome, there are still room for improvement. Hopefully we can come back even stronger if a new season of the STD Championship is in the works. If so, we will definitely be looking forward to it. A big thanks to Andris Pavars for organizing the series and of course we would like to congratulate Lanzarote Racing Team on their victory and Mikko Niittymäki on winning the drivers championship.
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