It is almost like a curse - Race Green Events organizes 2 leagues with a total of 13 seasons between both and still there is no returning series overall champion in any of these leagues,as every year someone else takes the main glory. But that just builds up intrigue for the future and deffinitelly does not hurt competition,as it's better than one dominating person through longer period.
Let's start the summary with pure statistical figures - total signups count has shrunk from 49 last year to 42 this year,but actual competitors count grew by 4 to 36. 18 drivers per round is the average attendance,which beat's the previous league record set last year by 1. Attendance ranged from 27 (also new record) in round 1 to 14 in rounds 3 and 4. 28 drivers finished at least in one round while 5 completed all 4 rounds. Apart from minor penalties and warnings there were no actual misconducts during this season,which makes organization happy.
VERL 2019 Drivers Champion: Dzban
The series newcomer from Poland started the season by being the 2nd driver in polish double win,increased his performance in 2nd round by winning it and finished 2nd from pole position in 3rd round - the situation in overall standings already granted him the champion title after 3 from 4 rounds and the newly crowned champion did not even arrived in season finale at Westhill. Interesting fact - he set fastest lap in both races he did not win,but scored no bonus points in the race he won.
The finn Altsu finished last year's season as 9th best,which was a decrease in performance from years 2016 and 2017 where he finished 3rd in final standings - this year he topped it with 2nd place in standings. Altsu is the only driver this year,who scored multiple race wins as he won both rounds 3 and 4,he finished 3rd in 2nd round,but not attending round 1 was the reason why he never had a shot for series title. He also picked up a pole position and a fastest lap,both in final round. The lowest step on overall podium is taken by german driver Oliver,who repeated twice his best finishing place 2nd from year 2015,while he scored another top5 finish in only other round he competed. Defending champion Botsi never signed up to try to defend his title.
VERL 2019 Rookie of the Year: Dzban
Winning the main title while being series newcomer automatically grants also Rookie of the Year award. His closest rival was Simox,who finished 7th in overall standings. Interesting how series drivers pool changed since last year - if last year between top 22 drivers there was just a single rookie driver,this year half of the top 22 are rookies. Last year's top rookie Pete did sign up for the season,but never attended though.
VERL 2019 Teams Champions: Medrecers-MLG Patronus
Just one win (scored by 2016 champion A.Wiśniewski) in team's achievements was enough to clinch the teams title,but one of the 3 driver team was always on podium with high points score assistance from other teammate in 2 rounds is the right way to secure the award. Drivers champions single driver team DV1 TRITON Racing finished 2nd in standings while 3rd position in teams standings was also taken by single driver team Teho Motorsports. Defending champions [TC] Racing was represented by 2 drivers this year,only one of them scored a single point and team finished 14th in standings.
VERL 2019 Nations Cup winners: Poland
Poland started the season with double win and continued by having a winner in 2nd round,a strong points count in round 3 clinched the nations title with a spare round ahead. The defending 4-time champions Finland started the season with a round figure of 0 in points count,but increased the performance during later rounds to at least save the honorary 2nd place in standings. Germany took 3rd place in standings by passing Estonia just in final round.
Race Green Events thanks to all competitors for their attendance and hopes it was fun for them. The V8 Racing League slowly grows bigger with your activity in it,let's hope the next season will be even better! This is the point where we look to the future brought by RGE - there are no changes ahead,9th season of AWS is planned to start right with 1st sunday of the new near,while both RTFR and RTFR XL still provides racing in tuesdays - the latter of those however will return from 8 weeks holidays only in last tuesday of next year's january. This year there is one more special event ahead - for those who regulary follow our actions it is not necessary to mention,they already know what gonna happen in 26th december. And with look further in next year we most likely will see the 2nd season of our new league codenamed STARL starting around may,while 6th season of VERL should start earlier next year,around september - it was hosted later this year due personal reasons...
See you on track!