RACE 1: Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico), 5 laps.
-Welcome to a new edition of Motor Nation! Aaron Coleman here. I’ll be reporting the ACCC, which has started today, and we have a very special guest with us today! Alejandro Flores, who drove for Contendiente in the AGTC during the 1978 season. Welcome to our program, Alejandro, and thank you for visiting us tonight.
-Thank you, Aaron. The first race has been full of surprises, hasn’t it?
-You bet it has! I’m still surprised by how the Criceto took the lead as soon as the green was called. I don’t know how the engineers from Accursio have tuned it, but that little car is mental. Benevenstanciano has been dominating from start to finish, no wonder he won the race.
-He clearly won, indeed. But for me, the real race has been at the battle for the second place. That dogfight between Olsen’s Scarab and Harrison’s Armada has been nothing short of intense. I could feel the two gritting their teeth as they tried to get the upper hand corner after corner. But Olsen finally managed to overtake the Armada, taking the second position. I also liked the battle between Martin and Freeman, just not as much as the battle for the second position but it’s been really entertaining to watch as well.
-And what do you think of the mid-pack? Appart from Rossi, who outran it and kept his position comfortably throughout the race.
-Well, Gaillard struggled a little bit but he did a good job securing his 7th position. And I liked the battle between Paschalidis, Bridnley and Stephenson. They spiced it up with some contact, too, so that adds points. (Alejandro laughs lightly). Then there’s Fierer, who could’ve done a great job but made a lot of poor decisions and mistakes. Augustus’ Shromet has a lot of potential too, but he drives way too aggressively in my opinion. That’s why he made so many mistakes. If he did something right, though, it was protecting his position every time Mitrasca attacked him.
-And then we have the second mid-group. What do you think of these guys?
-Well Aaron, haven’t paid much attention to them. But by what I’ve seen, Baker could’ve done it much better. He needs to relax, these mistakes destroyed his race, and I’m sure he’s got the potential to get a much better position. Then Riordan, who did a good job pressuring Baker, but unfortunately isn’t too accostumed to the car. The Taore didn’t get too close to them, did it? I don’t think it even took part in the battle. And finally, the back pack. I’m simply appalled by these results, the Super Bop and the Maesima could’ve gone much faster if they improved their focus. The Dinamyte didn’t do much better either. However, I wish these guys better luck next race, I know they can get a good place. They can.
-Thank you for your time, Alejandro. So this has been race 1, Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. The championship standings look like this after the first race:
1 - Alfonso Benevenstanciano, 10 points.
2 - Eric Olsen, 8 points.
3 - Erika Harrison, 6 points.
4 - Frank Martin, 4 points.
5 - Freeman Glass, 2 points.
6 - Michael Rossi, 1 point.
7 - David Gaillard, 0 points.
8 - Miltos Paschalidis, 0 points.
9 - Emily Bridnley, 0 points.
10 - Riley Stephenson, 0 points.
11 - Loan Fierer, 0 points.
12 - Augustus Biffle, 0 points.
13 - Andrei Mitrasca, 0 points.
14 - Mathew Baker, 0 points.
15 - Blathin Riordan, 0 points.
16 - Han Gonhan, 0 points.
17 - Sobong Yeong-ho, 0 points.
18 - Tyler Greene, 0 points.
19 - Kobayashi Yuko, 0 points.
-Thank you for staying with us in today’s edition of Motor Nation. We’ll be back with race 2. Aaron Coleman here, I hope you guys have a great day, and keep driving fast!