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After the greatest championship battle in the history of motorsports, Dywa GP will return for 1979! :deletraz:

The actual races won't start any time soon; obviously time is needed to set up the carset, and ye need time to confirm entries.

Why?
After the roaring success that was the 1978 season, the series' financial backers have upped their funding for 1979, with new cars and an all-new tour into the Eastern Bloc for the calendar!

What?
The cars for 1979 have been overhauled, the all-new ground-effects Dywa-002 becoming the mandatory chassis for the series. The trusty and reliable Renzo V8 continues to be used.

When?
Races will be streamed in the GPR Discord server when they are run for ye to come and watch, though there will not likely be a consistent schedule to this so to not put myself under needless pressure.

How?
GP2 will be used to make this into reality, as it was last time.
The overall format of weekends will be typical for anything run on GP2.
Races will be around 152.5km in length.
Unlike 1978, there will be no limit on the amount of teams that can enter. If there are fifteen or more teams on the entry list, pre-qualifying will be used to determine who goes into qualifying. The bottom fourteen teams in the Teams' Championship will take part in pre-qualifying.

The points system for races is similar to F1's points system at this time, albeit with bonus points.
    1st - 9
    2nd - 6
    3rd - 4
    4th - 3
    5th - 2
    6th - 1
Pole Position: 1
Fastest Lap: 1

Where?
The calendar (provisional at the moment, dates to be decided later) is as follows:

  1. Enna-Pergusa (Italy)
  2. Imola (Italy)
  3. Rouen-les-Essarts (France)
  4. Thruxton (United Kingdom)
  5. Mainz-Firthen (FR Germany)
  6. Mugello (Italy)
  7. Syracuse (Italy)
  8. Pau (France)
  9. Rijeka (SFR Yugoslavia)
  10. Halle-Saale-Schleife (German Democratic Republic)
  11. Bikernieki (Soviet Union)
  12. Keimola (Finland)
  13. Castle Combe (United Kingdom)
  14. Clermont-Ferrand (France)
  15. Monza (Italy)

Who?
Ye people of the forum are to compete in this series, as like last time. Those who ran teams in 1978 can continue on with those entries if they want. Same rules apply for drivers as in 1978, that is, all drivers must be canon DECs. Each team entry must comprise of a name, a team nationality, and two drivers (along with the nationality of each driver).

Get cracking with submitting entries! :pantano:
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Image Nino Pilia is open for business
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Great Leap Backward will continue with Hoji Imin, Mike Zhen Hong and when she's healed Lena Trosschi.
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Vaillante Équipe Dywa France will return in 1979 but with a new name of Équipe Dywa Vaillante.

Tim Floc'h will leave the team and the series with immediate effect, moving to a different racing series but he will work with the team on driver coaching of new Canadian star Paul Pott (b. 13 January 1953).

"Michel Vaillant" will only do a part-time schedule as he moves to European Formula 3 with the rest of the rounds being filled by a driver to be named later.
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Dickenson Lightley is returning for 1979. George Lightley will be driving the backup car as always, but after the team owners were unable to retain Zorbin after the season finale, they have been on the lookout for a replacement number 1 driver over the winter. more on that to follow.
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Rob Dylan wrote:Dickenson Lightley is returning for 1979. George Lightley will be driving the backup car as always, but after the team owners were unable to retain Zorbin after the season finale, they have been on the lookout for a replacement number 1 driver over the winter. more on that to follow.

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Euskadi Lasterketa will return for 1979, along with our star driver Amalure Arrigorriagakoa
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Shota Kakhaberidze (born 1960-03-17, in Gardabani, Georgian SSR) is looking to become the Dywa GP Series youngest driver after drawing enough public attention in motocross events to receive financial backing by Eduard Shevardnadze to advertise the Georgian motorsport scene and the soon-to-be-opened Rustavi Race Circuit.
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Image Order of Racing will be entering with driver Duncan Idaho. There will be teammate(s), but I need to come back and edit this anyway
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Aislabie wrote:Image Nino Pilia is open for business

Bambini di San Marino will return, and offer a contract extension to Nino Pilia.
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D-L are also offering a full-time contract for Pilia.
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Aislabie wrote:A curious letter arrives with a Seborgan flag on the envelope, partially obscured by an Italian postage stamp

The letter reads:

Caro Signor Lightley,

Sono molto lusingato dalla tua offerta di un'auto da corsa per la stagione 1979. Tuttavia, ho scelto di accettare l'offerta fatta per continuare con la mia squadra sammarinese come l'anno scorso.

Molte buone fortune in pista.

A partire dal,

Nino Pilia


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Aislabie wrote:Holy Spirit Racing will be entering with driver Duncan Idaho. There will be teammate(s), but I need to come back and edit this anyway

I'm pretty sure that other than some brazilian stock cars maybe, Ribeiro has nothing better to do :P Could also go for Valentino Nicchi, only for Nicchi to pull out bc of how weird Idaho's religiosity is. Am i wrong for getting Joe Exotic bibes from Idaho?
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Aislabie wrote:
Aislabie wrote:A curious letter arrives with a Seborgan flag on the envelope, partially obscured by an Italian postage stamp

The letter reads:

Caro Signor Lightley,

Sono molto lusingato dalla tua offerta di un'auto da corsa per la stagione 1979. Tuttavia, ho scelto di accettare l'offerta fatta per continuare con la mia squadra sammarinese come l'anno scorso.

Molte buone fortune in pista.

A partire dal,

Nino Pilia


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C. Dickenson reads the letter three times, turns it around to find it blank on the other side, flips a lighter to see if there is any hidden ink, looks at Moe Lightley and says "I guess we get the seat ready for when he arrives."
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Macchina Automobili Giorgio Armani will return with Stefano Spaghetti onboard, while Marco Tortellini will return to his previous work running his sex ri...i mean, running in Historical Chariot Racing and wishing him the best of luck to his future endeavours in sports car racing!

In the meantime, we will replace him with a mysterious former Italian F3 prospect whose name remains unknown, even to motorsports journalists everywhere. He told us to refer to him as Sentenza.


No one knows anything about him, and some even question his motives for entering the DYWA GP, but my friends, there are two kinds of people in this world: those who asks questions, and those who pay to drive. Sentenza's the latter. Two hundred thousand dollars's a lot of money. When a man's got money in his pockets, he begins to appreciate peace.
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Reception Carrot Team will be making their return for Season 2 of Dwya GP.
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I wish to field my own team for Dywa GP with surprise star Nikolai Zorbin for 1979. As part of an attempt to improve relations with the west The Soviet Motorsport Activities Committee will help field the Belorussian-based Racing Team of Friendship Socialist Countries, using many staff who work in the Soviet Formula 1 Championship.

We will take any potential offers for the second car, though drivers from the Eastern Bloc will get preference.

Timo Fuchs will NOT contest the 1979 season, as he is starting a BMW M1 Procar team and still has the potential to get an F1 drive.
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After a few weeks of of not hearing anything back from Pilia, the mechanics at the Dickenson-Lightley garage receive a surprise visit from a man with a tie and big sunglasses, claiming to be a Dywa representative. He comes with the rules for the 1979 season for the chassis on a double sided piece of A4 paper.

Moe Lightley thanks the man for travelling all that way with the document when posting was also possible. Banter about the Italian postal service follows, and the man stays for lunch (ham and cheese sandwiches). As they chat, Lightley suddenly remembers the letter from Pilia, and shows it to the Dywa representative, who then tells them that Lilia won't be driving for them come 1979.

After bidding the man safe travels, Moe gets on the phone to his partner Castle "Dickie" Dickenson, at that time staying somewhere in the Scottish Highlands with some well-to-do mates. Dickie answers the phone, hears the news about Pilia, and immediately recommends his drinking buddy for the day, Barry McKockiner, who is a few metres away from the phone. Lightley and Dickenson offer the Scot their drive for the full season, or at least the first few races, and Barry heartily accepts right there and then.

The writing up of the contract takes longer, because Lightley is having trouble hearing anything over the other side of the phone what with the loud music playing. He hopes he's spelled the Scot's name right.
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Automotive SuperSport will return for another year. After a disappointing 1978 season, both drivers will be banished to the shadow realm, with the new drivers to be announced in due course
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Another call for people to submit entries for teams and drivers. :)

This was run a few weeks back but I am putting it for posterity:

Dickenson-Lightley's new driver, Barry McKockiner, has been presented with a demand by his new team — race under the Union Jack instead of the Saltire like he did in 1978.
1-50 — he immediately acquiesces to the demand, and shall race under the Union Jack.
51-94 — he does not acquiesce, but is open to further negotiations on if he can use the Saltire..
95-100 — he immediately walks out of the team.

99! — Bruh.
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Scuderia Verona will return for 1979

Both drivers from last season will be kept on
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Reception Carrot will stick with the same lineup for Season 2 as it was a good combo.
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TomWazzleshaw wrote:Automotive SuperSport will return for another year. After a disappointing 1978 season, both drivers will be banished to the shadow realm, with the new drivers to be announced in due course


We would like to announce our all-new driver lineup of Ben Dover from England, and Moe Lester from the Isle of Man
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Marcus Blockton, an irrepressible American entrepreneur with considerably more verve than sense, has happily convinced himself that the future of the American automotive landscape rests not in the decaying, decrepit bowels of Detroit, but the decaying, decrepit bowels of the Eastern Bloc. Encouraged by the opportunity to rub shoulders with dour Communist apparatchiks, Blockton has (by issuing junk bonds from his perennially faltering import/export business) successfully raised enough capital to finance a Dywa GP entry, to run under the name of Blockton Impact Image.

Klon wrote:Shota Kakhaberidze (born 1960-03-17, in Gardabani, Georgian SSR) is looking to become the Dywa GP Series youngest driver after drawing enough public attention in motocross events to receive financial backing by Eduard Shevardnadze to advertise the Georgian motorsport scene and the soon-to-be-opened Rustavi Race Circuit.


Blockton Impact would like to offer young Kakhaberidze a contract for a race seat.
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Seeing the influx of Warsaw Pact drivers coming into the series, East German Trabant Series specialist Karl Gustav Schneider will join the Racing Team of Friendship Socialist Countries. The 39 year old wishes for a change of pace with something safer than a Trabant 601.
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CaptainGetz12 wrote:Seeing the influx of Warsaw Pact drivers coming into the series, East German Trabant Series specialist Karl Gustav Schneider will join the Racing Team of Friendship Socialist Countries. The 39 year old wishes for a change of pace with something safer than a Trabant 601.

When Trosschi is healed i could loan one of my other drivers for the latter half of the season if that interests you. On the condition that they don't get decapitated by Dywa's safety standards.
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Butterfox wrote:
CaptainGetz12 wrote:Seeing the influx of Warsaw Pact drivers coming into the series, East German Trabant Series specialist Karl Gustav Schneider will join the Racing Team of Friendship Socialist Countries. The 39 year old wishes for a change of pace with something safer than a Trabant 601.

When Trosschi is healed i could loan one of my other drivers for the latter half of the season if that interests you. On the condition that they don't get decapitated by Dywa's safety standards.


I will advise Trosschi to try another series then :)
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'Make it look like an accident comrade'
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Another driver RNG:
Dickenson-Lightley's new driver, Heywood Jablowme, has been presented with a similar demand to what Barry McKockiner refused — race under the Union Jack instead of his Home Country's flag.
1-50 — he immediately acquiesces to the demand, and shall race under the Union Jack.
51-94 — he does not acquiesce, but is still willing to race for the team under the condition he can race under y Ddraig Goch.
95-99 — he immediately walks out of the team.
100 — he accepts, but must under St. David's Cross instead.

10! Dickenson-Lightley have finally found themselves a replacement driver.
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Alphonse Fabron will continue as L.A.T.E.'s second driver.

The other seat is available for anyone interested.
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Aislabie wrote:Image Order of Racing

Just to confirm, we're going with "Order of Racing" as a team name
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Chechoslovak Nicholas krutzhoff will enter for GLB in the eastern bloc rounds in the car of Zhen Hong, Trosschi will do all other races from when she comes availabe. GLB has confirmed it has defenitely to do with Zhen Hong being Vietnamese.
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In their madcap signing, Dickenson-Lightley have done a Monisha Kaltenborn and accidentally signed two drivers to their second seat come 1979. Heywood Jablowme's signature was still wet on the paper when a deal was made with Javier Scarpetta, whose heroic podium at Pau drew the attention of the British team, to drive for them in the upcoming season.

However, as it was so late in the season, Dickenson-Lightley are going to run Jablowme at Pergusa as he is already prepared. Following that, Scarpetta will be run to the end of the season unless 1.) Jablowme gets an amazing result or 2.) Scarpetta is crap.

Most importantly, above all other things: Scarpetta has agreed that while he may run the Uruguayan flag on his car, he must enter under the Union Jack, especially with regard to his wiki. Not knowing what a wiki is, Scarpetta has dutifully accepted.

tl;dr Jablowme does round 1 and Scarpetta does the rest of the season.
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At long last, Dywa GP is back and infinitely more cars finished at Enna than the last time. :deletraz:

PRE-QUALIFYING REPORT
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Pre-Qualifying was marred with controversy after it transpired that the wrong team was told they failed to qualify. A number of teams only had one car set a time, and these teams were placed behind all teams who had both cars set a single lap. Though LATE should have failed to pre-qualify, the officials told Automotive SuperSport that they DNPQ'ed, and this error wasn't realised until after the race. The mistake has been attributed to a clerical error. As a result, however, Automotive SuperSport will be exempt from pre-qualifying for the following round at Imola. In any case, the fasted team overall in pre-qualifying was the new Soviet effort Racing Team of Friendship Socialist Countries, spearheaded by Dywa GP winner Nikolai Zorbin. The fastest overall time was set by 1978 Dywa GP runner-up Mike Zhen Hong, though his teammate, Hoji Imin, did not set a time.

  1. Racing Team of Friendship Socialist Countries: 3:28.483
  2. Bambini di San Marino: 3:29.026
  3. DYWA-HARD: 3.29.928
  4. Vaillante Équipe Dywa: 3:30.670
  5. Reception Carrot Team: 3:31.706
  6. Scuderia Verona: 3:32.928
  7. Great Leap Backward: 1:43.392
  8. Blockton Impact: 1:44.582
  9. Dickenson-Lightley: 1:44.803
  10. Order of Racing: 1:45.365
  11. Motorsports de Boulangerie Cochon Rose: 1:45.664
  12. Macchina Automobili Giorgio Armani: 1:45.693
  13. Automotive SuperSport: 1:47.683 (DNPQ by mistake)
  14. LATE: 1:48.252

QUALIFYING REPORT
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Qualifying was marred by accidents, in particular at the Pineta chicane. Many drivers were unable to navigate the corner without mistake, and this led to many drivers failing to set a time in at least one session, or badly compromising the laps that they did set. A combination of both of these woes befell Heywood Jablowme, whose sole representative lap was 25 seconds off the pace as a result; in many ways, the resultant DNQ vindicates Dickenson-Lightley's plans to replace him from Imola onwards with Uruguayan Javier Scarpetta. On pole was Italian Leopoldo Faraldo, but Soviet rookie Shota Kakhaberidze impressed on debut to put the nascent Blockton Impact on the front row.

RACE REPORT
Faraldo was unable to do much with his pole position, and within just a few corners, rookie Jacques Clouseau had passed both him and Kakhaberidze to take a comfortable lead. Further down the field, Ouragan would be punted off violently by Amalure Arrigorriagakoa as she came to lap him very early on. Clouseau would maintain the lead until his pit-stop, whereupon Kakhaberidze took over. The Soviet driver certainly had the pace to win (in fact, he set the fastest lap of the race), but unfortunately, he suffered one of many suspension failures to occur over the duration of the race. His team boss, the American Marcus Blockton, seemed pleased that the TV cameras got a good view of the phone number advertised on the car's bulkhead. Attrition was to be the name of the game, and cars started dropping like flies as the race progressed.
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"Good, good! Hell yeah! That's a perfect shot of the phone number!" — Marcus Blockton

The enigmatic Sentenza took the lead following Kakhaberidze's retirement, only for his engine to fail, handing the lead to Amalure Arrigorriagakoa. Clouseau was unable to threaten for the lead, for his gearbox packed up on him. Arrigorriagakoa was unable to convert this lead into a victory, as her engine also failed with just a few laps to go. Kakhaberidze's teammate, Max Speed, was now in prime position for a stunning debut win, with only three cars running as he came to start the final lap.
But there was one final twist to come, for his suspension would fail on this last lap, relegating him to a third place despite not finishing. Against all odds, Michel Vaillant would take the chequered flag in a story for the ages, and only last year's championship runner-up, Mike Zhen Hong, was also still on-track at the end of the race. Both drivers had driven rather unremarkable races, with multiple spins (including one each on the final lap), but somehow they were able to avoid inducing any mechanical failures on their Dywa-002s, and for this they were duly rewarded. Max Speed was classified third, despite failing to finish. Canadian rookie Pol Pott, Vaillant's teammate, was classified fourth, and the remaining two points positions were taken by Amalure Arrigorriagakoa and Giacomo Campatelli.
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Michel Vaillant takes his second career Dywa GP victory

FINAL CLASSIFICATION
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FASTEST LAPS
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Drive of the Race: Michel Vaillant/Mike Zhen Hong — the first drivers to complete a full race distance around Enna-Pergusa in Dywa GP history.
Reject of the Race: Heywood Jablowme — being as far off the pace as he was in qualifying was pretty inexcusable, and this total dearth of pace has made Dickenson-Lightley's decision before the weekend that he would be replaced after it look almost inspired.

INJURY REPORT
Ouragan was vibe-checked by Amalure Arrigorriagakoa.
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1-15: Suffers a concussion and becomes a better driver
16-35: Bruising — 'reduced' stats
36-55: Dislocated hip — misses one race
56-75: Broken collarbone — misses three races
76-89: Broken pelvis — misses rest of season
90-99: Blunt force trauma — Second RNG...
100: He suffers a concussion and he becomes the best driver of all time

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Re: 1979 Dywa GP — Enna Results Up!

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After the Dickenson Lightley mechanics joked that Jablowme had perhaps had a few too many ham and cheese sandwiches before the session, it was revealed upon the Welshman's return to the pits that he had been eating during his qualifying lap.

Scarpetta cannot get in the car soon enough. At least Graves was quick! :facepalm:
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Re: 1979 Dywa GP — Enna Results Up!

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Very Outstanding Motorist's International Times wrote:Questions raised about "Ouragan" at the Dywa Pirelli Gran Premio del Made in Italy e dell'Emilia-Romagna

The (in)famous Scuderia Verona driver "Ouragan" has attracted the attention of the Dywa Grand Prix paddock this weekend with a performance described by self-proclaimed neutral observer George Lightley as "most out of character".

Quite unlike his typical performances, "Ouragan" found strong pace throughout the race, leading several laps before retiring from the race late on.

"It simply wasn't Ouragan in that car", said one anonymous source, "not only did he drive the car with reasonable skill, but he also jumped out of the vehicle and over the barrier in a way that is unlikely for a man in his sixties."

A second anonymous source, stood next to our first anonymous source in their team garage, agreed, adding "we'd long suspected that he did this in qualifying but no-one really cared because it was always Ouragan on race day. But to do it in the race as well clearly crosses a line".

Rumours suggest that among the teams protesting will be Dickenson-Lightley, Order of Racing, Automotive Super Sport and Dywa HARD, who believe that this (and nothing that went before) brings the sport into disrepute.
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Dickenson-Lightley confirms that the news reports are true. THIS is where we draw the line. It's time for us to discover:

"Who is Ouragan?"
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DYWA HARD are reluctant to support an investigation into the identity of Ouragan in the event it will spark an investigation into the identities of their two drivers.
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Marcus Blockton wrote:
"What's all this fuss goin' on about 'Ouragan'? How d'ya even pronounce that? 'Ooh-rah-gan'? 'Our-ragan'? 'Our...reagan?'

'Our Reagan'?!?

...oh Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, this guy's givin' me the heebie-jeebies already. That name just sends chills up my spine..."


Blockton expresses its intention to support the calls for a formal investigation into the identity of the driver presently racing under the pseudonym of "Ouragan"; Blockton shall nevertheless decline to offer an explicit rationale for its decision.
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Re: 1979 Dywa GP — Imola Results Up!

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PRE-QUALIFYING REPORT

Pre-qualifying comprised of only thirteen teams, as Automotive SuperSport did not participate, having been granted an exemption from pre-qualifying as a result of the mix-up at Enna. Despite being second-fastest in the session, Nikolai Zorbin failed to pre-qualify because of mechanical gremlins preventing his teammate, Karl Gustav Schneider, from running.

  1. Dickenson-Lightley: 3:12.178
  2. Euskadi Lasterketa: 3:12.223
  3. Motorsports de Boulangerie Cochon Rose: 3:12.497
  4. Great Leap Backward: 3:12.620
  5. Bambini di San Marino: 3:12.675
  6. DYWA-HARD: 3:12.944
  7. Reception Carrot Team: 3:15.141
  8. Macchina Automobili Giorgio Armani: 3:15.196
  9. Scuderia Verona: 3:15.326
  10. Order of Racing: 3:15.921
  11. Blockton Impact: 3:16.126
  12. Latin Auto Technology Enterprises: 3:19.074
  13. Racing Team of Friendship Socialist Countries: 1:35.810 (DNPQ)

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QUALIFYING REPORT

Despite their bye from pre-qualifying, Automotive SuperSport did nothing with it and both drivers were noticeably off the pace. At the other end of the field, Leopoldo Faraldo secured back-to-back pole positions, while his teammate Ouragan raised many an eyebrow by qualifying in the dizzying heights of 17th.

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RACE REPORT

The first half of the race was dominated by Euskadi Lasterketa. Both their drivers had excellent starts and it was not long before Arrigorriagakoa and Etxeberria were running 1-2, having also taken advantage of the myriad mistakes made by their rivals at Aqua Minerale. Such was Arrigorriagakoa's lead that when she came in for her pitstop, she was still running second when she left the pits. However, the Basque drivers' blistering pace had put too much strain on their engines, and they each blew their engines within a lap of one another. This blew the race wide open.
As mentioned earlier, Aqua Minerale was a persistent source of woe for the competitors, and there were a large number of very silly accidents, ranging from both Dickenson-Lightley cars spinning off there at the same time independent of one another, to a rather scary collision involving "Sentenza", Mike Zhen Hong and Max Speed.
However, the true stars of the show today were drivers racing under pseudonyms. "Ouragan" raised many eyebrows with his atypically-fast pace, which even saw him lead for a number of laps before a loose wheel dashed his hopes for victory. In the end, it was the enigmatic 'Sentenza' that took the win, becoming the first of the new drivers to win a race in 1979.

FINAL CLASSIFICATION
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FASTEST LAPS

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Drive of the Race: "Ouragan" — Ouragan's transformation from an on-track hazard to a contender for race wins in just a single race has many in the paddock raising questions as to the true identity of the man under the helmet.
Reject of the Race: Euskadi Lasterketa — The Basque drivers threw away a surefire 1-2 by pushing their engines too hard too early.

INJURY REPORT
While Max Speed did not crash out of the race, his car sustained a rather violent impact at Aqua Minerale, one of the myriad collisions at that corner during the race, where he was hit by two other cars. He hit Mike Zhen Hong who had carelessly spun off, and then was later hit by another car. Miraculously, the car kept going for another few laps until it broke down, but that doesn't mean our intrepid hero is safe.
1-30 — Unharmed
31-70 Concussion — reduced stats for next race
71-90 Internal Bleeding — Misses next three races
91-100 Blunt Force Trauma — second RNG
45! He'll be fine.

Marcus Blockton wrote:"Concussion! Ha ha! violently slaps the back of Speed's head Maybe that'll jiggle things around, make 'ya faster! Ha ha ha!"

Max Speed will certainly be fine.

Next up, the winner of the race, the elusive "Sentenza".
Despite winning the race, he was involved in a comparable incident to Max Speed, but it wasn't quite as violent.
1-90 Unharmed
91-100 Concussion — reduced stats for next race
33!
He's actually fine.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
Dywa GP Communiqué wrote:
Very Outstanding Motorist's International Times wrote:Questions raised about "Ouragan" at the Dywa Pirelli Gran Premio del Made in Italy e dell'Emilia-Romagna

The (in)famous Scuderia Verona driver "Ouragan" has attracted the attention of the Dywa Grand Prix paddock this weekend with a performance described by self-proclaimed neutral observer George Lightley as "most out of character".

Quite unlike his typical performances, "Ouragan" found strong pace throughout the race, leading several laps before retiring from the race late on.

"It simply wasn't Ouragan in that car", said one anonymous source, "not only did he drive the car with reasonable skill, but he also jumped out of the vehicle and over the barrier in a way that is unlikely for a man in his sixties."

A second anonymous source, stood next to our first anonymous source in their team garage, agreed, adding "we'd long suspected that he did this in qualifying but no-one really cared because it was always Ouragan on race day. But to do it in the race as well clearly crosses a line".

Rumours suggest that among the teams protesting will be Dickenson-Lightley, Order of Racing, Automotive Super Sport and Dywa HARD, who believe that this (and nothing that went before) brings the sport into disrepute.

The concerns raised by the aforementioned teams as to the identity of the driver of Car #9 for Scuderia Verona, under the alias 'Ouragan', have been noted. A thorough investigation into proceedings will be carried out.
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