TWITCH: Bezerka_3 YOUTUBE: Bezerka3 My Amazing Achievements: Winner of Race 3 in the Stock Caddy Endurance In SATCC S4 I overtook someone. In MCEC S3 I crashed. In the Atomic Tires Brioso R/A Cup I was overtaken.
Devin Weston:Welcome back everyone, we haven't see each other since the press conference before the season. We are here, because my drivers still didn't got a chance to have a press conference with Cloud Sport. First of all, what a season! It can't be said enough time, really nice battle for the title, nice races, amazing overtakes and excitement. Like last time, I didn't come alone, today once again I'm joined with Devin Weston Racing 2 drivers Codex_PT84✈🚁🚘 and Benimi . DWR selected you 2 because we saw potintial in you, potential to improve, to be better, and both of you finished in the best position on the last race of the season. First to Codex, you were very ambitious before the season, but at the same time you had both of your legs on the ground. You said you want to get points during the season, and you got a 6th position on the last race of the season. How do you feel about your performance during the season?
Codex_PT84: I feel I left my team and teammate down. No one wants to be last. I guess I spent too much time on cloud 9. It's time to get a hold of myself and onto the next season that already starts to look promissing. And with the 6th place right on the last race, even though the car was not tuned properly, it was a great way to finish off the season. Along with my teammate's 1st place!
Devin Weston:No on to you Benimi, you set very straight forward goals to yourself, score points most of the races and win a race. And here we are at the end of the season, you scored points in 11 races out of 16, only 6 people was able to do it more times than you. And of course you did get the victory you dreamed of on the season final. What are your thoughts of your performance of the season?
Benimi: The start of the season was really unlucky, like how it was in the end of the season before, but things turned to their bright side really quickly, I gained pace from the better finishes and the streak didn't stop until Del Pero, where lady Fortuna wasn't on my side once again. I'm really happy because I finnished the season as a winner, after screwing the other opportunities to a good result. I'm not completly satisfied with all of my results, but overall I think it was a good season. 2 of my bigest weakpoint was in season 3 my starts and getting into rythm, but this season I was able to have the same or even better starts than the Banshees (well known best starten in the championship), and was able to lead the race in first few laps in multiple races.
Devin Weston: After spending the season in the Verlierer, do you guys think did we choose the right car?
Benimi: To be honest I have mixed feelings. Before the season my first choice was the Comet, which turned out the best car of the season, but that cars were sold too early, so we decided to be brave and choose a car no other team did. Well this changed to the end of the season fortunet or unfortunet? I have no idea, when Augury switched the more experienced drivers gave us a really hard time, but it was looking like, we know how to set the car up better, so props to the engineers for it. Later the factory team switched as well and I got an invite for a collective test with the number 1 driver of the team, Smithy himself. This test were benefitial for both of us, they got data from us, and got good base set ups, and I was able to see Smithy in action from really close, which gave me the edge against the Augury drivers. Also this was my second season with a Bravado, and both season I got a car in an engine in it which missed some of the explosions time-to-time, so it was down on power, for compensate this we set the car up to have as much straight line speed as it can, which was enought to match the the speed of the Minty-fresh Verlierers' speed (they were set to cornering speed), and occasionally beat it, and it was my job to get back the lost time in the corners, which wasn't easy. And there was the 2 factory driver, with a car much faster on the straights, and Smithy wasn't slow in the corners either. And there is the fact, the performance of the car on the straights shadowed my performance in battles in the media, and between the drivers, for example I did a perfect cut back on Ovivo in Montréal, and everybody was saying I only got the position back, because my car was faster on the straight. I enjoyed driving the car most of the time, but it wasn't a walk in the park on a sunny day.
Codex_PT84: At 1st you hate, but once you get a grip you'll love it. Of course the straight line speed it was a pro but the understeer it was a major con because without spending hours and hours of setting up the car properly you were the slowest car on the corners and in tracks with alot of them, it wasn't easy. Maybe we'll have to test other car to see if investing in the Loser will be an necessary risk.
Devin Weston: The rules are changing for next season, new cars, new tracks, new name. How will you prepare for the next season after the well deserved holidays?
Codex_PT84: I can't say I'm not excited torwards next season. It's good to now that this championship is atracting new construters and new car types. But I'm eager to see how the new outlet of the tracks and new tarmarc will make it more competitive championship.
Benimi: With the energy I got from the race win, I want to go back to the racetrack as soon as possible. First we need to analize the new car line up and select the car both me and Codex the most comfortable with. And for next season I'll make sure I'll get a car with an engine capable of 100% performance all the time.
An interview with the first ever SATCC double world champion, OvivoJR.
By Allen James, Cloud Sports
There was tension going into the last races – races 15 and 16 – of season 4 of SATCC. On paper, Ovivo was the most successful driver in terms of averaging position; but his main rival, Smithyonetwelve of Bravado FlyUS Racing, was closing fast. Ovivo’s lead was slim, and he still had a white card in hand. The tracks, On the YARN in particular, would work with his opponent’s Verlierer.
Then, Smithy turned up, and was not on his game.
JA: You’re in the green room after the race. The FIA do the calculations, and assuming 25pts for a win at on the YARN for Smithy with 0 points for you, due to your white card, you’ve won by 1 point. How do you feel at this point?
Ovivo: At this moment everything felt quite surreal. Empty, happy, amazed, reliefed! I have won the title three seasons ago but this time it was a totally different story. Winning the title was not up to me anymore. Even with a win I was depending on Smithy to not score better than 8th position. We all know how unlikely this was after how great he performed over the season. I knew I could win Del Perro but I did not think Smithy would do me such a favor. Winning by such a small margin was just incredible. Most likely the best of my titles so far!
JA: Not only did you win the Driver’s Championship by a point, but you find out that your team also won the Constructors. DNL_Jackson finished in 5th; his best result yet. And the second title for a Pfister factory team. What was the atmosphere like for you guys? Did you believe you’d get both crowns?
Ovivo: Dnl_Jackson stepped up his game by a big margin. With his 5th place this season he has reached beyond our imagination. We were confident to win the team championship going into the second half of the season. The atmosphere was very professional all the way along. We knew our goal and focused to reach it. It is great for Pfister to get their 2nd title in SATCC. A great team effort! Did we believe we can get both crowns? Yes we did. But it was a hard fight to get there.
JA: You said you didn’t expect the victory; in yoru mind, was Smithy that much of a thread?
Ovivo: Absolutely! He had the title in his hands. With his performance in the second half of the season he seemed to look like the upcoming champion. His race pace was blindingly quick and all I could focus on was minimising the damage by getting 2nd behind him. Luckily the racing gods were on my side. Not playing my whitecard seemed like a disadvantage but turned out the be the best thing I could have done after my engine breakdown on OTY. It was a great battle between the two of us. Much respect!
JA: If you look back on this season; would you say the biggest challenge you had was? The car, the circuits, your competitors?
Ovivo: If got to say its a combination of all three. Trackbalance, car performance and competitors all made it challenging.
JA: You chose the Comet, a car you’ve had a well-documented history with, calling it a “curb boosting piece of cake”. So I wonder, after a rare non-podium appearance at Parson’s Loop, did you ever wonder if your season was going to be incredibly difficult or did you see Parsons as more of an exception?
Ovivo: The start into the season was clearly not optimal. I thought of getting a podium on the track but in the end found myself struggeling to get into the top 12. So yes this was a setback and not expected. But I guess this was just the way of the Comet to give me a payback for calling it "a piece of cake". After that race we got along quite well!
JA: What’s the plan now? You have 2 months off until SAGTC, will we see wild snapmatic pictures of you partying in Liberty City or Vice City?