Round 4: Vanautu
The F1 Rejects dream is alive - a race in Vanautu has finally arrived. It isn't F1 though, but the much more entertaining REECCS.
You thought the first few races were crazy? Well, as the words to a popular '70's rock song go, "You 'ain't seen nothing yet". The Vanautu track is a huge oval, however to spice things up, the track owners added a few chicanes and a very narrow hairpin section. This hairpin section proved the undoing of many drivers, and if you were in a Dacia, Lada or Wartburg, your chances of making it through unscathed were nil. Combine this with the fact that the start finish timer didn't extend to the pits meant that this was nearly the craziest race in REECCS history.
It is just about impossible to go into detail about this race in this review given that there was so much action, so lets just say that all of the Ladas crashed at the hairpin, along with just about everyone else, except for the Polski-Fiats, who drifted their way through the hairpins (though were gutless through the rest of the lap, meaning some Skodas were in the mix for the top positions). The biggest surprise of the race was the fact that two Trabants finished in the points! Back at the front, it was Rafel Lepel who won from Samael Meerwick and Tetsuya Takagi.
No awards will be given for this race.