Esports racing action non-stop: F1 Esports Pro Series, Repco Supercars Pro Eseries and World of Outlaws host next races.
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Six podiums in six races, three first place finishes: Jarno Opmeer seems well underway to win the F1 Esports Pro Series 2020. With 123 points under his belt, the Dutchman is ahead of Marcel Kiefer (96) and Frede Rasmussen (89). The two Red Bull drivers are the only ones who can contest Opmeer’s championship after the season’s halftime.
The next three races will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will determine whether Alfa Romeo’s racing ace will continue his dominant performance or whether one of his pursuers can bridge the tremendous gap in points. Reigning world champion David Tonizza is another player to watch.
After winning Race 2 at Hanoi Street Circuit, the Italian hasn’t been able to live up to the extremely high expectations. In the standings he is tied in points with another world champion: Brendon Leigh, two-time F1 Esports winner, having accumulated merely 26 points. Another title seems to be very far away for both of them.
The first of three races kicks off on Tuesday, 8.30 PM CET, qualifying begins at 4.30 PM CET. You can watch the action on Formula 1’s Twitch channel.
Supercars Down Under
The Australian Repco Supercars Pro Eseries on iRacing stages Round 4 on Tuesday. After its first three rounds, sim racing ace Joshua K Rogers leads the standings. The 20-year-old 2019 Porsche Esports Supercup champion won four out of eight races, underlining his dominant performance.
His most challenging opponents are three-time iRacing V8 Supercars champion Dayne Warren and iRacing veteran Madison Down. Both racers could very well overtake Rogers in the standings – especially due to the reverse-grid format of the event which adds more spice to competition.
Round 4 takes us to Michigan International Speedway for two sprint races and to Autodromo Nazionale Monza for a regular one. If you are interested in the series, make sure you tune in on Supercars’ official YouTube channel at 10 AM CET (8.30 PM AEDT).
World of Outlaws – Who’s going to challenge the king?
2020/2021 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Championship Series has only seen one event, but again it was Alex Bergeron who emerged victorious. The Canadian won the last two iterations of the series – both times with a solid lead.
Last week, Race 1 at Volusia Speedway Park foreshadowed another strong season for Bergeron, placing first in both the Heat and Feature race. Sure, nothing has been decided yet in this 9-race series. However, the 2018 and 2019 season both kicked off with a Bergeron victory – surely a good omen for the 20-year-old.
If you want to see the series live, visit iRacing’s YouTube channel on Wednesday 1 AM CET.
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