Gripping races in three tournaments took place last weekend – we keep you updated in our recap.
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The 2020 iRacing Rallycross World Championship and the ADAC GT Masters eSports 2020 both advanced into their next round while the virtual series of the FIA World Touring Car Cup began its sixth season with a thrilling opener.
Jon Robertson extends his lead in the iRX
Jon Robertson was victorious in the iRacing Rallycross World Championship with his first feature win of the year at Atlanta this past weekend. The driver for Team Yokohama took a lights-to-flag victory after seeing off opening lap pressure from his team-mate Yohann Harth and SET Esports’ Tommi Hallman. Robertson opted to take his joker lap on the first lap and dominated the race thereafter. He becomes the third different race winner in as many rounds.
Harth finished 1.441 seconds behind his Yokohama stablemate while Hallman completed the top three. Jonne Ollikainen – winner of the previous round – finished in fourth place ahead of 2019 series champion Mitchell deJong.
Difficult round 3 of iRX World Championship @amsupdates 🇺🇸— Jonne Ollikainen (@OllikainenJ44) October 18, 2020
After bad Qualifying I found my way to finish Feature race in a decent P4 to secure some important points for the championship🏁
Sitting P2 in championship standings going into round 4 next week pic.twitter.com/IuPlaFzu0g
Former World Rally Championship driver Kristian Sohlberg was victorious in the All-Star Invitational event. Three-time Global Rallycross champion Scott Speed charged from 10th on the grid to finish in second place, just seven-tenths shy of taking the win. Speed had to recover from having to serve a slow-down penalty for exceeding track limits earlier in the race.
Williams drivers shine in latest ADAC GT round
Williams Esports’ Jack Keithley claimed his second race win of the 2020 ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship in dominant fashion at the Red Bull Ring. Keithley passed polesitter Marko Pejic into the first of the two sweeping left-handers in the final sector of the circuit to take the lead on the opening lap.
Cannot believe it! Got my 2nd win of the season in the @gtmasters @raceroom #Esports championship at Red Bull Ring! 😎🏆 Redemption after getting spun at Hockenheim. But, let’s keep this up! #Esports #Simracing #Eracing #Win #williamesports pic.twitter.com/TpBigaKsXh— @JackKeithley (@JackKeithley44) October 17, 2020
Keithley was able to control the race from the front of the field. Moritz Löhner completed a 1-2 finish for Williams. Pejic rounded out the podium positions ahead of Kuba Brzezinski, who battled from ninth on the grid to finish in fourth place.
Brzezinski’s Williams team-mate Nikodem Wisniewski saw his championship lead slashed to six points after he finished the race in sixth place behind Red Bull Esports’ Nestor Garcia.
Baldi unbeatable in WTCR Esports opener
The sixth season of the official esports tournament of the World Touring Car Cup got underway this past Sunday at the Hungaroring on RaceRoom. Gergo Baldi was victorious in all three races in his virtual Hyundai machine to bag the maximum 75 available points from the opening round of the championship.
Baldi’s M1RA Esports’ team-mate David Nagy scored the second-most points of any driver with a brace of podium finishes in the first two races. 2018 series champion Bence Banki sits third in the drivers’ championship for Red Bull Esports with four further rounds still to come.
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