Michelisz climbed to the second place in the WTCR Championship standings, BMW SIM 120 Cup ends in thriller.
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First up we’ve got the fifth round of the Pre-Season Esports WTCR Championship 2020 on RaceRoom Racing Experience. In an action-filled race it was the Hungarian Norbert Michelisz who drove himself to title contention. Michelisz is now in second place with only six points removed from leader Yann Ehrlacher, with Esteban Guerrieri moving down to third place.
#RaceAtHome preview! 🚀@YannEhrlacher plans to capitalise on the momentum generated by scoring his first Pre-season Esports #WTCR Championship victory when the online series resumes at a virtual Ningbo International Speedpark in China on Sunday night.— FIA WTCR (@FIA_WTCR) July 3, 2020
👉🏻 https://t.co/R6QuCGJvYG pic.twitter.com/mZy4d9okmc
Race one was won convincingly by Ehrlacher, his second victory in the Pre-season Esports WTCR. Driving for Cyan Racing Lynk & Co he made the most of his pole position, with Norbert Michelisz taking seventh place. In race two Aurélien Comte started at the front of the grid and led in the early laps. It was however Norbert Michelisz who could overtake him and eventually finished first, with Mato Homola (Slovakia) taking second place.
The next round of the Pre-Season Esports WCTR Championship takes place on July 12 on the Circuito da Guia and will be broadcasted on Eurosport.
Pawlowski and Kammerer move on to The Real Race Grand Final
In The Real Race, Lamborghini’s esports racing tournament on Assetto Corsa, we entered the third round at Nürburgring. After 24 laps it was the Polish Kamil Pawlowski (representing Thrustmaster) who came out on top, with German Arthur Kammerer and Denis Grabovskii finishing in second and third place respectively.
Pole position ✅— Kamil Pawlowski (khaki) (@khakiSimracing) July 5, 2020
Race Win ✅
Fastest lap of the race ✅
Qualified on the Lamborghini The Real Race Live Grand Final in Italy ✅🔥😜
Perfect race!!! Awesome pace, consistency and tire management! Now, let’s repeat it in the Finale later this year! 😎@TMThrustmaster pic.twitter.com/0j0MnKKMxZ
Thanks to his victory Kamil Pawlowski has qualified himself for the Real Race Grand Final in September. Arthur Kammerer who took home second place, driving for G2 Esports, also secured himself a Grand Final spot. The next round of the tournament will take place on July 19, with qualifiers from July 10 until July 16. The race will be held at Suzuka.
Williams Esports victorious in BMW SIM 120 Cup
Sami-Matti Trogen (Finland) and Agustin Canapino (Argentina), both drivers for Williams Esports, were victorious in the fourth round of the iRacing BMW SIM 120 Cup. Both drivers qualified for the BMW SIM Live event that is set to take place later in the year.
“Great race in BMW SIM 120 Cup today with a huge fight for the win. it definitely was one of the best races of the season, big thanks to Canapino and Williams Esports!” – Sami-Matti Trogen
Their victory ended up being a real nail-biter up until the end. Sami-Matti Trogen raced for the first half of the race, with Canapino taking over for the second half. It was Canapino who eventually passed the Williams Esports Fanatec car on the Kemmel straight of Spa-Francorchamps with three minutes remaining, leading to a victory.
People who want to see the next round of the BMW SIM 120 Cup can do so on September 20, when the race takes place at Road Atlanta.