Weekend Recap: New iRx winner & MotoGP dominance

Weekend Recap: New iRx winner & MotoGP dominance

Hallman is a maiden winner in iRX, TGL final and the Montenegro brothers dominate MotoGP’s Esport championship.

Photo Credit: MotoGp

Montenegro brothers continue to dominate MotoGP

Williams Esports’ Adrian ‘Williams_Adrian’ Montenegro Sanchez’ took another stride towards winning the 2020 MotoGP eSport Championship with two hard-fought victories in the fifth and sixth races of the season.

Adrian Montenegro led home his brother Cristian ‘Williams_Cristian’ Montenegro Sanchez by 1.706 seconds in the opening race at Misano.

The second race at Phillip Island proved to be a three-horse race between the Montenegro brothers and two-time series champion Lorenzo ‘trastevere73’ Daretti. Adrian edged his brother by just 0.368s to take his fifth win from the first six races.

Adrian leaves the penultimate round of the year with a 39-point points lead over his brother with Daretti in third place, some 61 points adrift. Fortunately for Adrian’s rivals, the final two races of the year will offer double points, but it will be difficult for anyone to prevent on-form Adrian from capturing the crown. The final event will take place on November 27th, with races at Silverstone and Valencia.

New Rallycross winner shines

Tommi Hallman earned his maiden 2020 iRacing Rallycross World Championship win in the fifth round of the series at Lånkebanen (HellRX) with a crushing performance throughout the event.

Hallman became the fifth different polesitter in five rounds and dominated the opening heat to secure his place in the final. Mitchell deJong – still awaiting his first win of the 2020 season – beat championship leader Jon Robertson to win the second heat while Adria Perez and Rasmus Tuominen were victorious in the third and fourth heats respectively.

SET Esports’ Hallman led the early stages of the final feature race from pole while deJong opted to take his joker on the opening lap. Hallman built a sizeable advantage out front, that left him with a comfortable leading advantage when he took his joker on lap seven of the 10-lap encounter.

Hallman ended up taking his maiden iRX win in dominant fashion, while deJong secured another podium in second place and Ilari Lamminsivu – who won the first event of the season at Hell – completed the top three places. Robertson finished down in seventh place, but he still holds an 11-point lead in the drivers’ championship after five of the nine events.

Ex-Formula 1 driver and multiple real-world rallycross champion Scott Speed triumphed in the All-Star Invitational event, which ran before the sim racers took to the virtual course.

CarlJr. defends his Trackmania crown

The final of the Trackmania Grand League – Fall 2020 Season showed once again how much the game can entertain. After an exciting season full of superb Trackmania action the Canadian Carl-Antoni ‘CarlJr.’ Cloutier showed why he had a lot of success over the course of the year, by dominating the competition.

Trackmania expert and Journalist ‘Eirik Holdal‘ even called CarlJr: “The greatest Trackmania player of all time.”

The finale itself saw many electrifying moments on the multiple streams it was broadcasted on. Maybe the most emotional was the French stream that saw a masked up crew of casters go crazy after the result.

Looking ahead at what’s to come, Eirik Holdal gave us a little preview: “My predictions for Trackmania Grand League – Winter 2021 Season is going to like this one. It’s going to be either Carl-Antoni ‘CarlJr.’ Cloutier again, Gwendal ‘Gwen’ Duparc, Thomas ‘Pac’ Cole or Martin ‘Kappa’ Krompolc taking the title home.”

No matter what the future holds for the Trackmania Grand League, we can be sure that it will be more exciting than ever.

What do you think was the most exciting event of the weekend? Tell us on Twitter at @overtake_gg!

Creating a brand-new platform for esports racing comes from a necessity the community was lacking. Because esports racing has taken the whole world, it deserves a proper stage to shine. With fans all over the globe, OverTake is here to unite them all in one place – a bold move that we’re up to achieve together with the community.