Virtual GP Monaco and other weekend highlights

Virtual GP Monaco and other weekend highlights

The upcoming weekend is stacked with many exciting esports racing events. Here are some highlights.
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Does Leclerc stage comeback at home?

This week’s Virtual Grand Prix is taking us to the prestigious street circuit of Monaco. Even though the final grid will only be released shortly before the race takes place, it is almost safe to say that Albon, Leclerc and co. will give us an exciting and unpredictable race once again.

Especially Leclerc could start with a chip on his shoulder. The Monegasque driver has started strong with two wins in his first two races but remained without success ever since. So, in his home race he will for sure try to up the ante and reach the top again.

source:Codemasters, Youtube

As the past races showed, the Virtual Grand Prix can be rather wild. We had four different winners in five races.

It remains to be seen which celebrities join the established pros this time. Ben Stokes, Thibaut Courtois, Liam Payne and Ian Poulter have all entered the field on one or more occasions.

Supercup: Will we finally see a clear favorite?

The 2020 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, one of the most hyped racing esport series of the year, goes into its third round.
The race at Dorlington Park Circuit will surely bring us another round of excellent racing. The participants will battle for the top of the standings that look like this at the moment:

source: iRacing

The top drivers are really close to one another, due to the fact that race winner tended to blunder in consecutive rounds.

For instance, Sebastian Job was able to win the first race but carried home a poor 34th place in the second round.
Meanwhile German sim racing icon and highest rated iRacing driver Max Benecke got the top of the podium in both the sprint and main race in round 2 but ended up on P27 in the first round.

Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup
source: iRacing, Youtube

Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup features a sprint race as well that provides half the points of the main race. On top of that, the best qualifiers also earn some points. This means consistency is key .

Don’t miss the action, starting Saturday at 1 PM CEST live on iRacing’s Youtube channel.

Wehrlein within triple reach

The Formula E Race at Home Challenge Series has brought us some awesome racing action.
From massive crashes like last week’s turn one turmoil to ambitious overtaking and deliberate takeouts, viewers were spoiled with high level sim racing and not-so-serious entertainment so far.

Pascal Wehrlein won last week’s race, as he was able to avoid disaster and crashes , thus securing his second win in a row.

ABB Formula E, Twitter
image source: ABB Formula E, Twitter

The round’s racetrack is often released just before the event starts to give all drivers equal chances.
But what we do know is that if you tune in to Formula E’s Youtube channel on Saturday at 2.30 PM CEST you will be entertained.

AM series round two is looking to impress again

The amateur division of the Sro Esports GT Series reaches its second race after a first run at Silverstone last week.
This time the AM series visits Schumacher’s living room, the ever so exciting Belgium circuit of Spa-Francorchamps.

The AM series features a field of online racers who qualified through a couple of challenges. It is the lowest tier of the event which also features the Pro and Silver Series.

The AM series
image source: Race Department, Youtube

Last week’s winner Nizar Sahraoui looks to repeat his success as he takes his Bentley to the track once more.

The AM Series features five rounds of races. The next stop after the upcoming weekend takes the event to Nürburgring.

If you want to follow the action tune it to the SRO Esports Youtube channel on Saturday.