R8G Esports was a transparent blue wave with its pair of eX ZERO prototypes surviving accidents in the course of the closely-consented ranges to safe each spots within the Tremendous Remaining. In the long run, R8G Esports’ Risto Kappet took victory forward of teammate Gordon Mutch.
After ten thrilling 2-car duels throughout Stage 1, headline native star Robin Frijns, the present Components E chief, entered the fray as a wild card in Stage 2 and proceeded to win the race. The Dutchman’s cost sadly got here to an finish with a crash in Stage 3, after contact with Dries Vanthoor. Accidents would play an important function within the subsequent ranges. Risto Kappet and Lasse Sørensen received the heats in Stage 3, the quarter finals.
For Lasse Sørensen, the winner of the primary two eX Prix occasions of the season, Stage 4 (Semi Finals) noticed the younger Dane from TK9 E-SPEED recovering from a spectacular function over after former Components One racer Bruno Senna and native Dutch girl racer Beitske Visser made contact.
Sørensen recovered from the crash and completed third behind Senna and racewinner Mutch. R8G Esports additionally headed Stage 4 with Kappet within the esports driver race. The Remaining lined up with professional racers Mutch, Senna and Sørensen going through off towards the esports drivers Liam de Waal, Kappet and Luca Kita. An all-blue R8G Esports entrance row led the way in which on the opening lap, intently pursued by de Waal and Kita. Sørensen and Senna had been once more within the wars with a contact from Sørensen sending Senna into the wall with the Brazilian coming to a halt on his facet.
Crash of #16, Bruno Senna, Williams Esports (professional)
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A pleasant faucet from Sørensen put Senna again on all 4 wheels, however the two professional drivers had been clearly out of the operating to make it into the Tremendous Remaining. Again on the entrance, de Waal gave the native followers one thing to cheer about as he broke the blue R8G Esports stronghold on the race when he took the lead on the second lap. The high-speed practice of 4 vehicles had been virtually inseparable on the penultimate lap when Kappet touched Mutch and de Waal, leading to a second for all 4 drivers. With differing quantities of harm, all of them managed to proceed.
Mutch handed de Waal for the lead shortly earlier than de Waal and Kita got here collectively and crashed. In the long run, de Waal completed third and clinched a podium on dwelling soil, while Mutch received the Remaining forward of Kappet. This allowed the pairing from Romain Grosjean’s R8G Esports crew to safe the first-ever lockout for a crew within the Tremendous Remaining. Stage 6 witnessed a clear show of respectful driving from the R8G Esports duo. Mutch and Kappet swapped positions all through the lap and went side-by-side a number of occasions. It got here down to slide streaming on the sprint to the end line. Despite being at a perceived drawback of main out of the ultimate nook, Kappet managed to edge out a quick approaching Mutch to win by a margin of 0.014 seconds, the closest end in World eX thus far and the primary for an esports driver.
#29, Liam de Waal, Patrick Lengthy Esports (esports) leads
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“It was an excellent race and great for R8G Esports,” says Kappet. “The degrees with the development and pleasure carry on increase throughout these occasions and this makes World eX nice enjoyable.” “We noticed some terrific slip streaming and nail-biting racing right this moment,” says Mike Rockenfeller, the Le Mans winner and former DTM champion who can be a founding father of World eX. “There have been fairly just a few incidents all through the degrees, but additionally good arduous racing. Congratulations to Romain’s R8G Esports crew with Risto and Mutch.”
2021 RCCO World eX Championship – #MaastrichteXPrix Outcomes
1st # 10 Risto Kappet (EST) R8G Esports (esports)
2nd #8 Gordon Mutch (GB) R8G Esports (professional)
third #29 Liam de Waal (NL) Patrick Lengthy Esports (esports)
4th #11 Luca Kita (D) Biela Racing Workforce EURONICS (esports)
fifth #7 Lasse Sørensen (DK) TK9 E-SPEED (professional)
sixth # 6 Bruno Senna (BR) Williams Esports (professional)
seventh #28 Thomas Schmid (CH) NIANCO esports (esports)
eighth #31 Fabrice Cornélis (B) Esports Workforce WRT (esports)
ninth #89 Beitske Visser (NL) BS+COMPETITION (professional)
tenth #27 Alen Terzic (SLO) BS+COMPETITION (esports)
eleventh #32 Dries Vanthoor (B) Esports Workforce WRT (professional)
twelfth #15 Patric Niederhauser (CH) NIANCO esports (professional)
thirteenth #21 Josh Purwien (AUS) Axle Sports activities (esports)
14th #9 Andreas Jochimsen (DK) TK9 E-SPEED (esports)
fifteenth #45 Frank Biela (D) Biela Racing Workforce EURONICS (professional)
sixteenth #61 Robin Frijns (NL) Wild Card (professional)
seventeenth #99 Michi Hoyer (D) Absolute Racing (esports)
18th #98 Martin Stefanko (CZ) Williams Esports (esports)
nineteenth #22 Alister Yoong (MAL) Axle Sports activities (professional)
twentieth #20 Ye Yifei (CHN) Absolute Racing (professional)
twenty first #33 Gabby Chaves (USA) Patrick Lengthy Esports (professional)
twenty second #62 Lennard Rau (D) Wild Card (esports)
Quickest Lap: Gordon Mutch (GB) R8G Esports (professional), 2m 07.667s
Subsequent Race: eX Prix of Brazil, Interlagos
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