It went down to the wire! Sit back and enjoy the fifth race of the 2021

The MotoGP™ eSport Championship continues to thrill and surprise in equal measure, with two dramatic races in the third round of this year’s Global Series leaving the four-way title fight finely poised. 

Two heavyweights of the series – reigning champion Adriaan_26 and the 2017 and 2018 victor Trast73 – are separated by just seven points with six races played. What’s more, new star PieroRicciuti55_ and 2019 champ AndrewZh are still in touch, with all four covered by just 20 points.

MotoGP™’s Jack Appleyard and Jack Gorst combined their presentation duties with studio commentary on the action, with the current COVID-19 pandemic still restricting the eleven finalists to their homes, where they competed against one another while communicating via a communal video call. 

But the action was still as intense as always. The first race was held at the stunning Phillip Island Circuit in Australia, before the colourful Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli on Italy’s east coast hosted Race 2. 

The first race was just two turns old when the championship was blown wide open. While attempting to take the lead, Trast73 crashed out, with Williams_Cristian falling when taking avoiding action. The pair would finish no higher than seventh and eighth respectively. Meanwhile at the front, an incredible battle between Adriaan_26 and AndrewZh developed, with the lead changing hands several times. In the end, the Spaniard just hung on to win –by the incredibly close margin of only 0.001s!

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