Presenter Immy Barclay hosted the event with MotoGP™'s Jack Appleyard and Jack Gorst on commentary duties for the evening. Multiple MotoGP™ race winner Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) also made an appearance and joined the commentators, with Moto2™ superstar and Tissot Ambassador Thomas Lüthi (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team) also joining the show. A number of other Grand Prix riders and team members were also in attendance to watch the action unfold live.
The first, held on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas, had an incredible start. Pole sitter Trast73 took an early lead, but a turn one crash for Pramac Ducati’s RiccardoBottaro64 took down title contenders Adriaan_26 and AndrewZh, relegating them to tenth and eleventh respectively. Out front, Trast73 produced a ride of perfection, coming home 2.6s ahead of PieroRicciuti55, with Adriaan_26 fighting back for a superb third place after clinching the final podium spot from Jack Hammer4658 on the final lap.
That result meant Trast73 had a handy 11-point lead going into the final race. But before the second race started, Tissot Ambassador Thomas Luthi was on hand to present the prize for the best qualifier during the Global Series, a Tissot T-Race MotoGP™ Chronograph watch, to AndrewZh. What’s more, Jack Miller joined the two Jacks to commentate on the season finale!
And AndrewZh made fantastic use of his pole position to speed into an early lead, ahead of PieroRicciuti55 and Trast73. The order stayed that way until the chequered flag, with RiccardoBottaro64 frustrating Williams_Cristian and Adriaan_26’s attempts to get toward the leaders. That was enough for Trast73 to clinch the crown from PieroRicciuti55 by 15 points!
2021 was another vintage year for the MotoGP™ eSport Championship with a championship fight that went all the way to the wire. The series will return bigger and better next year, so join us again for more in 2022 – and congratulations to Trast73!