After the first four Challenges in the 2018 MotoGP™ eSport Championship we have our 12 Semi Finalists who’ll be playing at Misano on Friday 7th September. That event will be broadcast live from 18:30 (GMT +2), so before the lights go out, let’s meet some of the cast: part one!
The first three gamers moving through are ANDREWZH, TRASTEVERE73 and SUOMY – our Challenge #1 graduates who mastered the Circuit of the Americas. ANDREWZH is Italian, from Bologna, and is a Valentino Rossi and Yamaha fan. That’s also true of reigning Champion TRASTEVERE73, from Rome – and they also share a favourite track: the stunning Autodromo del Mugello. SUOMY, meanwhile, hails from Worcester in the UK and he’s a fan of Casey Stoner, Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. His favourite track? Czech classic Brno.
Those moving through from Challenge #2 also contain some familiar names: AADRIAN_26, from Las Palmas in Spain, made it to the Semi Final stage in 2017. His favourite rider is – you guessed it – Dani Pedrosa, his favourite bike is the Honda and his favourite track is Austria. LUIGI48GP is also a returner and came sixth last season. He’s Italian, from Naples, and his picks are Valentino Rossi, Phillip Island and the Yamaha M1.
JUAN_NH16, from Seville, is another new name for 2018. His favourite track is homegrown: the awesome Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto in his native Andalucia, but the KTM is his favourite bike. It was the KTM that he, ANDREWZH and SUOMY took to the top in Challenge #2, held around the Sachsenring.
Now it’s time for Misano and Semi Final 1. Will the known names keep the glory in the first Semi Final? Or can ANDREWZH, SUOMY and JUANNH_16 turn the tables? Find out from 18:30 (GMT +2) on the 7th September when Semi Final 1 is broadcast live from the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini!