There was excitement and action in equal measure in the first round of the 2021 MotoGP™ eSport Global Series with two experienced names emerging with a shared championship lead!
In June, eleven gamers from around the world had been chosen to represent one of the eleven current MotoGP™ teams for the four-round Global Series, an eight-race event that will determine the winner of the 2021 MotoGP™ eSport Championship.
Race two was more of the same. And this time it was Trast73 who got the jump and led from turn one. From there, it was an exhibition in concentration, as the Italian headed off race-long pressure from Adriaan_26 and AndrewZh. The three were never more than 1.5s apart on track, but the Yamaha man was faultless, as he came home 0.713s ahead of Adriaan_26, with AndrewZh 1.3s back in third.
The real drama came just behind as PieroRicciuti55 enjoyed a fierce battle with Williams_Cristian. The Suzuki Ecstar competitor looked to have wrapped up fourth place with a fine overtake at the final corner on the final lap. But the LCR Honda Castrol eSport Team man out-dragged him to the line for the two extra points that come for fourth place.
The results leave Trast73 and Adriaan_26 tied on 45 points at the top of the Global Series standings, with PieroRicciuti55 (29 points) and AndrewZh (27 points) 16 and 18 points behind respectively.