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Germany’s Devin Braune scored his third victory within the World eX Championship – the esports racing sequence which is selling local weather safety – whereas his teammate Chris Overend sealed a 1-2 for the profitable Belgian GT and sportscar workforce.
Overend grew to become the primary disabled driver to achieve a Last within the World eX Championship. The Brit is simply utilizing his arms for racing – each in the true and the digital world. He lately made historical past by successful the (real-world) Britcar Trophy Championship along with James Whitley. They grew to become the primary all-disabled workforce to win a nationwide racing sequence.
“I’m actually satisfied with how tonight went, thrilled to make the Tremendous Last,” stated Chris Overend after ending simply zero.013 seconds behind his teammate Devin Braune in a photograph end – the closest within the historical past of the World eX Championship beating the previous report from the 2021 Maastricht eX Prix by zero.005 seconds.
Overend’s second place within the Indy eX Prix made certain that each WRT automobiles are actually certified for the Tremendous Last on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife on December 20.
A exceptional drive
The disabled driver confirmed nice pace on the oval proper from the beginning. He certified fourth because the quickest PRO racing driver and received Quarter Last 1 after an intense battle with nearly each different automobile on the gird.
Overend dropped from P2 to the again of the sphere within the first lap of the Semi Last however was in a position to recuperate to fifth because the best-placed PRO racing driver and thus continuing to the Last.
Devin Braune achieved his third pole place of the season on his final lap in Qualifying utilizing the slipstream of three automobiles in entrance of him to set the quickest time and attain nearly 400 km/h on the start-finish straight.
The German was concerned in a tense three-car battle for victory within the Quarter Last of the ESPORTS racers received by Jiri Toman regardless of rolling his ACER VERO R8G eX ZERO on the end straight after contact with Braune.
Beginning the Semi Last from row three of the grid, Braune shortly moved to the entrance, combating for P1 with ACER VERO R8G’s Risto Kappet. They crossed the finish-line side-by-side separated by simply zero.038 seconds.
Chris Overend handed Devin Braune on the primary of the 2 laps of the ultimate 2-lap shoot-out however couldn’t hold his teammate behind going into Flip three on the ultimate lap. The disabled driver tried to make use of the slipstream to regain the lead on the start-finish-straight however missed P1 by only a blink of an eye fixed.
It was the third victory of the season for Devin Braune who achieved a formidable seventh consecutive podium within the World eX Championship. “What a day for WRT,” stated Braune. “I imagine at this time it was decisive that we each have nice automobile management.” The
1,000 hp all-electric eX ZERO prototypes began to slip at highspeed within the 4 corners of the well-known oval through the remaining laps.
Risto Kappet accomplished the rostrum in P3 for Romain Grosjean’s ACER VERO R8G workforce. Jiri Toman and Elliot Vayron added to the robust results of the French outfit ending fourth and seventh.
Rory MacDuff was fifth for Patrick Lengthy Esports. The younger American misplaced P4 to Jiri Toman proper on the end line.
MacDuff’s teammate Henry Drury confirmed a powerful tempo at Indy, ending the Quarter Last of the PRO racing drivers in second place earlier than crashing out of the Semi Last, additionally accumulating NIANCO’s Thomas Schmid within the incident.
Final yr’s shock Indy eX Prix winner Nicolas Hildebrand completed sixth within the sole entry from Biela Racing Crew EURONICS.
BS+COMPETITION endured a troublesome day. Beitske Visser was main the Semi Last earlier than being tapped right into a spectacular crash by Jiri Toman. Visser’s Teammate Alen Terzic was eradicated within the Quarter Last after damaging his automobile at first.
2021 World Champion Martin Stefanko from Williams Esports and TK9’s Lasse Sørensen had been different stunning casualties of the Quarter Finals.
The German eX Prix on the Nürburgring on December 20 would be the remaining probability for Williams Esports, Absolute Racing, Patrick Lengthy Esports and Biela Racing Crew EURONICS to qualify for the Tremendous Last on the Nordschleife which is able to happen proper after the final common spherical. Esports Crew WRT, TK9 E-SPeeD, ACER VERO R8G, BS+COMPETITION and NIANCO Esports have all at the least one automobile certified for the World Championship decider.