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R8G Esports takes 1-2 World eX victory in Maastricht

R8G Esports was a transparent blue wave with its pair of eX ZERO prototypes surviving accidents throughout the closely-consented ranges to safe each spots within the Tremendous Ultimate. Ultimately, R8G Esports’ Risto Kappet took victory forward of teammate Gordon Mutch.

After ten thrilling 2-car duels throughout Stage 1, headline native star Robin Frijns, the present Formulation E chief, entered the fray as a wild card in Stage 2 and proceeded to win the race. The Dutchman’s cost sadly got here to an finish with a crash in Stage three, after contact with Dries Vanthoor. Accidents would play a vital function within the subsequent ranges. Risto Kappet and Lasse Sørensen received the heats in Stage three, the quarter finals.

For Lasse Sørensen, the winner of the primary two eX Prix occasions of the season, Stage four (Semi Finals) noticed the younger Dane from TK9 E-SPEED recovering from a spectacular function over after former Formulation One racer Bruno Senna and native Dutch girl racer Beitske Visser made contact.

Sørensen recovered from the crash and completed third behind Senna and racewinner Mutch. R8G Esports additionally headed Stage four with Kappet within the esports driver race. The Ultimate lined up with professional racers Mutch, Senna and Sørensen going through off towards the esports drivers Liam de Waal, Kappet and Luca Kita. An all-blue R8G Esports entrance row led the best way on the opening lap, intently pursued by de Waal and Kita. Sørensen and Senna had been once more within the wars with a contact from Sørensen sending Senna into the wall with the Brazilian coming to a halt on his aspect.

Crash of #16, Bruno Senna, Williams Esports (pro)

Crash of #16, Bruno Senna, Williams Esports (professional)

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A pleasant faucet from Sørensen put Senna again on all 4 wheels, however the two professional drivers had been clearly out of the working to make it into the Tremendous Ultimate. Again on the entrance, de Waal gave the native followers one thing to cheer about as he broke the blue R8G Esports stronghold on the race when he took the lead on the second lap. The high-speed prepare of 4 vehicles had been virtually inseparable on the penultimate lap when Kappet touched Mutch and de Waal, leading to a second for all 4 drivers. With differing quantities of injury, all of them managed to proceed.

Mutch handed de Waal for the lead shortly earlier than de Waal and Kita got here collectively and crashed. Ultimately, de Waal completed third and clinched a podium on dwelling soil, while Mutch received the Ultimate forward of Kappet. This allowed the pairing from Romain Grosjean’s R8G Esports crew to safe the first-ever lockout for a crew within the Tremendous Ultimate. Stage 6 witnessed a clear show of respectful driving from the R8G Esports duo. Mutch and Kappet swapped positions all through the lap and went side-by-side a number of instances. It got here down to slide streaming on the sprint to the end line. Despite being at a perceived drawback of main out of the ultimate nook, Kappet managed to edge out a quick approaching Mutch to win by a margin of zero.014 seconds, the closest end in World eX so far and the primary for an esports driver.

#29, Liam de Waal, Patrick Long Esports (esports) leads

#29, Liam de Waal, Patrick Lengthy Esports (esports) leads

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“It was an awesome race and fantastic for R8G Esports,” says Kappet. “The degrees with the development and pleasure carry on build up throughout these occasions and this makes World eX nice enjoyable.” “We noticed some terrific slip streaming and nail-biting racing immediately,” says Mike Rockenfeller, the Le Mans winner and former DTM champion who can be a founding father of World eX. “There have been fairly just a few incidents all through the degrees, but in addition good arduous racing. Congratulations to Romain’s R8G Esports crew with Risto and Mutch.” 

2021 RCCO World eX Championship – #MaastrichteXPrix Outcomes

1st # 10 Risto Kappet (EST) R8G Esports (esports)

2nd #eight Gordon Mutch (GB) R8G Esports (professional)

third #29 Liam de Waal (NL) Patrick Lengthy Esports (esports)

4th #11 Luca Kita (D) Biela Racing Crew EURONICS (esports)

fifth #7 Lasse Sørensen (DK) TK9 E-SPEED (professional)

sixth # 6 Bruno Senna (BR) Williams Esports (professional)

seventh #28 Thomas Schmid (CH) NIANCO esports (esports)

eighth #31 Fabrice Cornélis (B) Esports Crew WRT (esports)

ninth #89 Beitske Visser (NL) BS+COMPETITION (professional)

10th #27 Alen Terzic (SLO) BS+COMPETITION (esports)

11th #32 Dries Vanthoor (B) Esports Crew WRT (professional)

12th #15 Patric Niederhauser (CH) NIANCO esports (professional)

13th #21 Josh Purwien (AUS) Axle Sports activities (esports)

14th #9 Andreas Jochimsen (DK) TK9 E-SPEED (esports)

15th #45 Frank Biela (D) Biela Racing Crew EURONICS (professional)

16th #61 Robin Frijns (NL) Wild Card (professional)

17th #99 Michi Hoyer (D) Absolute Racing (esports)

18th #98 Martin Stefanko (CZ) Williams Esports (esports)

19th #22 Alister Yoong (MAL) Axle Sports activities (professional)

20th #20 Ye Yifei (CHN) Absolute Racing (professional)

21st #33 Gabby Chaves (USA) Patrick Lengthy Esports (professional)

22nd #62 Lennard Rau (D) Wild Card (esports)

Quickest Lap: Gordon Mutch (GB) R8G Esports (professional), 2m 07.667s

Subsequent Race: eX Prix of Brazil, Interlagos

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