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Esports: Tough Battle on Global Racing Series Debut

September 8, 2020
2020
Esports
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Lucas, Daniele and Shanaka face stiff opposition in first competitive outing

What a start to the first-ever Global Racing Series campaign! It might have been a tricky outing for our boys, but they played their part in a thrilling run of quickfire races.

As part of our growing commitment to the virtual world, the BWT Racing Esports Team’s expansion into the Global Racing Series threw up an exciting but challenging debut.

Our boys jumped into the fearsome, naturally aspirated virtual V10 single-seaters and prepared for a showdown with some familiar faces… the Williams Esports squad!

Qualifying for the Head-to-Head, Relay and Sprint race yielded a top-three lockout for the Sprint finale but trickier starting positions for the first two events of the opening match.

In the Head-to-Head, the inaugural V10-R League match-up began with a duel between Lucas and Williams’s Kuba Brzezinski in a two-lap showdown at Monza.

Lucas made a strong start off the line and pressured his rival but was unable to find a way past for victory – and it was the same story for Daniele against Martin Štefanko.

New recruit Shanaka Clay came close to a win on his competitive debut for the squad – embroiled in an on-the-limit tussle with Michael Romanidis before a contentious collision cost our man a victory shot.

In the Relay Race, an unfortunate technical problem prevented Daniele from taking part in the final stint of the seven-lap encounter, despite Lucas’ strong opening stint and joker lap that was followed up by a rapid second stint from Shanaka.

We locked out the top three positions in the final three-versus-three Sprint race, but a series of collisions affected our boys’ chances.

Lucas recovered from a first-lap lock-up at Turn 1, while Shanaka fought his way back after getting swamped at the start.

Daniele was then caught up in an incident at the second chicane before Lucas was taken out from behind as Shanaka carved his way through the fraught race to take a P3 finish.

It certainly wasn’t our day, but there were glimpses of potential heading into the match two on Monday and we’re confident of some promising performances in the future, so watch this space!

For those who missed the live broadcast last night, check out the official site of the Global Racing Series to find out how you can catch up on the action.

The sight of V10 power around Monza in our lovely pink livery is incentive enough!

Lucas, Daniele and Shanaka face stiff opposition in first competitive outing

What a start to the first-ever Global Racing Series campaign! It might have been a tricky outing for our boys, but they played their part in a thrilling run of quickfire races.

As part of our growing commitment to the virtual world, the BWT Racing Esports Team’s expansion into the Global Racing Series threw up an exciting but challenging debut.

Our boys jumped into the fearsome, naturally aspirated virtual V10 single-seaters and prepared for a showdown with some familiar faces… the Williams Esports squad!

Qualifying for the Head-to-Head, Relay and Sprint race yielded a top-three lockout for the Sprint finale but trickier starting positions for the first two events of the opening match.

In the Head-to-Head, the inaugural V10-R League match-up began with a duel between Lucas and Williams’s Kuba Brzezinski in a two-lap showdown at Monza.

Lucas made a strong start off the line and pressured his rival but was unable to find a way past for victory – and it was the same story for Daniele against Martin Štefanko.

New recruit Shanaka Clay came close to a win on his competitive debut for the squad – embroiled in an on-the-limit tussle with Michael Romanidis before a contentious collision cost our man a victory shot.

In the Relay Race, an unfortunate technical problem prevented Daniele from taking part in the final stint of the seven-lap encounter, despite Lucas’ strong opening stint and joker lap that was followed up by a rapid second stint from Shanaka.

We locked out the top three positions in the final three-versus-three Sprint race, but a series of collisions affected our boys’ chances.

Lucas recovered from a first-lap lock-up at Turn 1, while Shanaka fought his way back after getting swamped at the start.

Daniele was then caught up in an incident at the second chicane before Lucas was taken out from behind as Shanaka carved his way through the fraught race to take a P3 finish.

It certainly wasn’t our day, but there were glimpses of potential heading into the match two on Monday and we’re confident of some promising performances in the future, so watch this space!

For those who missed the live broadcast last night, check out the official site of the Global Racing Series to find out how you can catch up on the action.

The sight of V10 power around Monza in our lovely pink livery is incentive enough!

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