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Suzuka shootout up next for eSports WTCC

Suzuka shootout up next for eSports WTCC

18/10/2017 06:00

Just like the FIA World Touring Car Championship, eSports WTCC – its online equivalent – is heading to Japan with the title finely balanced.

While the real WTCC is Twin Ring Motegi-bound from 27-29 October, its virtual equivalent is at Suzuka this Sunday evening.

Kévin Leaune was on top in pre-qualifying with an impressive margin of almost two tenths of a second. However, having collected too many penalty points in the previous events, the Frenchman will be forced to sit out the Suzuka race.

Leaune’s absence will leave Bencé Banki (Citroën), Gergo Baldi (Volvo), Nikodem Wisniewski (Honda) and the impressive newcomer Jaroslav Honzik making it four manufacturers in the top four in his Chevrolet.

Of the title contenders, Jan Stange performed best in sixth with championship leader Márk Nándori P12. Erstwhile pacesetter Alexander Dornieden was down in P20. But with Nándori picking up a five-point-penalty in Shanghai, his advantage over Dornieden has been trimmed to eighth points and 13 ahead of Stange. Belgian Jonathan Schelstraete headed Division 2.

The event will be streamed live from 19h00 CET on Sunday 22 October via the WTCC’s official YouTube and Facebook channels. James Kirk and Robert Wiesenmüller will provide their usual expert commentary.

The 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship season heads to Qatar next for a thrilling showdown with three prestigious titles still up for grabs.

Rob Huff joined fellow winners Edoardo Mortara and Daniel Ticktum in celebrating their respective triumphs in Macau this afternoon.

A faultless display on his Macau debut has ensured that Thed Björk tops the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers’ heading to the season-closing double-header in Qatar later this month.

Rob Huff made history by winning for a record-breaking ninth time around the Guia street track as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau while Norbert Michelisz cut Thed Björk’s title lead to 6.5 points with two races left in Qatar next month.

Rob Huff claimed the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy to cap a successful FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau weekend for the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport driver.

Former world champion Rob Huff has claimed a record-breaking ninth Guia Race win as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau.