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MotoGP™ eSport Championship wide open!

There were surprises aplenty in the second round of the 2021 MotoGP™ eSport Global Series, with some established names experiencing issues

The MotoGP™ eSport Global Series was blown wide open after a stunning second round saw a host of drama and surprise, leaving four names covered by just nine points in the championship standings! 

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.

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MotoGP™ eSport: Global Series Round 2

MotoGP™´s Jack Appleyard and Jack Gorst combined their presentation duties with exciting commentary. The current COVID-19 pandemic restricted the eleven finalists to their homes, where they competed against one another while communicating via a communal video call.

MotoGP™´s Jack Appleyard and Jack Gorst combined their presentation duties with exciting commentary. The current COVID-19 pandemic restricted the eleven finalists to their homes, where they competed against one another while communicating via a communal video call.

MotoGP™ eSport: Sachsenring podium interviews

But the action was still as intense as ever. The first race was held in wet conditions around the historic Sachsenring Circuit, with the second outing coming from the high-speed Red Bull Ring in the Austrian mountains.

The championship really heated up here, with Adriaan_26 fighting back to finish fifth, one place ahead of rival Trast73, who was unable to make good on his pole position. Both men finished behind new star, LCR Honda’s PieroRicciuti55_, who was fourth.

Untroubled up front, PieroRicciuti55_, grabbed the initiative from the start and entered into a race-long duel with the highly experienced Williams_Cristian. The Ecstar Suzuki rider put the pressure on all race, but Piero Ricciuti55_ held on brilliantly for a first win of this year’s Global Series.

MotoGP™ eSport: Red Bull Ring podium interviews

Trast73 recovered well from a tough outing at the Sachsenring to come home a solid third in Monster Energy Yamaha colours with RiccardoBottaro64 showing his talent once more with an excellent fourth. Adriaan_26 recovered to fifth, with AndrewZh slightly disappointed with sixth.

Still, it leaves the championship incredibly close, especially when double points are on offer for the final round! The results leave Trast73 at the head of the table, 4 points clear of Adriaan_26. But there’s nothing in it. PieroRicciuti55_ also sits 4 points behind, with AndrewZH 9 behind the championship summit!

Check out the full standings here!

Results for race 1:

1st AndrewZh, 14’02.934
2nd RiccardoBottaro64 +0.937
3rd Jack Hammer4658 +0.938
4th PieroRicciuti55_ +2.209
5th Adriaan_26 +6.291
6th Trast73 +6.492
7th Williams_Cristian +7.027
8th FooXz +11.210
9th DarkBright +11.812
10th Joel_Clay +19.485
11th MrTftw +33.506


Results for race 2:

1st PieroRicciuti55_, 13’41.770
2nd Williams_Cristian +0.536
3rd Trast73 +6.089
4th RiccardoBottaro64 +6.725
5th Adriaan_26 +13.160
6th AndrewZh +8.364
7th Jack Hammer4658 +8.665
8th DarkBright +11.911
9th FooXz +16.327
10th Joel_Clay +25.637

 

Championship standings:

1st Trast73, 71 points
2nd Adriaan_26, 67 +4
3rd PieroRicciuti55_, 67 +4
4th AndrewZh, 62 +9
5th Williams_Cristian, 50 +21
6th Jack Hammer4658, 46 +25
7th RiccardoBottaro64, 45 +26
8th DarkBright, 28 +43
9th MrTftw, 23 +48
10th Sanshoqueen, 18 +53
11th FooXz, 15 +56
12th Joel_Clay, 12 +59
13th Juan_nh16, 10 +61