The first of the evening’s two races was a vintage cat-and-mouse affair. AndrewZh grabbed the lead midway around the first lap
The first of the evening’s two races was a vintage cat-and-mouse affair. Fighting back from an average start, Ducati Team’s AndrewZh grabbed the lead midway around the first lap. But reigning eSport champion and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s entry trastevere73 soon found his way to second. From there, he began chipping away, tenth by tenth, at his fellow Italian’s lead.
But as seen during the first race of the Global Series, AndrewZh can maintain calm in the face of searing pressure. Despite trastevere73’s best efforts, the Ducati rider came home 0.8s in front to claim his second win in three races.
The leading pair were in a class of their own. Early championship leader and Team Suzuki ECSTAR entry Cristianmm17’s chances of scoring a podium here looked to have ended when he made a big mistake on lap four. But the man who crossed the finish line in third, Team Suzuki ECSTAR team-mate adrianDP26, was deemed to have been too aggressive when passing Repsol Honda Team’s EleGhosT555. A five second penalty dropped him to fifth, behind third placed Cristianmm17’s and eSports rookie and Red Bull KTM Tech 3 runner Wimp, who was fourth.