Andrea Saveri and the Ducati Corse eSport team have finished third in Race 1 at Mugello and seventh in Race 2 at Jerez Circuit in the first round of the 2020 MotoGP eSport World Championship, which was held online today.
For the first of the two encounters, the 19-year-old rider, controlling the virtual Desmosedici GP bike, had a good qualifying by finishing second on the front row, and missing the pole position for just a few thousandths of a second. In Race 1 at the Tuscany race track, Andrea got off the line well but, after a few laps, he then dropped back in third, where he remained until the end of the competition, securing his first podium of the season.
In the second race, which was held this time at the Spanish race track in Jerez, the reigning 2019 MotoGP eSport Champion had more difficulties to face. The Ducati Corse eSport rider got off the line from the first row once again, from third position, and in the early stages, he managed to stay at the front riding with a steady pace.
But, in the final laps, due to an ineffective consumption strategy, AndrewZh couldn’t defend his podium position as he ran out of fuel at the last corner. Eventually, he managed to cross the finish line seventh, adding precious points to his standing position, which is currently fourth, 25 points off the leader.
Andrea Saveri aka “AndrewZh” (11# Ducati Corse eSport)
“The two races have been quite peculiar. I consider myself satisfied with the podium in Mugello, but in Jerez, I couldn’t make a good performance because I adopted a wrong strategy. Unfortunately, it is hard to overtake with the MotoGP20 videogame, and you have to risk more than what is necessary. For sure, this is not how I wanted to start the championship, but now I know where I need to improve and I hope to be able to fight for the victories in all the upcoming races!”.