Ducati Lenovo eSport Team rider Andrea Saveri returned to victory today in Race 1 of the second round of the MotoGP eSport Championship, held online with the MotoGP 2021 videogame.
After a good qualifying that saw him taking a spot on the front row thanks to the third-fastest time, the gamer from Bologna scored his first win of the season in a hard-fought race at the Sachsenring made difficult by the wet conditions. In the second encounter, which took place in the dry on the virtual version of the Austrian Red Bull Ring, Saveri finished in sixth position. Starting with the fourth-fastest time, the twenty-year-old had managed to stay in the fight for the podium, but a few laps from the end, a contact took him wide, making him lose several positions. Back in seventh, AndrewZh managed to recover to sixth place, earning important points for the overall standings, which currently sees him fourth.
Andrea Saveri (#11 Ducati Lenovo eSport Team)
"I'm thrilled to be back to winning ways! It was a crazy race, full of overtaking and counter-overtaking and made even more difficult by the rain. In qualifying, I had the pole position within my reach, but I was forced to start third because of a mistake. Anyway, it was important to get this win. I'm disappointed with the result of Race 2: after starting with the fourth-fastest time, I was leading a perfect race without mistakes; the podium was in my pocket, but a few laps from the end, I was hit by another rider and went wide. I came back in seventh, but I had no more time and was only able to recover up to sixth place by then. Anyway, we gained some more important points for the classification. Now, I can't wait to get back to the console for round three!"
The third round of the MotoGP eSport 2021 Championship will take place online on 24th September on the virtual versions of the famous Australian track of Phillip Island and the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.