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  • Writer's pictureSimon Feigl

Simone wins Porsche Sprint Challenge Opener!

The Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge got off to an excellent start, with Simone Maria Marcenò taking victory in the opening round of the series. Having started P4 on the grid, he quickly made a strong clean move for P3 on Lap 2, before getting closer to the top two shadowing them in the process. Simone would go for a move on the inside of Turn 10, however differing lines would result in contact with Gibson being turned which was a disappointing outcome. Nevertheless, Simone would continue to pursue the leader, and with two laps to go would make a further lunge into Turn 11, getting a good run through out of the corner and taking the lead with a fantastic move. With a little over a lap to go, Simone would cross the line to take a memorable victory.

Antti Ahola would have a problem in qualifying, in particular with the second lap which is the fast lap, leaving him down in P26 on the grid. He was able to navigate through the Turn 1 exit melee that took a number of drivers out of the race early. He continued on to make further positions up, and ultimately finish in P12, a solid 14 position gain in the 12 lap Super Session.

Like Supercup, the series moves onto Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya next weekend, for what should be another enthralling round indeed.

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