GTR24H Sprint Series Standings After Round Seven at Laguna Seca

The qualifying session at Laguna Seca saw the 16-year-old German phenomenon Tim Jarschel from the #57 EURONICS Gaming Team Intel being dethroned by Pierluca Amato from the #71 Musto GD e-Sports taking pole position. Tim Jarschel and Marko Pejic actually did completely identical times down to the thousands of a second for P2 and P3. Eight cars inside a second on the pole-sitting car, even though Pierluca Amato was more than half a second faster than his rivals.

The start of the race saw a lot of confusion on turn one when Michael O’Brien from the #15 Simply Race Zansho was tagged and turned around.  Championship leader #94 Burst Esport SimPlexity started fifth but jumped to third after the first corner. They would take the third place home to the finish line.

As we already know from the post-race interviews, Pierluca and Tiziano took full advantage of the pole position and left the track with another first-place finish under their belt and a reduced championship lead for Burst Esport SimPlexity. The difference is now down to 15 points. And a real fight for the championship is now developing with 5 rounds to go.

Triple A Esports was again nowhere to be seen. The series perhaps proving to be too tough for the initial early championship leaders and race winners? They will now find themselves struggling to catch up with the #57 EURONICS Gaming Team Intel car for the final podium step of the championship.

We will see how the championship develops as we head to Kyalami in South Africa on the 5th of August at 19.30 CEST.


About The Author

Peter Munkholm
When John Nielsen won Le Mans 24-Hours in 1990, Peter was hooked with motorsports. He started sim racing on his uncles PC with Formula One Grand Prix by Geoff Crammond in 1992. Then progressed through IndyCar Simulator and IndyCar Simulator 2 on his Amiga 500+. When he bought his own PC in 1994 and a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro Joystick he was already deeply in love with sim racing. His first skirmish with light modding was a Pernod Anis blue, white, and red skin for IndyCar Racing 2. He was hooked! But sim racing really kicked off for Peter with Sports Car GT in 1999. And with internet access and what felt like an ocean of mods. Sports Car GT and the F1 simulators with endurance racing mods swallowed most of his spare time. Then the GTR mod for F1 2003 arrived on the scene, from some Swedish dudes who called themselves SIMBIN. That would change everything! Right about then was also when Logitech steering wheels reach a state of useful. So when the GTR game officially released Peter bought a Formula Force GP wheel the same day, went home and founded the Danish Grand Touring League (DGTL). In 2006 the first LAN event was held. This became GTR24H in 2007. As they say. The rest is history!
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