The first virtual MotoGP race is history. On the Online replica of the Mugello Circuit in Italy, ten of the current MotoGP riders competed on Sunday in the first official E-sports competition of the world championship against each other. As a Simulation of the official MotoGP Game served . This will be in a few weeks on the market.
The transfer in the light of the corona crisis under the Hashtag #StayAtHomeGP that have migrated to the Online race with Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez, Maverick Vinales, Alex Rins, Joan Mir, Aleix Espargaro, Fabio Quartararo, Francesco Bagnaia, Miguel Oliveira and Iker Lecuona on the handle of the selected TV stations such as ServusTV as well as on the Social Media channels of MotoGP live.
In the five minute Qualifying session, Quartararo won and won with a lap time of 1:44.115 minutes, the Pole Position for the race over six laps. In addition to Quartararo Bagnaia and Vinales started from the first row of the grid.
Quartararo and Vinales plunge in the first curve
On the first meters of Vinales came off best, but in the first curve of the second row next to Alex Marquez had the edge. Pole setter Quartararo with crashed directly into the first bend and crack Vinales.
failures in the real sense it is not according to the settings in the game but. Both Quartararo, as well as Vinales with continued. The first crashed during the first lap two more times and then in the back part of the field.
At the end of the first lap, Alex Marquez was just before Bagnaia and Marc Marquez. However, the two Suzuki pilots Rins and Me clean each other, before they, too, went immediately. In the second round, Marc Marquez crashed and I lost the third Position to the catching-up Vinales.
Alex Marquez scores
Two laps before the end of the second underlying Bagnaia crashed, but without losing the Position. At the very front of Alex Marquez left nothing more to chance. With a lead of seven seconds on Bagnaia, he has won the victory. The beginning of his MotoGP career had been presented to the Moto2 world champion by 2019 but certainly different than with a Triumph in the living room…
Behind Alex Marquez and Bagnaia Vinales brought the third place to the finish, followed by Quartararo, who was to Plunge his face in the first round at the end of the Fourth. The Top 5 were rounded out by Marc Marquez.
Rins, Me, and Oliveira came on P6 to P8 to the finish. Aleix Espargaro and Lecuona, however, were not the target flag, because it crashed to often.
next, virtual racing for 12. April announced
Valentino Rossi was initially announced, did not take part in the race. About MotoGP Promoter Dorna on Wednesday was informed a day after the announcement of Rossi’s participation in a second communication.
In the future there will be more virtual races. As the date for the second race of the 12 now. April called. How many other Online racing it will be, until the real racing season will start in 2020 (possibly) at some point remains to be seen.
This article was written by Mario Fritzsche
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