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LONDON (Reuters) – Alfa Romeo's Jarno Opmeer secured his second victory in three virtual races on Thursday, leading the 2020 F1 Esport Pro Series.
The Dutch player, a former Renault (PA 🙂 Junior Academy rider, won the Grand Prix circuit in China to continue his win in Wednesday's opener in Bahrain.
Ferrari (NYSE 🙂 & # 39; s esports champion of 2019, David Tonizza, won the second race of the series, also on Wednesday, on a virtual Grand Prix track in Vietnam but failed to score on Thursday.
Tonizza and team-mate Enzo Bonito were separated at the beginning of the race, their cars were then driven by the computer and classified in 19th and 20th place.
Opmeer leads the championship after three podiums with 24 points, Marcel Kiefer second for Red Bull. Alfa Romeo led the team standings.
The next round of the Pro series will take place from November 4th to 5th with races on the virtual Grand Prix tracks in the Netherlands, Austria and Canada.
The fourth official Formula 1 esports series has a prize fund of $ 750,000 this year, up from $ 500,000 in 2019. Drivers representing the 10 real F1 teams are kicking due to the COVID-19 pandemic remotely.
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