E1 Championship Pit Stop Recap: Prepare for the final Round 8
Every beginning has an end, and the E1 Championship is no exception. The Asia Pacific premier sim racing tournament began on 19 November last year, with drivers competing for the past seven rounds to win a share of the US$15,000 prize pool, as well as the title of the best virtual racer in the region. And tonight, is everyone's last chance to level up - or maintain - their rank.
Here’s a refresher for you to be prepared for the final Round 8:
The tension must run high for everyone at E1 because there were more minor but game-changing collisions than usual in this race. Nevertheless, Naquib Azlan (Stratos Motorsport) stuck to P1 throughout the entire race, followed by GT Radial Eurasia's Inigo Anton. Kalen Chin of BlackWolf Racing seemingly had it in the bag for P3, but he was soon overtaken by Troy Eimann (Scuderia Stratos). At least Chin had the fastest lap round in Race 1.
There were a couple more unfamiliar faces who tried staying on top this round. Even previous league leader, Team Safehouse's Mikko Nassi seemed to have a chance of winning Race 2, holding onto P1 for the first 10 laps, followed closely by teammate Alister Yoong and Scuderia Stratos' Ariff Azmi. Ultimately, Azlan and partner Yevan David's steady ascent brought them another Stratos Motorsport victory - even Eimann got third place again!
Overall Round 8 standings
Overall E1 Championship standings
Both Naquib Azlan and Stratos Motorsport seems to have the E1 Championship in the bag, with a 68-point headstart for both, as long he and Yevan David can maintain their composure and stay ahead for two more races. The overall driver standings remain largely unchanged, with Inigo Anton going up to P5 while Troy Eimann steps down to P6.
If you’d like a more detailed rundown of last week’s race, we got it for you right here.
We regret to inform you that the Season Finale of the E1 Championship Season Zero will be postponed to a later date due to unforeseen circumstances. We would like to apologize to the fans and viewers at home who have been looking forward to the Season Finale. For now, stay tuned to our page as we will be posting updates real soon.
E1 Championship Season Zero is organised by eGG Network, Axle Esports and Astro, in partnership with RaceRoom and eRacing GP.