Monday | 21 Jun 2021

Sami-Joe claims MVP honours

Sami-Joe has claimed 2021 eSports WRC Championship MVP honours, gaining an unassailable lead at the top of the driver’s leaderboard with three rounds remaining.

The Lebanese teenager extended his winning run to ten victories in the championship presented by Toyota Gazoo Racing, taking out Safari Rally Kenya by almost 1.5secs over Izamusing. Finishing in third place was Nexl, who remains in second spot in the overall standings, albeit 85 points adrift of Sami-Joe.

Thanks to his second-place finish in Kenya, Izamusing has gained ground on Kriim in the overall standings and is now just two points off third spot. Kriim could only muster a fifth-placed finish, almost five seconds off the pace set by Sami-Joe.

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In the race for the eighth and final ticket to the eSports WRC Championship Grand Final presented by Toyota Gazoo Racing, eighth-placed Mihalo is tied on 84 points with Marvino, who recorded his fourth consecutive top-ten finish on the weekend.

In the team standings, Race Clutch has moved back into the lead in commanding fashion. Behind Sami-Joe’s maximum 25 points, only one other driver for Seventh Gear eSports Club managed any points – Greekman with six for finishing 18th. Meanwhile, Race Clutch had drivers finishing second, third and fourth to claim 45 points and move 12 points clear of. Seventh Gear eSports Club.

The next round of the championship takes place on the Tarmac of Japan from 09-12 July.

 

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