Monday | 20 Jun 2022

Sami-Joe locks in world final ticket

Sami-Joe has continued his unbeaten run of form in the eSports WRC Championship, claiming victory at Safari Rally Kenya which played out over the weekend (17-20 June), seeing him claim the first ticket to the eSports WRC World Final – presented by AGON by AOC.

It was another convincing victory for the teenage sensation from Lebanon with his closest rival Nexl finishing more than three-and-a-half seconds behind. Rounding out the podium with his first-ever top-three finish was Triton’s Katana.

Katana’s personal-best performance helped him moved up to eighth in the overall standings, meaning he currently holds the final available ticket to the season finale.

Nexl’s second-place finish sees the defending champion leapfrog his Race Clutch team-mate Izamusing into third spot in the overall standings and is now quickly closing in on the absent Kazunakota.

The Japanese youngster was missing from action for a third consecutive event. The eRally Driver had firmly established himself as one of the top drivers to watch in 2022 but is now in danger of missing out on a spot in the final.

His absence has also hamstrung the hopes of eRally Drivers in the teams’ championship. They are now 91 points behind Race Clutch who are cruising towards a third consecutive title.

Attention now turns to Estonia from 08-11 July for the 11th of 13 rounds.

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