After winning race seven of the TAG Heuer Esports Supercup at Belgium's Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, USA's Zac Campbell moves a step closer to the Top 3 and places himself as a favourite for the title. Casey Kirwan wins twice in the All-Stars race.
Motorsport fans love the "Ardennes rollercoaster". The differences in altitude and fast chicanes make the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps a highlight in every racing calendar. In iRacing's version of the Grand Prix circuit, our 35 sim racers gave each other a run for their money.
Zac Campbell pulls past for the win
For a long time, it looked like the VRS driver would have to settle for second place on the podium. Campbell gained a place right after the start, and maintained this position until the ninth lap. Here, the American proved his nerve by taking the lead from Fluke in a duel at Malmedy. The Briton, who had been ahead until that point, lost control and went off the track.
Campbell also held his own against Webster and Ellis in the famous Eau Rouge in the final round and ended up enjoying his second win of the season.
Sebastian Job takes his third pole position in the sprint race
The 2020 champion Sebastian Job is still on the hunt for more points. Again, he demonstrated his talent in the sprint race by placing first. Initially, it appeared Alejandro Sánchez would win the first race. Taking over at Les Combes after Job's braking mistake, the Spaniard had to hand it back to Job two laps later. The subsequent duel between Sánchez and Collins gave the leader enough time to pull away and claim the win. In the end, P2 went to the Briton Collins, who was able to hold his own in a direct duel with Sánchez.
Casey Kirwan wins both All-Star races
Just before the first race, famous content creators gave us a taste of what to expect later in the evening in the All-Star race. Casey Kirwan in particular proved his driving skills and took a double victory.
For the first time this season, the All-Stars took part in the 367 kW (500hp) Porsche 911 GT3 R. The duel between Kirwan and guest starter Marco Bischoff kicked off from the first corner and remained exciting right until the last second. In the end, just 0.064 seconds separated the two drivers – in Kirwan’s favour. Though Tyson “Quirkitized” Meyer was able to keep up with both leaders, he had to settle for finishing third.
Starting in 17th position, the second race didn’t look very promising for Kirwan. But, by the end of the first round that had changed and he was already in tenth place. At half-time, he was back in second position behind Brazilian IndyCar legend Tony Kanaan.
Once again, the Les Combes section proved decisive for the end result. In the second-last lap Kirwan passed Kanaan with a skillful braking manoeuvre and defended the lead until the end. Just metres from the finish, the 2013 Indy 500 winner was also overtaken by “Emree” Jones and had to settle for third place.
Next stop: Green Hell
The next highlight is already on its way. On 7 May, the 35 sim racers will compete on the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife. Covering 25. 38 kilometres, the track is not only considered one of the most beautiful, but also one of the most difficult racetracks in the world. This prelude to the season finale promises to be a real spectacle. Last season, both title contenders Sebastian Job and Diogo C. Pinto proved their skills in the Eifel, taking top positions in the end. Whether this is the case again, we’ll see on May 7 at 9:15 pm (CEST) in the livestream. Anyone interested in more virtual motorsport is invited to join the All-Star races earlier from 7:30 pm (CEST).