Debutant Löhner, who took a seat in the Munich simulator, lost valuable seconds after a collision and a spin in the Parabolica. In the end, he was able to work his way up from 17th to twelfth place. His compatriot Angelo Michel did a little better (eleventh place). In addition to Löhner, the Germans Nick Schulte Wissermann (14th place) and Fabio Unverduss (18th place) also made their debut.
Race winner Sanchez, who comfortably drove home from first place in the Racer League race, is now leading the championship with an eleven point lead over the Czech Michal Smidl. Sanchez: “I’m happy to have taken the lead. But a lot can still happen. I always have the calculator in my head. ”In addition to the title, the exciting fight is also about prize money of almost 5,000 euros.
Second-placed Coque Lopez provided support for Sanchez. The former Williams eSports driver kept Smidl behind him for 23 laps. As a result, the Czech lost valuable seconds that he urgently needed. Reason: At the start, Smidl received a 10-second penalty for taking a shortcut, which pushed him from third to sixth.
In the end, pole setter David Cid was in the lead, who had to fight off the attacks of championship leader Javier Loro on the last lap. “Fighting in Monza is very complicated. My goal was to stay calm, ”explains race winner Cid, who has meanwhile dropped to third. “And when the opportunity to overtake arose, I passed without great risk.”
With victory in the championship, Cid moves up to 17 points on Loro. “It is very motivating to be second in the table,” said Cid happily, who overtook Valverde.
Loro feels the pressure of his Spanish compatriot: “I’m pretty nervous. I don’t know what will happen in the next races. I hope for calm runs. ”