With four races to go, Smidl is 74 points ahead of his third Racing Unleashed title. “I pushed like a madman. It paid off, there were some nice overtaking manoeuvres,” says the 2020 and 2021 champion. “But I didn’t expect to win, the focus was on the championship. Christoph must have had a problem, he didn’t deserve it.”
In fact, runner-up Christoph Holstein had problems centering the steering wheel while he was in the lead four laps before the end. As a result, he lost control in Stowe Corner and had to let the best sim racer in the Czech Republic pass. Smidl was also given a place by his friend and compatriot Vojtech Polesny, who starts together with Smidl in the Munich Lounge. Third-placed Polesny: “It was a great day for the Czech sim racing scene.”
While the championship leader was waved through, the other contenders were struggling. “It’s not easy to overtake at Silverstone. The course guidance was on my side today,” analyzes Polesny, who could never be attacked even with good speed exiting the corners. Smidl: “We will celebrate the success with a few beers and coffee.”
Nico Fahland took second place in the intense duel at the Silverstone race: “I’m very happy with the result. I needed the points. I work and train hard. Here in the Munich lounge I rode with Angelo (Michel ; editor’s note) and Michal from the Racer League, they gave me extremely good tips that helped me to be more consistent in the race.”
Sinan Demirbas completes the podium. In the championship, the Spaniard David Cid remains in the lead with eight points on Demirbas after a botched race.