Elsewhere, the pro drivers in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge raced at Watkins Glen, with Sage Karam coming out on top, ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Will Power. Timmy Hill, an experienced iRacing driver with almost 100 real NASCAR Cup Series starts to his name, won the equivalent race in the NASCAR Pro Invitational, leading Ryan Preece home by just 0.05 seconds at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway.
Lando Norris had an evening to remember in the first Veloce Esports Pro Series event. The British McLaren driver won the first race at Silverstone comfortably, with a 10 second advantage over second season World’s Fastest Gamer James Baldwin, then carved through the pack – which included Stoffel Vandoorne, Esteban Guttierez and Antonio Felix da Costa – to take second in the reverse grid race.
The biggest point of controversy of the weekend came in the SRO Charity Challenge, which saw sim racer Arthur Kammerer take the victory. Kammerer inherited the lead courtesy of an incident between the front row drivers Amir Hosseini and Niels Naujoks, in which Hosseini appeared to crowd Naujoks off the Monza circuit at Curva Grande but come off second-best in the process. Race Control gave Naujoks a 15 second penalty for the incident. Lamborghini driver Dennis Lind was best of the real-world racers in eighth.
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