Deletraz proved the most consistent driver in the series, as the only pro driver to score points in all five rounds. With five different drivers – and five different brands – taking the five wins across the season, it’s been the Swiss driver’s steady form in the event as a whole that’s placed him on top.
Kyalami proved another example. Deletraz placed his Porsche on pole for the race, but was soon passed by eventual race winner Luigi Di Lorenzo in the Aston Martin Vantage. Jordan Pepper – a race-winner in the first round at Silverstone – soon also scythed past, but third on the road was plenty for the man who was already nine points clear.
However Ben Barnicoat in the McLaren 720S was soon on Deletraz’s tail. Barnicoat had won the Nurburgring event by mere inches from Deletraz a month ago, and would be only just behind the Swiss driver in the standings too. Deletraz was able to keep the McLaren behind by a mere two tenths at the end of the hour-long race, to seal the title with a healthy 15-point gap.
The regular SRO series season is now completed, but there’ll be one final race later in the year, at a yet-to-be announced circuit and date. This all-star event will take the top 20 drivers from the Pro series and put them into a 50-car race against their pro and amateur sim racing counterparts.
These two additional series – Silver Series for the pro e-sports racers, and Am Series for online qualifiers – have been running alongside the Pro series, and will contribute 20 and 10 cars respectively, with champions Jesus Sicilia (Aston Martin, Silver) and Samir Ibraimi (Porsche, Am) both expected to be up among the contenders.