Hansen and title rival Tom Blomqvist were evenly matched on pace, with both running impressive qualifying times, though Blomqvist secured the point for Top Qualifier. Each driver won their semi-final, but a clash in the final saw both drop down the order. In the end, Hansen’s fourth place was enough to take the title by four points, with Blomqvist third.
Just ahead of the championship battle was David Perel. The South African Ferrari GT3 driver, usually associated in the virtual world with circuit racing in Assetto Corsa and Gran Turismo, was one of several guest drivers, and proved he had pace on dirt too.
In fact Shane van Gisbergen, who missed the previous event due to real-world motorsport, took the event win – his second in four events. That saw him finish third in the table, ahead of Kevin Hansen.
WorldRX ran a series alongside the main event for sim racers, and the title for that went to Killian Dall’olmo. Dall’olmo, the 2020 DiRT World Series Rallycross Champion back in January, won his third event of the campaign to take the title ahead of his older brother Quentin. Between them, the Dall’olmo brothers won all four rounds, but Killian secured the title as Quentin was unable to make the final in South Africa.