Esteban Guerrieri and Attila Tassi claim one win each in Esports WTCR opener
Esteban Guerrieri and Attila Tassi shared the honours in the Pre-season Esports WTCR Championship season opener at the digital version of the Salzburgring.
Cupra driver Mikel Azcona had claimed pole for the first race but was hit by Lynk & Co Cyan Racing driver Yann Ehrlacher at the first corner, sending the Spaniard into retirement.
Guerrieri claimed a lead he was not to lose before the end of the race, with BRC Racing Team Hyundai driver Mat’o Homola finishing second and reigning WTCR champion Norbert Michelisz third.
The second race had Lynk & Co driver Thed Björk starting from the reversed grid pole position but quickly dropped down the order.
Instead it was Münnich Motorsport driver Tassi who claimed the lead while Azcona fought his way up through the field, setting his sights on the Honda driver at the very end of the race.
Azcona was right on the rear bumper of Tassi on the last lap but was not able to get past.
Tassi won the race ahead of Azcona and Comtoyou Team Audi Sport driver Niels Langeveld in third.
Guerrieri heads the standings on 36 points, five points ahead of Homola, seven points ahead of Michelisz and eight points ahead of Ehrlacher, who fought his way to fourth in the first race and fifth in the second.
The next WTCR Esports round takes place at the Hungaroring on June 21st.