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ADAC GT Masters Esports: Banki and Högfeldt Neck-and-Neck to Silverstone

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The ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship starts its engines at Silverstone on Tuesday evening – a track with the prospect of exciting racing in the fifth round of the championship in Raceroom. Ahead of the two races on the classic British track, Bence Banki and Christopher Högfeldt are almost tied in the overall standings. Things get underway with the start of Free Practice at 5:30pm CEST, the highlight of the evening is the 30-minute main race starting at 7:50pm CEST.

Before the penultimate round of the championship, things could hardly be more exciting: Banki from Dörr Esports leads the overall standings with 229 points, but only four points behind lurks competitor Högfeldt (Virtualdrivers by TX3). Third and fourth place are also close: Only nine points separate Williams teammates Jack Keithley and Erhan Jajovski. The following places from fifth to eighth are again only 33 points apart – so the two races could really shake up the standings.

This also applies to the team standings: Dörr is in front with 333 points, but has no time to catch its breath as Williams is lurking with two teams with 329 and 322 points. The midfield also remains exciting, where the teams in fourth to seventh place are within striking distance of each other. Team Redline, meanwhile, is only in ninth position – whether the squad of reigning Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen can still make up its points deficit to climb up the standings despite its less than ideal start to the season remains to be seen. The driver lineup with Kevin Siggy and Jeffrey Rietveld definitely has the pace.

Silverstone offers a good mix of straights, chicanes and high-speed corners. According to Dörr driver Moritz Löhner, Mercedes, BMW and Bentley are favorites on the track “because the cars are strong in the fast corners”. However, the defending champion’s McLaren seems to have its problems at Silvestone, but the” only car that is really off the pace is the Porsche”.

The livestream starts at 19:15 CEST with the first sprint qualifying, followed by the first race of the evening. This will be followed by the second qualifying session and the 30-minute main race. You can follow the German livestream on the ADAC YouTube channel.