After a drama-filled opening round of the Professional Trophy by Simracing.GP on the Road 2 SimRacing Expo 2022, which took place at the challenging Circuit of the Americas circuit, we now head to the iconic Mount Panorama circuit in Australia for the second exciting chapter of this five-round competition.
This iconic 6.213km circuit, comprising of 23 corners, has its fair share of severe tasks for the teams and drivers to get their heads around, in terms of long straights, significant elevation changes, which lead to corners including Skyline and the Dipper, which will test the bravado of all involved.
A car choice will be paramount, as all the teams will be able to switch between the varied choice of GT3 machinery on the Assetto Corsa Competizione platform. This means that the teams will have to find the weapon of choice that will give them the perfect balance of speed and handling, in order to be fighting at the front of the field.
At Round 1 at COTA, the #14 Unicorns of Love crew of Dennis Schöniger, Tobias Pfeffer and Michael Tauscher put on a dominant display by firstly securing pole position ahead of a dominant victory by 44 seconds after six hours of racing.
They went on to complete the triple crown with the fastest lap of the race with a 2:04.610 courtesy of Schöniger in the early stages of the race, putting them in the firing line with a maximum score of 25 points in the Pro Class.
The YAS HEAT #149 crew of George Boothby, Maciej Malinowski and Mikhail Statsenko would secure a deserving second place, and having placed third in the first qualifying session of the five-round calendar, it gave them second in the standings five points behind. Williams Esports are only a further one point behind in third, thanks to the efforts of Tinko Van Der Velde, Igor Rodgriques and Field Modeira.
In the standings for the Qualifying teams, of which ten progressed through the two races at Monza and Donington Park, it is WPS Racing Team which leads the standings, taking home 23 points after COTA.
They are followed by GetCloser Racing PRO and Beaver Grease Racing, who round out the top three, covered by eight points. It is very close between all the teams, as Bathurst could add another twist to the tale in Australia.
Round 2 will be live from 16.20 CEST on Saturday, August 20th on both the ADAC SimRacingExpo YouTube and Twitch channels, giving you all the action as we head to a land down under!
You can find the live stream links below: