Mičánek Motorsport dominated ESET iSERIES, Záruba Is Champion!
The Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team dominated the first ever edition of the virtual championship of ESET iSeries, at the same time the first series officially held in the Czech Republic. Josef Záruba became individual champion with the gain of 146 score points.
Josef Záruba struggled for the overall victory until the last lap. He started for the second Sunday race on the virtual circuit of the Brno Automotodrome from 4th position, but due to a starting collision he immediately dropped down to 16th rank. After an excellent chase he crossed the finish line ranking eighth, thus assuring for himself the overall triumph in the championship. With his two victories and another three podium ranks he controlled the overall ranking above the second-ranking Petr Fulín and the third Bartek Mirecki.
Michal Makeš, despite the missed Grobnik weekend, finally ranked sixth, and Jakub Knoll ranked seventeenth.
The total of 232 points scored by this trio of pilots assured their control over the team ranking where they won with an advantage of 93 over the FullinRace Academy and the Vekra Racing Team.
“This was certainly very interesting experience, as well as a necessary part of preparation for the postponed start of this season. I would like to thank all pilots for their positive attitude. Clearly the virtual racing cannot fully make up for real racing, but it certainly has its weight too,“ said the team manager Jiří Mičánek Jr.
The five events held in the course of the two months were regularly attended by 32 pilots, most of them real racing pilots. The series was held on the popular Assetto Corsa simulator platform and who watched the live broadcast had to admit that the virtual races were very much like the real ones.
“This weekend the first big racing series was started in Germany and our live start is scheduled for Grobnik, Croatia, in three weeks. We all very much look forward to it. I believe that we face a season unparalleled by anything in the circuit racing history,” adds the team manager Jiří Mičánek Jr.
ESET iSeries 2020
Final results – drivers
1. Josef Záruba – 146 points
2. Petr Fulín – 139 points
3. Bartek Mirecki – 135 points
Final results – teams
1. Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra – 232 points
2. FullinRace Academy – 139 points
3. Vekra Racing Team – 136 points