Beitske Visser was crowned W Series Esports League champion after claiming two wins from three races at the virtual Nurburgring in Germany on Thursday. Visser started race one from pole position coming home just ahead of Marta Garcia and Nerea Marti.
Speaking following the race Visser said:
It feels really good to win the W Series Esports League. From the start of the League season I’ve been very strong so I’m happy that I could win it with one round to spare. I didn’t realise until someone told me afterwards that I’d not only won the League but also 11 races out of the 27 we’ve had so far! Racing drivers want to win everything so it means a lot to me.
“In the first race I had a really good qualifying and luckily, after the first few corners of the race, I could make the gap big enough so that Marta [Garcia] wasn’t in my slipstream and I could just drive it home. In the third race I wasn’t on pole position so it was more difficult, but I got in the slipstream of Marta and got around her. Then she made a small mistake behind and that gave me a big enough gap to win.
“It was very different driving the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a Formula car as I have only driven there in GT cars in real life, so it was a new experience but an enjoyable one. The pressure was on today as I’m not sure if I will be able to race in the final round at Silverstone, so I had to win the League now and I’m so happy that I did.
Gabriela Jilkova took victory in race two ahead of Naomi Schiff and Beitske Visser. Speaking following the race he commented saying:
The reverse-grid race was quite tough as I started near the back of the grid. But I was lucky this time that I didn’t get caught up in any crashes and I could come through the pack safely. I had some good battles and overtook lots of cars on the first lap, then on the second lap I could just keep going and manage the gap.
“I was a bit scared before this round that the Nürburgring Nordschleife was going to produce lots of crashes but it wasn’t that bad and I enjoyed it. I was at the circuit for real a few weeks ago so I felt like I was practising in real life for an Esports event which was strange. It’s one of my favourite circuits so getting to drive it in the W Series Esports League was great and it’s been really nice to compete in this series.”
Marta Garcia said
“The Nürburgring Nordschleife is a really tough track so I knew that Beitske [Visser] was going to be fast and difficult to catch. I was surprised to be on pole position for the last race, but I made a little mistake early on and lost the race there.
“I’m happy with my W Series Esports League season, it’s been quite good I think. I have nothing to lose in the final round at Silverstone now so I will try my best to win the races there and just have fun.”