Akkodis wins Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series

In the brief period that Vanthoor remained on circuit following his stop, he was harrying Juncadella for second. That allowed Nielsen to escape two seconds up the road and brought Rougier back onto the rear wing of the Akkodis Mercedes. Juncadella then closed back up on Nielsen, but looked like he was going to run out of time to battle for the lead. However Nielsen took too much kerb in turn one on the very last lap, bringing the Mercedes right back onto the back of the Ferrari.

Despite fighting for the entire last tour, it would be Nielsen who’d hold on for Iron Lynx’s first win of the season, with Juncadella only 0.13 seconds behind – closer than they’d been in qualifying. With four points for second place, Akkodis took the Esports GT Pro Series title by three from the withdrawn Beechdean. Nielsen’s win saw Iron Lynx shoot up the table to third.

The Silver class race was a little more cut and dried. Attempto led the table by five points from Akkodis going into the race, and nothing but an Akkodis class win with Attempto failing to score would change the destination of the title. In addition, Team WRT could wrap up the overall GT World Challenge Europe Silver title if Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer could place third or better while Attempto failed to score. Both looked difficult after qualifying, with Aka (Attempto) lining up third overall, Tommaso Mosca (Akkodis) second in class in fifth, and Simmenauer way down in 17th. Running into turn one though, Aka found himself in trouble and on the grass as the Pro drivers ahead fought. Aka though came through unscathed and while Simmenauer escaped that turn ten melee, Mosca was at the heart of it and ended up last on the road.

A mixture of pace and general attrition did see Mosca recover to third, behind Simmenauer, but neither could come close to Aka as Attempto – the only team in either class to score points in all five races – won the title by seven clear points from Akkodis, with Haupt Racing third overall.

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