The ninth race event of the 2021 edition of The Real Race presented by Lamborghini Esports took place over the 14th November weekend. once more, the EMEA region was on display as the series went to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
This was the third and final Endurance race of the season. For two hours straight in each region, the top drivers in the series went to work around the 7.004-kilometer, 4.352-mile circuit over the weekend. A decent amount of virtual rain hampered the EMEA event over the 20 distinct corners of the Belgian course.
As it’s been all season, qualifiers were open beforehand to get the 20 best in each region entered into the event. After closed qualifying the day before, the dual races per region took place on Sunday. APAC ran first, the EMEA group second, and NALA would run later on in the day.
EMEA SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Sherratt wins again, again
Already mathematically clinched with the most points on the 2021 season, Jordan Sherratt came into the final Endurance race with another pole position and another chance at victory.
Sherratt did not originally start on the pole due to a grid glitch, and the server had to be reset, but even in the practice start, Sherratt was able to pick his way through the field fairly easily. After the restart, with Sherratt back on pole, it was no contest.
With another victory under his belt, Sherratt’s points lead is even more insurmountable. Just one race remains at Misano Adriatico in less than two weeks.
EMEA Spa-Francorchamps Endurance Race Results
NALA SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: Moreira closes in with Spa win
The NALA region title battle tightened up after the Spa-Francorchamps Endurance event. William Hendrickson came in with a 57 point advantage over Fidel Moreira, but Moreira pulled a clutch victory for max points, a total of 60. With Hendrickson back in sixth only collecting 25 points, the battle is down to 22 points with one race to go.
With the points at Misano Adriatico slightly adjusted for the two sprint events, the only way Hendrickson can guarantee a title is by winning one race and finishing no lower than second in the other. If Moreira wins both, he’ll take the title by two points.
NALA Spa-Francorchamps Endurance Race Results
|2||Vinny Oliveira Leão||49||121:03.902|
|5||Daniel de Oliveira||48||121:01.229|
APAC SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS: O’Hara wins in shortened grid
Only eight drivers qualified for the APAC region race last weekend. With only seven drivers starting the event, Terry Rayton could stay in contention for the title with a victory at Spa-Francorchamps. Andrew O’Hara came in with a 67 point advantage over him, as well as the pole position start.
O’Hara essentially wrapped up the title with the win, but it was more or less at the expense of Rayton who wound up out of the race 20 laps too early.
APAC Spa-Francorchamps Endurance Race Results
The final race event of the 2021 season will take place at Misano Adriatico on 28th November. Open qualifiers will start on 22nd November and will end 26th November. Check out the full EMEA region broadcast for Spa-Francorchamps down below.
Images thanks to The Real Race.