Winning 12 out of 13 rounds has firmly cemented Sami-Joe as this season’s dominant rally driver in the eSports WRC Championship presented by Toyota Gazoo Racing.
In the last qualifying round of the season, Wales Rally GB played host to the world’s best virtual WRC drivers, and it was Sami-Joe who once again took the victory. The Seventh Gear e-Sport Club driver won by less than a second ahead of ERally Drivers’ Kriim and Kanweex. Race Clutch’s Nexl was a notable absentee, having already qualified for the Grand Final and being the only driver to beat Sami-Joe thus far.
This round was set over two stages. The 6.01km Hafren and 17.43km Dyfi Reverse, with the total time considered. Being Wales, of course, that meant rain, mud and a slippery road surface.
With all 13 primarily rounds over, eight drivers have now guaranteed their places in the Grand Final, held on 8th September during the EKO Acropolis Rally Greece.
2021 eSports WRC Championship finalists
- Sami-Joe (Seventh Gear e-Sport club)
- Nexl (Race Clutch)
- Kriim (eRally Drivers)
- Izamusing (Race Clutch)
- Noel (Race Clutch)
- Botti Jr. (Williams eSports)
- Hujda (Virtual Best Racing)
- Kanweex (eRally drivers)
The 2021 eSports WRC competition was open to anyone with the WRC 9 game on PC, PlayStation or Xbox and was an excellent case study for accessibility and competitiveness. We’re looking forward to the Grand Final, where the winner will take home a brand-new Toyota GR Yaris road car.
Results image, thanks to wrc.com