Haas F1 tester Deletraz wins SRO GT Esports Barcelona race
Esports | May 31st, 2020
Haas Formula 1 reserve driver Louis Deletraz has taken the SRO GT Esports championship lead after winning the penultimate round of the series at a virtual Catalunya circuit.
Prior to the fourth round of the GT World Challenge Europe’s sim racing series on
Deletraz responded by taking his first pole position of the season in his virtual Porsche 911 GTE, ahead of Porsche wildcard entry driven by International GT Open driver Federico Leo.
Their battle enabled Deletraz to build a comfortable advantage at the front of the field.
With just over 15 minutes of the race remaining Marcucci, who led an Audi one-two at the second round of the season at Spa, was able to navigate his way past Leo on the exit of the Turn 10 left-hand hairpin.
Leo took third on his debut in the series, but his wildcard status means he’s ineligible for points so ex-Renault junior Rougier takes his maiden podium and earns his first points since the season opener.
19-year-old Spaniard Ivan Pareras made it three Audi drivers in the top five, with avid sim racer and Ferrari driver David Perel completing the top six.
Barnicoat was caught up in an opening lap incident at the first turn, which dropped him down to 19th
He climbed back up the field but could only get as far as 12th
Deletraz heads into the final round of the season with an advantage of 10 points over Marcucci, with Barnicoat a further six points adrift.