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Jernej Simončič wins THE RACE IndyPRO championship

THE RACE IndyPRO Championship by FSR had its conclusion yesterday, with our very own Jernej Simončič having one hand on the title before the 120 laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to finish off the series.

It all started back in September, also at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but on the road course layout of the Brickyard. After that we went onto Portland, the bumpy road of Sebring, then the hilly track Virginia before finishing off with oval races at Apple Valley Speedway and finally Indianapolis Motor Speedway once again with the Indy 300.

Jernej and his teammate Michi Hoyer have been a formidable partnership throughout the series which saw Burst SimPlexity Esport finish second in the team championship.
Like in every championship series, consistency is the absolute key to achieve success, and Jernej showed just that by finishing on the podium in 7 of the 10 races with two of them being wins at Sebring and Virginia. His lowest finishing position came at the final round where he finished 5th.

Michi showed once again that he’s in the very elite on rFactor 2 with finishing on the podium in Portland and 4th at the Indy 300. Some bad luck in early rounds and a DNF at Virginia saw him ending the series in 7th place. A strong performance by the german!

Dawid Mroczek and Cas Rietveld had a tough season in the Burst Riotoro Esport cars, with P8 at Sebring for Dawid being the best result.

Let’s hear from the IndyPRO Champion Jernej Simončič himself about how it feels to secure another title to Burst Esport in 2020:

It was an awesome short series by FSR. We’ve had to overcome some really tough competition and a difficult car and also, it was very important to nail the strategy in every race and driving around the mandatory use of two sets of the very slow hard compound tire.

The competition in the first two rounds was immense, but after that, due to both bad luck of opponents and to some kind of good driving from myself, I got myself a nice championship lead. That made my final at Indy very frustrating as I was seemingly the only one on the grid who tried to avoid carnage, so I was forced to let many slip by.
In the end, it all paid off and I’m delighted with the success, especially as it was all broadcasted by The Race.

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