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June 23, 2020  

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Cape Town, 23rd June 2020


The halfway mark of the season looms for the 2020 ProSeries season this weekend at the Nurburgring Grand Prix circuit in Germany. After five rounds of online battles the championship is intensifying for the quest of “The Best SIM Racer in South Africa.”

The 5,148 kilometre Nurburgring offers a great mix of corners (7 left and 10 right) and has at least three good overtaking opportunities for the drivers. The first combination of corners, called the Mercedes Arena, will be the biggest challenge for the drivers in the opening lap. As with the previous round at Monza, race director Jonathan Benz will have his hands full and strong warnings will be given before the races.

Against the backdrop of the famous Nordschleife, the “new” Nurburgring is a Porsche’s favourite and that plays in the advantage of the current top-5.

Zaahir Essa is heading into round 6 with an 11 point lead over his closest rival Basheer Jadwat and another 29 points over third man Leslie Oliphant. Essa has won four out of five races thus far and he has been on the podium in every race. At this point he is virtually unbeaten as he still has the option, like everyone else, to drop two results at the end of the championship.

But the championship is far from over. Jordan Sherratt and Jason Webb have recently shown excellent form, but were unlucky in the last round at Monza. The list of drivers that are potential podium candidates grows every race and the last qualifying sheets show that the margins are minimal. Moreover, Basheer Jadwat has proven in Zandvoort that Zaahir is not unbeatable and he is ready to take on the battle for the title.

The track Eifel track that named a corner after the legendary Michael Schumacher has always provided some great action and we expect that it won’t be any different this time around.

On Saturday there will be the traditional qualifying session which will determine who will start in which class. The top-30 qualifiers will compete in the Pro class while the bottom 30 will battle it out in the ProAm. Live coverage starts on Sunday afternoon at 15:00 hrs with the official qualifying of the ProAm.

Make sure you tune into our platforms for the full coverage of the events.

Published by:  Eric Buijs

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