Nils Naujoks, sim racing manager of leading eSports team G2, bested 11 other top contenders in the September 24 grand final of the virtual racing series with a landslide 20-point lead. Naujoks won both events at the Barcelona and Mount Panorama tracks that comprised The Real Race’s final round, which capped off the five other rounds held between May and August on digital renditions of some of the most famous racetracks across the globe—Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, Nurburgring, Suzuka and Laguna Seca.
Joining the champion on the podium were Matthias Egger and Jordan Sherratt, who finished the virtual race series in second place and third place, respectively.
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