This Friday, 15th November will see the final of the 2019 MotoGP Esport World Championship taking place at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, at 18.30 local time.
The 12 remaining competitors will take on the Australian Philip Island circuit in race 5, then the Spanish Circuito Jerez for race 6.
Only 7 points currently separate the three leaders, with current standings as follows:
1st AndrewZh: 78 points
2nd trastevere73: 74
3rd Cristianmm17: 71
4th Juan_nh16: 50
5th adrianDP26: 42
6th Wimp: 41
7th EleGhosT555: 39
8th Mereja: 36
9th MOE: 31
10th Rllorca: 28
11th XxBoMbeR_45xX: 27
12th MrTftw: 19
AndrewZh took the first race, held at Mugello with Cristianmm17 following just 0.4 seconds behind him. Very much a two man race, trastevere73 was a distant third following 2.3 seconds behind.
The second race, on the Red Bull Ring, saw a very clear winner, with Cristianmm17 sailing past the finish line a full 4 seconds ahead of Juan_nh16 in second place, after a close fight with Mereja who took third. Trastevere73 fought bravely in the last lap, but couldn’t take third, and finished in 4th.
The racers were off to Motorland Aragon for race 3, the two Italian racers fought the whole way through, with AndrewZh eventually taking the win, just 0.8s ahead of trastevere73. Cristianmm17 took third place in Aragon.
Race four saw an unfortunate crash from Cristianmm17 in lap one, who clawed his way back to 6th place, securing his 3rd overall. Trastevere73 took an early lead and maintained it throughout the race, giving him his first win of the championship, despite constant pressure from AndrewZh, who took second, and a great attempt from newbie Wimp, who took third place.
The Phillip Island Circuit is definitely a favourite amongst the riders. 2.7 miles taken in long, flowing curves, it is the second fastest track on this years calendar. Average speeds of 110mph, with most curves taken in third and fourth gear, it is a spectacular setting for the 5th race of the season.
The sixth and final race will be battled out on the Ciruito de Jerez – Angel Nieto. This track is a real test of riding ability, with fast curves broken up by hairpins and heavy breaking zones. The final turn, called the Jorge Lorenzo corner always gives a dramatic finish to any race held there.
The top three racers will receive some exciting prizes this year. The first place winner will become the proud owner of the BMW M140i, a gorgeous car with impressive suspension. Second place will see the rider take home the new Yamaha YZF-R3, a supersport bike with a MotoGP look. A Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop is waiting for this years third place rider. Specially built for today’s gamer, it’s a powerful yet portable machine for on-the-go gamers.
Qualifying rounds for both races will be held on Thursday. Friday’s event will be broadcast live in a 90 minute show starting at 17.30 UK time. Hosts Gavin Emmet and Amy Dargan will be supported by commentators Matt Dunn and Jack Appleyard and a host of previous riders to offer advice and observations.
It is set to be a very exciting weekend in Valencia, and Futr Sports will be attending the event and we wish the best of luck to all riders.