Trastevere73 Finishes 2020 MotoGP eSport Global Series with Double Win

2020-11-30 01:48
Lorenzo Daretti (aka 73Trast or Trastevere73) ended the 2020 MotoGP eSport season in the best way possible: securing two brilliant victories to take his second consecutive Vice Champion title.

During today‘s two races, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Lorenzo Daretti (aka 73Trast or Trastevere73, the 2017 and 2018 MotoGP eSport World Champion), was in with a shot to defend his Vice Champion title. He did it in style, withstanding huge amounts of pressure to take brilliant victories in both races of the Global Series Round 4 (Race 7: Silverstone and Race 8: Valencia).

Daretti started Race 7, set at the Silverstone track, with high confidence from second on the grid. Feeling good with the settings of the YZR-M1, he immediately took the opportunity to take over the lead going into the first corner. He then masterfully managed the race, increasing his advantage over his closest rival AndrewZh lap by lap to secure a brilliant first win of the 2020 season.

Back in his winning groove, the Italian was keen to also put up a fight in Race 8, staged at the Valencia track. He continued his dominance by setting a brilliant pole lap and followed it up with a textbook ride to glory. It was in this race that Trastevere showed his nerves of steel. Withstanding the constant pressure of having Williams_Adrian about 0.5s behind him for the entire race length, Trast73 didn‘t budge and secured not only his second consecutive race win but also his second consecutive Vice Champion title.

With double points awarded in Round 4, Trastevere73‘s two brilliant wins brought his total up to 184 points. This put him in second place in the rankings of the 2020 MotoGP eSport Championship with a 23-point gap to first and a 26-point advantage over third place.

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team thank all the sponsors and partners who have supported Trastevere73 throughout this season and helped him reach his fourth successive top-2 result since the MotoGP eSport World Championship's start in 2017.

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In Race 7 I started from second place. I had a great feeling with my bike and I knew I could fight for the victory. I had a great start, managed to overtake Adrian in Turn 1 and kept the lead after the first corners. It was a very difficult race. Being the first is never easy, but I saw that my advantage over Andrew increased lap by lap, and this gave me more and more confidence in winning the race. I won the race with a good advantage over my rival. It was a really beautiful race.

In Race 8 I took pole position. It was hands down the best moment of the season. During the qualifying I was in a mystical, trance-like condition. I didn't think of anything, I just rode in the best possible way. I finished with an incredible lap, three tenths faster than my closest rival, setting a new circuit record. Valencia is a track where it is very difficult to overtake. I knew I could win the race but I had to start well, which is not easy. But I did it, and at the end of the first lap I was still first. It was a very fast race. I had Adrian at five tenths behind me the whole time. It was a battle of nerves that in the end I managed to win, so I took second in the championship.

All in all, it was a very difficult championship and most of all unlucky... I struggled for a while, but in the end I succeeded and was rewarded in the best way. We were always working in the right direction! We worked on improving my concentration and on the right approach to the competition, even with the help of Formula Medicine! I feel great as a part of the Yamaha family, and I hope to stay with Yamaha for another few years so we can continue this fantastic journey together.

I am happy with the end of this championship. In these four years of MotoGP eSport competition I have always finished in the top 2. This is very important to me, to always be at the top.

Source: Yamaha Motor Racing

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