The race report of the second Challenge: Red Bull Ring
After a thrilling duel with Enrique Maranon, Christoph Holstein wins the second race of the season in Racing Unleashed's Racer League. This is how the race weekend went at the Red Bull Ring.
Thrilling racing action on the virtual Red Bull Ring: In the Racer League of the Racing Unleashed Championship, Christoph Holstein prevailed at the end of the second race of the season. The 25-year-old, who missed the opening race in Silverstone, drove to a start/finish victory. Enrique Maranon was within a second of his rival for most of the race, but was unable to mount the decisive attack.
Holstein starts in Zurich. "I am really relieved that the race is over now," the Swiss is happy in the winner's interview. "I don't like being chased at all. I prefer to be the hunter myself. It was so intense to keep the rhythm and respect the track limits. Also, Enrique had the better pace in the closing stages. In the end, I don't even know how I was able to bring it home."
He gets praise from his Spielberg rival. "I was doing well in the race, but it was impossible to overtake because Holstein did a very good job." He wanted to set an attack already in the first lap. "My start was great, but Holstein in front of me was a bit slower, so I had to brake more in corner than expected."
Finishing third, as he did at Silverstone, was Alejandro Sanchez. The 2021 Racer League Champion has now also taken the championship lead with his second podium. "It got off to a difficult start, I was pushed out at turn two and had to fight my way back onto the track via the outside lane," analysed the Spaniard, who like Maranon is racing in the Madrid Lounge.
"There were a few incidents in the race. I was happy not to be involved in any. After passing Marc, I was still able to catch up, but an attack was no longer possible. Now those are important points for the championship again."
Bitter from a German point of view was a collision between Angelo Michel from Bernbeuren and Dave L'Addomada. The Munich Lounge pilot was on course for the podium until the incident. Three-time champion Michal Smidl had to start the race from 14th place after a grid penalty and ended up fourth.
In the second class, the Challenger League, Rok Mrzel won ahead of Silverstone winner Janik Pletscher, who had to relinquish the victory at the green table due to a collision beforehand. Nico Fahland took the only podium this weekend for the Munich Racing Unleashed Lounge in third place.
Top 3 Racer League
1st Alejandro Sanchez 30 points
2nd David Cid 27 points
3rd Enrique Maranon 27 points
Top 3 Challenger League
1st Janik Pletscher 43 points
2nd Nico Fahland 27 points
3rd Rok Mrzel 25 points