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FSR 2020 round 8 - Championship fight intensifies

Jernej Simončič could seal his second world championship title in round 8 of the 2020 season in Formula SimRacing at Zandvoort. The dutch circuit delivered plenty of action. 
Championship leader Jernej Simončič qualified 2nd behind Dennis Jordan from Evolution Motorsport. The Slovenian world champion took the lead into turn one while championship rival Petar Brljak was further down the field in P5.
Michi Hoyer started all the way down in 16th due to technical issues which meant he wasn’t able to set a competitive lap time in qualifying, so he was a man on a mission. The german Burst Esport driver made a brilliant start and gained three positions during the first lap.
Back to the battle at the front, Simončič was controlling the race from the front, but a disaster happened at lap 17 when an internet disconnection saw him having his second DNF in 6 years of racing in FSR. This opened up the championship fight completely since Petar Brljak now had the opportunity to close the gap in the standings significantly. The Croatian Edge Esport driver pitted a couple of laps before people such as Dennis Jordan, Muhammed Patel and Alex Siebel, which saw him jump up into second place after the first round of pit stops.
54 laps to go and Brljak only had the pole sitter Dennis Jordan ahead. A very intense and close battle unfolded for the rest of the race, but despite several attempts from Brljak, Dennis Jordan held on and secured his first ever race win in the Formula SimRacing World Championship. Muhammed Patel come home in 3rd with Jordan’s teammate Alex Siebel just behind in P4
Michi Hoyer recovered to P7 after starting way down the field. He drops to fourth in the standings behind Dennis Jordan.
Jernej Simončič is still leading, but the gap is down to just 11 points with two rounds to go.
In the team championship, Evolution Motorsport jumps to the top with Burst Esport SimPlexity just 3 points behind.
The championship fights intensify and nothing is decided! The penultimate round takes place at the 26th of July where the legendary Suzuka Circuit sets the scene in what could be a championship decider. 

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