Bánki fastest in Esports WTCR OSCARO as Suborits springs China surprise
Bence Bánki continued his impressive run of form in Esports WTCR OSCARO by setting the pace in pre-qualifying for the penultimate event of the season at a virtual Shanghai on Sunday evening.
Multiplayer championship leader Bánki (Oscaro eSports) put his Honda at the top of the timesheets, edging out EDGE Esports’ Gergo Baldi by 0.273s – the biggest margin in any of the rounds so far.
Behind the leading pair there was a surprise as Péter Suboritis – the second division winner at Suzuka in the last round – qualified for the first split for the first time, and was immediately on the pace, ending up third overall.
Jaroslav Honzik was Bánki’s closest championship rival in fourth, while Mark Balazsin and Attila Dencs were separated by 0.001 in fifth and sixth respectively.
There were mixed fortunes for the other championship contenders. Kevin Siggy Rebernak was ninth with Florian Hasse in P10. Rebernak switched from the Hyundai he uses in the Esports WTCR OSCARO Multiplayer Championship to an Audi, while Hasse swapped his Volkswagen Golf for a Cupra. Elsewhere, Alexander Dornieden qualified P10 with Jan Stange P20.