Preview: Keithley leads home hero Banki into Slovakia Ring Esports WTCR OSCARO round
Jack Keithley leads the Esports WTCR OSCARO from RaceRoom standings ahead of the second Multiplayer Championship event of 2019, albeit with his title advantage reduced.
Briton Keithley, in a Williams Esports Audi, received a 20-point penalty for a collision with Redoine Messaoud (France) during the opening event at a virtual Hungaroring last weekend.
However, his margin over defending champion Bence Bánki (Slovakia) is a healthy 17 points ahead of Sunday evening’s second round, although Bánki is waiting to pounce, showing his class again in the pre-qualifying by topping the timesheets at his home circuit.
Gergo Baldi (Hungary) was second quickest, but no one should underestimate the CUPRAs of Germany’s Julian Kunze, Nikodem Wisniewski (Poland) and Tim Jarschel (Germany), which all showed impressive race pace.
Live streaming begins at 17h45 CET on Sunday with the action from Server 2 followed by the Server 1 races from 19h30 CET. James Kirk and Robert Wiesenmüller will provide their usual expert commentary.