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Di Lorenzo Takes Pro Win At Kyalami. Deletraz Lifts Title. (22.06.20)

Luigi Di Lorenzo, piloting the #44 Modena Kart ASD Aston Martin AMR GT3, won the final round of the 2020 SRO E-Sport GT Series at Kyalami, the Italian driver finishing half a second ahead of Jordon Pepper in the #3 K-PAX Racing by SIRIO eSports Bentley Continental GT3.

Completing the top three was championship winner Louis Deletraz in the #12 GPX Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Deletraz led the grid away from pole position but Jordan Pepper passed on the final turn to take the lead at the start of Lap Two. Di Lorenzo took the lead on lap three and started to pull out a gap to the Bentley pilot.

Lorenzo Marcucci, driving the #188 Phoenix Racing Audi and who stood second in the championship going into the final round, qualified second on the grid for Kyalami but fell down the order at the start due to contact with Andy Soucek in the #9 Bentley. After four laps Marcucci was 16th and struggling to make headway.

Soucek was served with a penalty for the incident but , after seemingly refusing to take it, was removed from the race.

After 20 mins and 11 laps, Di Lorenzo held a lead of over 1.5 seconds ahead of Pepper in the Bentley. Deletraz was third.

As the 60-minute race approached the half-way mark, Pepper was closing the gap to the leader and was less than a second behind the #44 car.

Marcucci, meanwhile, could climb the leader board no further than 14th.

Pepper attempted to pass for the lead on the lap 45 at The Crocodiles but contact resulted in a spin for the Bentley pilot although he retained his second place. The South African driver pushed hard over the closing laps but Di Lorenzo drove consistently to the finish to cross the line by over half a second.

With the conclusion of the SRO Esports GT Series, real life facing gets underway for the GT World Challenge America series at Virginia International Raceway on July 9 – 12.