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Audis Get Max Success Ballast for SRO E-Sport at Nurburgring

Championship hots up as SRO E-Sport GT Series heads to Nurburgring…

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The latest round of the SRO E-Sport GT Series will be staged at the Nurburgring with a trio of races this weekend including the Pro Series.

A total of 51 entries are on the entry list for Sunday’s one-hour affair.

Following Audi’s dominant 1-2 finish at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend courtesy of Lorenzo Marcucci and Ivan Pareras, the German marque’s five entries will carry a “significant success ballast” according to the series.

As per the regulations, the Audis will carry a ballast of 42 kg after their sweep of the top two positions at Spa, which could make a repeat of last week’s performance a difficult prospect as the championship fight remains close.

Aston Martin’s Luigi di Lorenzo leads the way on 27 points after a string of consistent races ahead of a tie on 25 points between Spa winner Marcucci and Jordan Pepper who won at Silverstone for Bentley.

Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Nissan, Mercedes-AMG, BMW, and Lamborghini are all once again represented by their respective real-world factory drivers.

Coverage gets underway at 1:45 p.m. CET on Sunday with the Pro Series race taking place first followed by the Silver Series.

The Am Series which features 40 experienced sim racers who qualified via a public hot-lap competition kicks off with a one-hour race on Saturday that begins at 9 p.m.

Slade Perrins is an Australian-based junior reporter for Sportscar365. Perrins won the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars 'Young Gun Award' for journalism for his work with speedcafe.com.

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