Round 2 - eSport PR



Team Suzuki Press Office – July 1st

Round 2 of the MotoGP eSport Global Series was held remotely, as opposed to onsite in the MotoGP paddock, with the riders connecting from their homes, but it was nevertheless full of excitement and drama as two tricky tracks were tackled; Le Mans and Assen. The series organisers have decided to award half points to all races contested remotely this year, but this certainly didn’t make the contestants any less hungry.

Team Suzuki Ecstar’s rider, Andrea Saveri, continued his strong start to the season – where he took 2nd and 3rd at the opening round in May – and for Round 2 he qualified on pole for Le Mans and 3rd for Assen, ideally placing himself for top race results.


The MotoGP eSports series has never raced in Le Mans before, so it was a level playing field for all the riders, with commentators unsure of who the favourites would be. Despite his pole position start, Andrea lost some places off the line and found himself in 4th in the opening corners of the French circuit. The leading group were running extremely close together and the Suzuki rider took full advantage, getting in the mix and battling with his fellow riders. Andrea was holding 3rd place, but pushing to close the front two riders. In the later stages of the race he came under pressure from those behind him, and was soon involved in a fierce fight with JackHammer4658, eventually taking 4th.


The Dutch TT is another unknown, but Andrea got off to a flying start at the classic Assen circuit, slotting straight into 3rd and staying close to his rivals ahead. He kept the two riders ahead of him pushing, and Trast73 who was running in 2nd was slapped with a track limits warning as Andrea piled on the pressure. With just a couple of laps to go, the gap between Andrea and Cristianmm17 came down and they had a touch, but the GSX-RR man was ready to get on the defence and was not willing to concede any positions. In the closing moments he was even looking to grab 2nd, however, at the line he took another handy podium with 3rd.

The Suzuki mounted Italian slips to 3rd in the championship, but remains just 10 points behind the series leader. The next event will take place on August 26th – make sure you join us!

Andrea Saveri – Team Suzuki Ecstar eSport Rider
“I knew this second round would be hard because both tracks are very challenging, so my goal was to take as many points as possible for the championship standings. I feel that I pretty much did that, although in race one I could’ve had the podium, but I made a mistake. Anyway, 4th is still quite nice. In Assen I did get the podium, and I was almost able to get 2nd place, but I didn’t want to risk falling and losing a bunch of points. So overall, I’m fairly satisfied because I’m only 10 points from the top of the standings, and I’m looking forward to the next round in a month and a half! Thanks to the team, the academy, and the fans for their big support! It really helps a lot.”

Matteo Miyakawa - Suzuki Ecstar eSports Team Director
“We knew these races would be difficult, but the most important thing is to be consistent and not make mistakes. Collecting points and fighting for the title until the end is our goal, so looking at it from that point of view, we are really satisfied with the results Andrea achieved today in both races. Two strong finishes with good points keeps us in the chase, and that’s great.”