Steffen Walter takes his first win with the eX ZERO

Starting from pole position at Paul Ricard, Julius Martin celebrated his second victory in the RCCO E-Sport Series, the networking platform for interesting people from the motorsport and mobility industry.

In the first of the two races, the engineer from Dresden benefited from the fact that Steffen Walter and Andre Dietzel (both tv racing) were at odds behind him and fought a fierce duel throughout the race. When championship leader Andre Dietzel was able to prevail against his teammate shortly before the finish, the gap to Martin at the top was already too large.

In the second race, Steffen Walter celebrated his first victory with the eX ZERO. As a guest driver of the #RaceHome Charity Racing Series, the software developer and IT Consultant & Team Leader at trivago joined the RCCO at the beginning of the Corona pandemic – at that time still with the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo on the Playstation. In season 1 of the RCCO E-Sport Series he managed a victory in Laguna Seca. Now, then, the first victory with the 1,000-hp eX ZERO. “The knot has slowly broken now,” Walter said. “But it was a tough job to keep Julius behind me.”

In the “reversed-grid” race, Walter built a solid lead early on, but it dwindled in the closing stages. Julius Martin caught up with the leader at the front, but Walter defended himself skillfully and narrowly crossed the finish line as the winner.

With Thomas Voigt (also tv racing), another driver secured his ticket for the Superfinal at Le Mans on December 20 at Paul Ricard. The slot car record champion benefited from a driving error by Bodo Kräling, who rolled his eX ZERO shortly before the end of the race. In addition, contact at the start between the old slot car rivals Thomas Voigt and Björn Skottke caused some excitement: Because neither of the two wanted to give way on the way to Turn 1, there was contact which threw both back to the end of the field.

Networking @ Highspeed continues on St. Nicholas Day with a night race on the Formula 1 circuit in Mexico-City.

Race 1

1st Julius Martin (Martin Racing Team) 8 laps in 12m 07.081s

2nd Andre Dietzel (tv racing) + 2.466s

3rd Steffen Walter (tv racing) + 2.635s

4th Bodo Kräling (bspowersports) + 11.482s

5th Thomas Voigt (tv racing) + 17.866s

6th Björn Skottke (bspowersports) + 22.224s

Pole position: Julius Martin (Martin Racing Team) 1m 28.884s

Fastest lap: Steffen Walter (tv racing) 1m 29.433s

Race 2

1st Steffen Walter (tv racing) 8 laps in 12m 10.715s

2nd Julius Martin (Martin Racing Team) + 0.235s

3rd Thomas Voigt (tv racing) + 13.251s

4th Björn Skottke (bspowersports) + 14.306s

5th Bodo Kräling (bspowersports) + 22.917s

6th Andre Dietzel (tv racing) + 25.857s

Fastest lap: Steffen Walter (tv racing) 1m 29.596s

Standings after 6 of 10 races and qualified for the Super Final:

1st Andre Dietzel (tv racing) 3 wins

2nd Julius Martin (Martin Racing Team) 2 wins

3rd Steffen Walter (tv racing) 1 victory

4th Dominik Heußen (nikdom) 

5th Michael Niemas (NReSports)

6th Bodo Kräling (bspowersports)

7th Thomas voigt (tv racing)