Devin Braune is simply unstoppable: The game developer from Studio 397 won both races at the fourth round of World eX Bizz in Mexico City.
Braune secured pole position in qualifying. The German took advantage of the slipstream of three-time Bizz Champion Julius Martin, but also hit traffic during his fastest lap – nevertheless, it was enough for first place on the grid by a clear margin. Behind him: Julius Martin, Steffen Walter and Thomas Voigt, fastest driver in the AM class in Mexico, but also involved in collisions at both starts.
In the first race, the four fastest drivers from qualifying drove four wide towards Turn 1. It was foreseeable that this would not go well. Thomas Voigt, who caused the mess, lost most. A spin dropped him to last place before recovering four positions during a comeback drive.
Devin Braune initially dropped back to third place, but managed to pass Julius Martin and Steffen Walter on the first lap and then went on to score an unchallenged victory.
Behind him, Julius Martin and especially Steffen Walter, Luca Munro and Markus Martin provided best entertainment. The latter overtook each other several times. Markus Martin benefited from two contacts between Walter and Munro shortly before the end of the race and thus celebrated together with his brother Julius on the podium. Björn Skottke benefited from a spin by Walter in the final corner of the race and secured victory in the AM category with a strong fifth place.
In the second race with reversed grid, it was Thomas Voigt again who caused trouble when braking into Turn 1. This time he touched Johannes Meinck slightly on the rear. While Meinck spun spectacularly off the track, Voigt was very lucky not to spin on the grass and rejoin the track as the leader. Since he collected plenty of penalty points for shortcutting the chicane, he had to drive extremely carefully for the rest of the race in order not to risk any more track limits.
It didn’t take long for the AM rider to be caught up by Devin Braune. Shortly before the end of the race, Voigt also had to give in to his former teammate Steffen Walter. With third place, he nevertheless achieved the first podium of the season and the second win of the season in the AM category. Luca Munro finished just behind him, taking P4 from Bodo Kräling on the very last lap.
Devin Braune continues to lead the overall standings after four of ten Bizz events clearly ahead of Luca Munro. Steffen Walter improved to third overall in Mexico City and would thus have a good starting position for the Super Final on the Nordschleife on December 5.