GIROLAMI TO JOIN HELL ESPORTS GRID WITH MUENNICH MOTORSPORT
Thursday 18th of June 2020
Argentina’s Nestor Girolami will be the latest driver to fly the ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport banner in rallycross this weekend (June 21), when he races a Seat Ibiza RX in round two of the FIA World Rallycross Championship’s new Esports Series.
In round one at Yas Marina Circuit it was another touring car star, Esteban Guerrieri, who joined Germany’s Timo Scheider in the team’s line-up for the World RX Esport series, but it will be Girolami making his first rallycross start this weekend.
Girolami drove for the ALL-INKL team in the FIA World Touring Car Cup last year and won three times on his way to P7 in the Drivers’ standings. Like many pro drivers, he has also been investing time in the sim over the last few months, but hasn’t yet experienced an event on Codemasters’ DiRT Rally 2.0, the game used for the World RX Esports events in collaboration with Motorsport Games.
“I’ve been doing a lot of sim racing during this period and I found it really helpful to keep me trained. But, I don't have any experience on DiRT 2.0, so it will be really challenging for me. We are testing the touring cars in Salzburg at the moment, so I need to catch up soon with Esteban and Timo to get as much feedback as possible before Sunday, as I will have only one day to do some practice,” he explained.
Two-time Argentine Super TC 200 Champion Girolami isn’t totally inexperienced in off-road driving though, having driven a rally car in his home country a few years ago. “I drove a rally car in Cordoba about four years ago and It was a nice experience with the Baratero team, who are specialists in rally and Dakar in Argentina. But for my first Esports event in rallycross, my goal is to learn as much as possible and with more time for preparation I will try to fight for a good result,” he said.
Also new to the grid at Norway-Hell will be FIA World Rally Championship round-winner Hayden Paddon, from New Zealand, Italian WRC2 driver Tamara Molinaro and Turkish European Rally Championship driver Orhan Avcioglu.
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