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Costantini Wins Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Spa

The Force Dynamics Dallara Grand Prix in iRacing is pure class. Featuring some of the greatest virtual drivers in the world. Round 2 visited Spa Francorchamps.

With a star studied field of drivers in the Force Dynamics Dallara Grand Prix in iRacing, you can guarantee the racing will be at the highest level. recently the drivers and championship visited Spa Francorchamps for round 2.

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Last week’s Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship opener at Watkins Glen couldn’t have been much more disappointing than it was for Michele Costantini.

The Italian driver, known as one of the best virtual open-wheel racers in the world, fell from sixth on the grid to 16th at race’s end, setting off his championship on the wrong foot. Only a point for the fastest lap of the race salvaged his spot in the championship standings.

But fortunes can change quickly in motorsport of all types, and such was the case for the SDK Gaming representative in round two at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

It took a last-lap move on fellow Apex Racing Team driver Yohann Harth to do it, but Costantini scored the win from the pole, leading 12 of 35 laps on the iconic host of the Belgian Grand Prix to thrust himself right back into the championship conversation.

The second-place run was Harth’s second podium in two iRGP races thus far in 2021, and his second top-five in two days, after kicking off his iRacing Rallycross World Championship presented by Yokohama title defense with a fourth place in Daytona on Wednesday.

Fellow SDK driver Ben Fuller completed an Apex lockout of the podium in third, while Watkins Glen winner Maarten van Loozenoord led 13 laps on the way to a fourth place finish.

Spa’s uniquely challenging circuit proved to be slightly higher attrition than Watkins Glen. Just 13 of the 25 entrants completed every lap, compared to 18 of 26 last week, with drivers like Sam Kuitert, Marcus Jensen, and Valentin Mandernach all falling victim to early incidents.

As a result, the point standings saw a major shift, with van Loozenoord and Harth separated by just one point but with some cushion on the rest of the field. Watkins Glen runner-up Peter Berryman remains third thanks to a sixth place finish and the fastest lap of the race.

Full results from Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship action at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Driver

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts.

1166Michele Costantini35121:41.65025
2490Yohann Harth35-0.43091:41.68821
3755Ben Fuller35-0.86611:41.35518
4569Maarten van Loozenoord35-2.550131:41.22015
5109Tamas Simon35-3.17001:41.37912
6250Peter Berryman35-7.89701:41.11011
71798Matteo Ugolotti35-15.44901:42.1469
898David Toth35-15.91301:41.7658
91686James J Pinsker35-28.48401:42.5017
10259Andreas J Henkel35-30.23101:41.8336
11136Jarl Teien35-31.94501:42.3515
12225Omar Baha35-50.97801:42.7764
132021Alejandro del Campo35-55.79701:42.9543
142132Jorge Marquinez34-1 L01:41.4652
151825José I. Soria33-2 L01:43.9981
161494Kane Halliburton14-21 L01:42.7390
171128Sam Kuitert12-23 L01:42.1000
181223Marcos Núñez11-24 L01:42.8170
192311Przemyslaw Marek Lemanek9-26 L01:42.1920
20242Florian Lebigre6-29 L01:42.8240
211977Cédric BYLL3-32 L00
22843Brian Lockwood2-33 L00
23312Marcus Jensen1-34 L00
24157Gio Cortese1-34 L00
25646Valentin Mandernach1-34 L00

 

Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship points through two rounds are as follows:

  1. Maarten van Loozenoord, 40
  2. Yohann Harth, 39
  3. Peter Berryman, 32
  4. Michele Costantini, 26
  5. Ben Fuller, 24
  6. David Toth, 16
  7. Valentin Mandernach, 15
  8. Sam Kuitert, 12
  9. Tamas Simon, 12
  10. 4 drivers tied, 10

The Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship season continues next Wednesday at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. Coverage begins at 3PM ET/19:00 GMT on iRacing.com/live and across iRacing social media channels. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iRacing.com.

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