Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP eSport rider Lorenzo Daretti showed once again why he is known as ‘the man to beat’ in MotoGP eSports. The Italian had been runner-up for the past two years but got his revenge this evening with two brilliant rides. His convincing race win at COTA and a perfectly managed third place in Valencia showed that the now triple MotoGP eSport World Champion is in a league of his own.
Valencia (Spain), 12th November 2021
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP eSport rider Lorenzo Daretti showed his immense professionality in today’s MotoGP eSport Finale. He entered the first race with a 7-point deficit, but with double points being awarded in today’s two races, it was still all to play for. Many would have been nervous, but Trastevere73 stayed calm. He delivered a perfect race win in COTA and a solid third place in Valencia to secure his third MotoGP eSport World Championship Title.

Trast73 had a dream start to the MotoGP eSport Finale. Having secured pole position for Race 7 in COTA, the Italian knew he could use it to his benefit because of that notoriously tricky and tight Turn 1. The Yamaha man made a perfect start that allowed him to take the hole shot, while his main rivals got tangled up and took a fall. The two-time World Champion knew this was his chance. He put his head down and rode a faultless 8-lap race to take the win with a 2.668s advantage.

Thanks to his brilliant victory, Daretti had an 11-point lead going into the final race, allowing him a cushion: he could finish in second place behind adriaan_26 and still win the championship.

A difficulty at the start of Race 8, set at Valencia, only added to the nerves. Due to technical problems the race was red flagged only seconds after the pack opened the throttle. It was a nervous wait, but the issue was soon solved, and the race was restarted.

Trast73 had a good start from second again, keeping his position in the first corner. Though he lost a place to PieroRicciuti55 later on, the new championship leader didn’t care too much as his main rival adriaan_26 was still behind him in fifth place. If positions stayed the same, he would win the championship 15 points ahead of PieroRicciuti55 who was riding right in front of him in second place. The ten laps definitely felt longer for the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team members cheering their rider on. Trastevere73 had it all under control though. With a solid gap to the man in fourth, Daretti cruised to his third MotoGP eSport World Championship trophy.
Lorenzo Daretti

Lorenzo Daretti

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MOTOGP ERIDER

I was a little bit nervous earlier this week when I was still at home, but then I arrived here and I felt calm. Yesterday I found something more in the bike's settings. I started to improve my feeling and pushed to first and second position in the qualifying. This helped me a lot in today's races. We trained a lot this morning, and I improved my feeling. When I arrived at this event, I was calm and concentrated. I knew I would have to give my all - and I did - and would also need some luck, and I had that as well. But I had my share of bad luck two times this season in previous races, so it all balanced out. I am just really happy about this third World Championship Title. It's unbelievable! I want to thank Yamaha. The team was cheering me on here today, which was so nice to see after competing in the last rounds from home due to the pandemic. I also want to thank our sponsors and partners. I wouldn't have been able to do it without their support.