After four very intensive rounds of the 2019 season Legion Of Racers Esports Championship, the fifth and final round rocked the Suzuka International Racing Course (better known as Suzuka Circuit) on 8th August 2019.
The 30-minute qualifying session proceeded seamlessly as twenty competitors fought for the top 14 spots, with this writer once again failing to successfully qualify. At the top of the qualifying charts was championship contender GTIC_RamStig from Indonesia with a blistering time of 1.36:819, while both TaichiYagami94 and TebeF1 clocking an identical 1.37:186. Starting fourth on the grid was championship leader LMP_LuisMoreno from the Philippines who qualified with a 1.37:363 lap time.
After a rather lengthy delay due to technical glitches on the Playstation servers, it was a clean rolling start as the lights turned green. Unfortunate for Mfrayyan however, who qualified 13th with a very respectable 1.39:278 qualifying lap time, the servers failed on him and he was thus unable to compete.
While it was relatively drama-free for GTIC_RamStig who lead the entire race from pole to finish, it was drama-galore further down the line for much of the 16-lap race. Starting seventh on the grid, MiorHafiz put up a stunning display of consistency and perseverance to finish fourth in the race and third in the overall championship. Most eyes however, were on LMP_LuisMoreno as he had the highest overall points at the start of the race and was cheered on by many in his attempt to win the season.
With GTIC_RamStig clocking the fastest lap time for the first half of the race, it was LMP_LuisMoreno who took that title from mid-race till he crossed the finish line. This would have resulted in the need for another race between the two professional eRacing drivers as they would have then completed the five-race season with a tie. It was however, not meant to be as seconds after LMP_LuisMoreno crossed the finish line in third, TebeF1 snatched that so very precious point away by clocking the fastest lap of the race, effectively crowning GTIC_RamStig the overall winner for the 2019 season of the Legion Of Racers Esports Championship!
Round 5 Full Race (Live):