Roberto Merhi crowned the Superstars Open Champion

Roberto Merhi crowned the Superstars Open Champion

20.06.2020: Last night the inaugural Superstars Open sim series – organized by GT Sport Organización, SIRIO eSports and MSD - was televised on Movistar F1 and streamed on YouTube, and viewers across the globe witnessed Spanish former F1 star Roberto Merhi crowned the


Last night the inaugural Superstars Open sim series – organized by GT Sport Organización, SIRIO eSports and MSD - was televised on Movistar F1 and streamed on YouTube, and viewers across the globe witnessed Spanish former F1 star Roberto Merhi crowned the winner following three exciting races with world famous Euroformula Open stars from the past 20 years.




The opening race took place at Silverstone GP Circuit and Merhi started from pole following the hot laps qualifying sessions. After an exciting battle for the lead, it was 2017 Euroformula Open winner Harrison Scott who took the race win, with 2018 series runner-up Bent Viscaal in second place and Ferdinand Habsburg, the 2016 rookie champion, in third.



The final race at Monza saw race one winner Scott on pole with Merhi alongside in P2. The race saw some exciting wheel-to-wheel action with real-world race-winner Yu Kanamaru (JPN) improving from eighth to fourth, his best result of the three Super Stars Open races. Meanwhile, Merhi became embroiled in battles with Drugovich and David Fuminelli (ITA), the 2011 series runner-up, but managed to cross the line in third place to take the title from race-winner Scott by just one point.



“It was a really close final race… I had a great battle with Felipe Drugovich who was racing really clean and we had a lot of fun. The main thing was to make some money for the Red Cross Charity and it was good to see so many good drivers here and friends from the old times”, commented Merhi who, in his final outing in Euroformula Open (then Spanish F3) in 2008, won both races in Barcelona before embarking on a career that saw him compete in DTM and Formula 1.




“I raced with Escuderia TEC-Auto in that livery back in 2008 and won the final two races and I raced in that car again today and won again… it’s a fast car for sure!” he laughed, making reference to the fact that each driver competed in Super Stars Open in the livery they ran in Euroformula Open.



Jesús Pareja, CEO of GT Sport commented: “It was exciting to see GT Sport Organisation’s first step into esports and to welcome back so many familiar faces from Euroformula Open’s past. There is a real sense of pride when you go down the list of drivers who passed through our paddock and then went on to achieve



great things. I’m delighted to see that Roberto Merhi is our Super Stars Open winner. It was extremely close with Harrison Scott who won the series almost a decade after Roberto won his last race with us. To see such big names all come back together to celebrate Euroformula Open and raise money for the Red Cross is fantastic and I’d like to thank all of the drivers plus SIRIO eSports and MSD for putting on such a fantastic show.”



GT Sport Organisation gifted a total of €6,000 to the three drivers who topped the standings to donate to the Red Cross COVID-19 Response Appeal.


Further donations can be made at https://www.cruzroja.es/webCre/donativos/donativos.php?llamada=2.19.252.15494.24/05/04.2.13860


The event was the first step into esports for GT Sport, which is the home of Euroformula Open, International GT Open and GT Cup Open Europe - three of the most highly respected single-seater and GT series in the world - and was the global launch of the new Dallara 320 - the safest, lightest and fastest F3 car of all time.




The Superstars Open presented by GT Sport, SIRIO eSports and MSD is available to view on the Euroformula YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/euroformulaopen.

 

FINAL STANDINGS:


Winner:
Roberto Merhi Runner-up: Harrison Scott Third Place: Felipe Drugovich


P4: Andy Soucek P5: Bruno Méndez P6: Ferdinand Habsburg P7: Juan Cáceres P8: Yu Kanamaru P9: Roldán Rodríguez P10: Thiago Vivacqua P11: Lukas Dunner P12: David Fumanelli P13: Germán Sánchez P14: Tatiana Calderón P15: Bent Viscaal P16: Alex Fontana


Dani Juncadella DNS (connectivity issue) Carlos Sainz DNS (connectivity issue) Nico Prost DNS (connectivity issue) Franco Colapinto DNS (connectivity issue)





SIRIO eSports is a specialized gaming consultancy and hands-on organisation with a firm determination to excel inside the esports space, offering more than 20-plus years of real race team management experience and vast gaming expertise. For further information visit www.sirioesports.gg or follow SIRIO eSports on Twitch, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching @sirioesports.



GT Sport Organización is a sports promotion company established in 1998 in Madrid and founded by former sportcars racer Jesus Pareja. Thanks to the success of its three series, the International GT Open, the Euroformula Open and the GT Cup Open Europe, it has progressively become one of the main race organizers on the European scene. For further info, visit www.gtsport.es, www.gtopen.net, www.euroformulaopen.net and www.gtcupopen.net.




Alfredo Filippone, photos Superstars Open


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