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Reactions from the winners of the VCO Cup of Nations

Reactions from the winners of the VCO Cup of Nations

27.07.2020: Maximilian Benecke (Team Germany): “I am happy with this victory. I normally drive GT cars but I was already familiar with the Formula 1 car that I won the final race in. It is fun to drive but I still can't quite reach the top level in terms of speed, so




Maximilian Benecke (Team Germany):
“I am happy with this victory. I normally drive GT cars but I was already familiar with the Formula 1 car that I won the final race in. It is fun to drive but I still can't quite reach the top level in terms of speed, so the race remained thrilling right to the end.


On the final laps, I tried to calculate whether we were far enough ahead in the overall standings. I thought we would be alright, so I didn’t feel too much pressure.”
 



Jonas Wallmeier (Team Germany):
“I think we benefited from the fact that we already knew one another well. We trained intensively ahead of the event and prepared ourselves as well as possible for the various cars and race formats. Of course, I am delighted with my win in the Le Mans GT race.


I was able to build up a bit of a lead in the Porsche curves in the beginning, which gave me a buffer to the cars behind me for the rest of the race.
 



Alexander Thiebe (Team Germany):
“I am wet through from sweat – but very happy that we recorded this overall victory together. I think that the key to it was that we made it through the NASCAR race and the Le Mans race with the reverse grid and scored plenty of points.


Overall, it was a great event. I really enjoyed the mixture. You had to adapt unbelievably quickly to the various cars. That was a cool challenge which we don't normally experience in our competitions.”
 



Patrik Holzmann (Team Germany):
“Right up to the end, I was not sure whether we would manage to claim overall victory. I was actually well ahead in second place in the final race, but then my rear wing was damaged when I was hit from behind.


I fell back further and although I didn't know exactly how many points we needed, I realised that every place could be crucial. I am very pleased that we managed it in the end.”
 



Everyone taking part in the VCO Cup of Nations was asked to make a voluntary donation to the child welfare organisation UNICEF when they registered and to advertise the donation links on their social media channels during the Esports racing tournament, thus supporting UNICEF’s work all over the world, especially in response to Covid-19. VCO and Williams Esports set a good example by donating £2,500 to UNICEF.




ALEXANDER MEY  photos @VCOMOTORSPORTS

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