by David Phillips on March 26th, 2012
In a manner befitting an iRacing World Champion, Brazil’s Hugo Luis dominated Saturday’s Intel GT Series World Finals, leading every lap of the 30 minute race at Circuit de Spa Francorchamps to bring his HPD-ARX01c home in first place. Winner of the 2011 iRacing.com Grand Prix Series World Championship, Luis took the checkered flag 5.67s ahead of South Africa’s Zaahir A. Essa, with Yuho Abe of Japan finishing another second in arrears to complete a podium worthy of the Intel GT World Finals title.
Luis, who also set fastest lap of the race on his final tour of the virtual 4.35 mile circuit, will receive a complete custom Intel gaming computer valued at $3600. Runner-up Essa will receive an Intel SSD drive while Abe secured an Intel i5 processor and motherboard by virtue of his third place finish.
Raymond Mooney (Scotland), Ben Cornett (Australia), Dániel Sinka (Hungary), Austin Cobb (USA), Dan Green (Australia), Mogar DG Filho (Brazil) and Sergio Roda Junior completed the top ten. The field featured the eight top sim racers from four regional competitions in Africa/Asia/Australia/New Zealand, Europe, North and South America.
A special thanks to Intel for once again supporting iRacing, this fantastic global competition and the world-wide sim-racing community.