|Beitske Visser won the final race of Round Eight at Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, to extend her lead at the top of the W Series Esports League.
The Dutch driver was runner-up in race one and came from the back row to fifth in the reverse-grid race, recording the fastest lap in both of those races too. The 25-year-old then converted her second pole position of the round – and sixth in a row – into victory in the third race for a total of 50 points – her best result since Round Four in Brazil.
Beitske outscored her closest W Series Esports League challenger, Marta Garcia, by six points, giving her a 57-point lead with two rounds remaining. Marta, 19, won the first race at the legendary Australian circuit, but a combination of damage and mistakes in the two subsequent races meant she failed to record another podium finish. The Spaniard did strengthen her grip on second place as Irina Sidorkova – who won the reverse-grid race – registered just 29 points.
The Russian, 17, is now under pressure from Nerea Marti who bettered her score from the previous round for the fifth straight week to move past Caitlin Wood into fourth place in the League table. The Spaniard, 18, was the second-highest scorer on 45 points at Bathurst where she finished the three races fourth, third and second respectively.
The W Series Esports League table after Round Eight is as follows: