Formula SimRacing visited the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for Round 9 of the Thrustmaster World Championships.
Round 9 of the 2016 Season would end up being a historic race with rain drenching the track in warmup after a completely dry afternoon practice and qualifying. Pole Position would be taken by Muhammed Patel in his Musto Racing car, followed by Michele D'Alessandro for NetRex Grand Prix. Daniel Kiss, Jim Parisis, and ACE winner Sander Kallas would round out the top 5.
A few new drivers would appear on the grid, Martin Stefanko and David Cook for Avid Chronic Racing, and Mike Partington and Carlos Martin of Brehm Grand Prix, the new team on the grid. Sander Kallas would double up his weekend after winning the race in the ACE Championship.
The race started wet and Michele was able to take an early lead, but it would not last. Coming off in the last corner on lap 2, he would end up spinning and ended up in the wall. Unfortunatly, Muhammed Patel would also get caught up in this incident, with other behind narrowly dodging the carnage. Jim Parisis would then take the lead and remain uncontested for the win, almost mirroring his win at Australia. Kuba Brzezinski and Daniel Kiss would take the rest of the podium. Championship leader, Jeroen Kweekel, would take home fourth place, while Martin Stefanko would make an impressive debut and take fifth place. Only twelve drivers would finish the race, with the rain catching out many of the drivers. Driver of the Week would go to Jim Parisis with his flawless race in the first ever race in the rain in the World Championship.
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