Twister Racing dominated the first round in both World Championship and ACE but will NetRex's Morgan Morand upset the field in his 2015 Debut?
Formula SimRacing Round Two Malaysia looks set for excitement as Frenchman Morgan Morand makes his first appearance in his campaign for the 2015 World Championship. The 2014 runner up frequently bested the legendary five time WDC winner Bono Huis and seemingly had the 2014 title in the bag until an unfortunate double tap on the pit lane speed limiter cost him the championship. As such he is the acknowledged class of the field and the benchmark against whom other drivers will want to measure themselves.
Will he have it all his own way? Jim Parisis led the Melbourne Race until deep into stint one and only a disconnect denied him the potential for a race win. Shock round one winner Daniel Kiss will return to the Ace grid to build on his win there in Round one so is out. That leaves Polish driver Kuba Brzezinski and his protagonist from Albert Park Petar Brljak to challenge Morand on his return.
The race start and stint one will be dynamic as the grid will have been effectively shuffled by a large number of "Back of Grid Penalties" applied after Melbourne. The Race Stewards have used Round one Melbourne to show that the racing surface is the racing surface and cuts will not be excused especially in qualifying.
Following standard post race checks, Back of Grid Penalties have been handed out to eight drivers and one driver has had his result from Melbourne expunged from the official results.
Excluded from qualifying and at the Back of Grid for Round Two at Malaysia we will see:
Enrico di Loreto, Jeroen Kweekel, Francesco Bigazzi, Marco Conti, Peter Helmbro, Jarl Teien, David Greco, Daniel Kiss
Enrico di Loreto will also have his Melbourne result declared null and void for cuts on 37% of race laps.
What will happen? Will Morand hit the ground running? Will the podium winners from Albert Park have something to say about it? Who has the most to prove and who has the most to lose?