Virtual World Championship tighter than ever

The Lausitzring round was a jaw-dropping competition

The virtual Lausitz track

The Virtual World Championship is proving to be a tighter competition than the actual Red Bull Air Race. For the penultimate round in Lausitz more than 1,600 virtual pilots took to the skies over Germany to try and win some fantastic prizes, whilst playing Red Bull Air Race – 2, the mobile game.

Red Bull Air Race – 2 accurately recreates all the tracks that the Master Class pilots fly during the 2017 season and in Lausitz the gamers had to negotiate the tight technical track in a similar style as the real thing.

In the virtual Final 4, Manuel F from Austria – who was a strong contender in the 2016 championship – took the win with a time of 25.465s. Manuel F won the race by just 0.019s ahead of fellow countryman Pilot 9482112 who crossed the virtual Hamilton Start/Finish Gate in 25.484s.

French pilot Roman Genestier took the third and final step on the podium, Genestier was just 0.086s behind the leader. Fourth place went to Czech pilot Jiri Martan.

Although the season is nearly over the 2017 Virtual World Champion will be crowned in Indianapolis at the season finale in a winner takes all race.

If you think you've got what it takes, download Red Bull Air Race – 2 and get training, there's always next year...

Lausitzring Virtual World Championship results

1. Manuel F: 25.465s

2. Pilot 9482112: 25,484s

3. Roman Genestier: 25,551s

4. Jiri Martan: 25,801s