Williams Esports have helped Team Akkodis secure both the GT World Challenge and the Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series Championships for the 2022 season!
In this season's GT World Challenge, drivers were also awarded up to five points in the competition at five events for their results in the Fanatec Esports GT Pro Series, as the world of sim racing collided with real world driving again.
As part of a Williams Esports partnership with Mercedes-AMG, Esports drivers Daire McCormack, Kuba Brzezinski and Jack Noller, supported by Team Management, Javi Guerra and Seb Hawkins, were taken to four events across the year to coach Team Akkodis drivers Dani Juncadella, Raffaele Marcello and Tommaso Mosca.
The Esports drivers supported Team Akkodis drivers in a number of ways including:
Track familiarisation - analysing driver lines to improve performance from previous esports events.
Car setup - including tire pressures and vehicle aerodynamics.
Live spotting during the official race.
Ensuring vehicle settings were mapped correctly onto the steering wheels for ease of adjustment during races.
Post-session discussions on improving lap times.
Managing race strategy from Akkodis engineer truck.
The team achieved great success, securing two race wins at Paul Ricard and Hockenheim, before a second-place finish in the final round at Barcelona secured the Esports Championship.
The results also gave Team Akkodis 14 points in the GT World Challenge, with these points helping to secure a narrow margin of victory over second-placed Team WRT in the overall standings.
Williams Esports would like to thank Mercedes-AMG for the opportunity and congratulate Team Akkodis drivers for the excellent season.
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