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Fernando Alonso also wins in video games. The Asturian’s entry into the final leg of the simracing captured much of the attention and it didn’t take him long to demonstrate his ability, by releasing his virtual record with two wins in the Indianapolis oval.
Only a week ago Alonso suffered a chaotic virtual debut on the Zandvoort circuit, but already has taken his pulse as seen in the Indianapolis test of the The Race All-Star Series, a competition organized by The Race, a newly created medium, which is divided into three classes: that of active pilots (ProCup), that of regular simracing users (SimMasters) and the Legends Trophy.
Alonso, who will actually run in said oval in exactly three months, provided that the global situation continues to improve, was not very willing to participate in virtual initiatives, but once he has done so has shown that his videoconsol skillsthey don’t have much to envy the real ones, since it expired two 20 minute runs along with eminences of the stature of Emerson Fittipaldi or Mario Andretti, in addition to other old rockers like Juan Pablo Montoya, Dario Franchitti, Peter Solberg, Tom Coronel, Andy Priaulx, Emanuele Pirror, or Spanish Oriol Serviá.
Alonso launched for the first race at the wheel of the Dallara DW12 who uses the IndyCar and started from fourth on the grid, although it didn’t take long for him to take the lead, keeping a pulse with his ex-partner Jenson Button.
The give and take lasted until the penultimate lap, when Alonso took command of the race until crossing the final goal in front of the British. The podium closed it Jan Magnussen after a hard battle with Tiago Monteiro and Tony Kanaan.
Alonso was more delayed in the second test, but it did not take much time to occupy the forward positions, where he maintained a continuous pulse with Monteiro.
Both fought for first place, which was again for the Spanish for a half-second margin, with the Brazilian Hélio Castroneves, a three-time Indy 500 winner, completing the podium.