Esports Preview: Apex and Munster re-ignite title fight at Snetterton

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  • Snetterton to host Round 7 and 8 of ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship live on YouTube from 19:00 tonight.
  • Just 7 points separates Apex Academy and Munster Gaming Rugby in the Teams Championship.
  • Josh Lad leads the Drivers’ Standings by two points over Luke McKeown.

Apex Academy and Munster Gaming Rugby will continue their blockbuster fight for ROKiT British F4 Esports Championship honours tonight [11 November] as the series heads to Snetterton.

Both camps have been among the class of the field in the six rounds so far, and are separated by a mere seven points at the top of the Teams Standings. Apex Academy, who lead, have won two of the six races so far, with an additional brace of wins for their affiliated Apex Racing Team squad, third overall.

The only blot on an otherwise perfect copybook for the renowned sim racing outfit is Josh Lad’s victory for Munster at the Donington Park opener.

The consistency of the Williams Esports-supported star has been pivotal in keeping Munster within striking range of Apex at the summit, and he also leads the Drivers’ standings by two points from Luke McKeown (Apex Academy).

McKeown’s standing was boosted in no small part by victory last week at a virtual Knockhill, in which he charged from ninth on the grid to the top of the podium. That followed a maiden win for pre-season favourite Peter Berryman, who rounds out the top five in the points behind the other two race winners this campaign, Jamie Fluke (Apex Racing Team) and Stanley Deslandes (Apex Academy).

In stark contrast to the undulating, brutal nature of Knockhill, tonight the 23-car strong field will face an altogether different test in the tight, technical Snetterton 300 circuit.

One of the real ‘all-rounders’ among the UK’s iconic roster of circuits, Snetterton is characterized by long straights and its notoriously tricky ‘infield’ section, with one mistake compromising as many as five corners in sequence. Slipstreaming is possible, so expect plenty of overtaking on the night!

The only changes to the entry list for this event are at Team Fordzilla. 2021 Ginetta Junior Vice-Champion Liam McNeilly is in for the absent William Macintyre, with William Chadwick similarly replacing Dion Gowda in their affiliated Team Fordzilla Hybrid line-up. Peyo Peev is banned for this event after deliberate contact at Knockhill.

The live stream starts at 19:00 (GMT) this evening, live on the RaceSpot TV YouTube channel (LINK). Qualifying kicks off the competitive action at 19:10, with two 30-minute races to follow at 19:22 and 20:17 respectively.

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