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MANUFACTURER SERIES
A Comeback Win for Honda as Gallo (Williams_BRacer) Wins the 2020 Series!
2020 Series Manufacturer Series - Stage 3 (EMEA)
09/08/2020

The third stage of the 2020 Manufacturer Series got underway on July 7th.
Mercedes-Benz's Beauvois had ended the second stage on top of the pile, but Honda's Gallo (Williams_BRacer) was close behind, and certainly within striking distance.

Beauvois's form suddenly took a turn for the worse on Stage 3. Indeed, he would fail to score a single point throughout the stage.
Gallo, on the other hand, was in the form of his life, scoring points in Rounds 21, 24, 26 and 28. Indeed, his performances were so good, his overall victory was confirmed before the final race even began.

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The final race of Stage 3 featured Gr. 3 cars, and took place on the Tokyo Expressway.
Neither Gallo nor Beauvois took part in the race. As mentioned above, Gallo's overall victory over Beauvois had already been confirmed, and neither had any particular reason to participate.

Pole position was taken by Aston Martin's Moysov (VQS_Nick). Volkswagen's Romero (ERM_NicoRD) started in second place on the grid.

Soon after the race began, Romero pulled off an impressive piece of skill, emerging from Moysov's slipstream on the approach to turn 11 and overtaking him to move into first place. A fierce battle between the top two then ensued, with only 0.1 second separating them. Both cars took a pit stop on the ninth lap, but this had no effect on the gap between them.
Moysov waited patiently for a chance to overtake Romero, but he was unable to find the right time to make his decisive move.

Moysov finally went for it on the final part of the final lap. Using Romero's slipstream, he managed to draw level with his rival, and both cars were neck-and-neck going into the final corner. In the end, however, it was Romero's position on the outside that would prove decisive, allowing him to exit the corner ahead of Moysov and cross the finish line in first place. It was an extremely valuable victory for the Volkswagen man, who until this point had had little experience of fighting for first place in a race.

It was Gallo who emerged victorious in the overall series rankings, however, finishing up a huge 95 points ahead of Beauvois in second place. Gallo had been there or thereabouts in 2019, but this was his first title, and it was a clear indicator of the incredible progress he has made.

Rank Driver DR SR Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 Rd. 11 Rd. 12 Rd. 13 Rd. 14 Rd. 15 Rd. 16 Rd. 17 Rd. 18 Rd. 19 Rd. 20 Rd. 21 Rd. 22 Rd. 23 Rd. 24 Rd. 25 Rd. 26 Rd. 27 Rd. 28 Rd. 29 Rd. 30 Total
1 Honda Williams_BRacer S S 346 325 385 232 219 162 369 363 0 404 386 336 383 357 403 294 291 397 358 469 395 354 339 482 - 396 358 471 366 - 3417
2 Mercedes-Benz Wong_Baguette_F1 S S 353 368 417 252 382 383 419 - 397 387 313 388 - 411 - 469 - - - 434 - - - 320 - - - 278 - - 3322
3 Aston Martin VQS_Nick S S 182 0 - - - 340 - - 323 341 272 257 - - 370 364 189 364 - 451 362 - - 410 - 256 409 400 - 445 3213
4 BMW Williams_Coque14 S S 301 311 - 288 383 266 352 376 378 371 314 363 383 373 - 434 312 318 268 312 378 229 166 - 365 - 362 453 399 376 3184
5 Lamborghini SpideeR_3A S S 120 360 401 - 350 353 0 - 183 420 377 291 159 223 387 451 - 380 - - - - - - - 264 355 - - - 3131
6 Ford TRL_ADAM18 S S - 350 365 - - 368 371 383 381 355 - - 340 389 377 399 - - - 224 - - 355 230 - 347 - 418 367 411 3129
7 Citroën PR1_J-BREA13 S S - - - - - - - - 304 323 - - - - 389 371 300 336 348 277 346 - 367 428 95 318 371 385 383 394 3088
8 Volkswagen ERM_NicoRD S S 333 210 333 0 317 367 318 - - 339 - - - - - - - - - - - 360 - 464 381 - 321 365 - 462 3071
9 Lamborghini Williams_Gio S S 191 353 339 315 347 357 268 321 - - - 317 354 340 344 416 - 350 - - 145 - 300 392 - 347 291 436 383 308 3041
10 Citroën BFR_DevilSoul S S - - - - - - 361 315 352 - 392 0 403 315 0 370 357 99 - - 349 262 - 446 331 - - - - 359 3040

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