On 3th May we had first ever VirtualGP at Jerez de la Frontera on the new official MotoGP videogame, who saw MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 riders competing for the victory. We did not have all the guys as the game does not support more than 12 riders on track, but it was still a fun show to watch.
Gabriel Rodrigo was successful in the Moto3 class, while Lorenzo Baldassarri dominated Moto2 and Maverick Vinales took benefit from Francesco Bagnaia’s mistake to win his first virtual race of the season after missing the win on the previous videogame after a battle against Bagnaia on Red Bull Ring.
There is going to be something different this time compared to first Virtual GP, as Moto2 and Moto3 will not race and be replaced by MotoE, who will have his first virtual race this season. We still do not know if the race will be taken on the previous videogame or on the actual one, as MotoGP 20 does not have MotoE rider at the moment, but game director told us that they are going to fill the videogame with the MotoE with a patch, which will probably be released soon.
Anyway, the circuit where the action will be taken is Misano and talking about MotoGP side, we will see Valentino Rossi coming back alongside Michele Pirro and Takaaki Nakagami, while Maverick Vinales, Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Quartararo and Marquez’s brother are going to race again. Over them, Joan Mir, Tito Rabat and Lorenzo Savadori will make their appearance on a 35% race, that means 9 laps.
MotoE will have instead a 5 laps race, with reigning World Champion Matteo Ferrari on track. Also Eric Granado and Mike Di Meglio will take part of the GP, alongside Xavier Simeon, Mattia Casadei, Dominique Aegerter, Lukas Tulovic, Jordi Torres and Alejandro Medina.