Beitske Visser holds the early advantage in the W Series Esports League after winning two of the three races in the opening round at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy, to top the League table.
The 25-year-old Dutch driver – who finished runner-up to Jamie Chadwick in W Series’ maiden on-track season last year – won the first and third races from second on the grid and recorded the fastest lap on her way to both victories. In between her two wins, Beitske came from last to ninth in the reverse-grid race, won by Finland’s Emma Kimiläinen, to earn a total of 49 points.
Beitske has a three-point lead over Irina Sidorkova in the League table, the 16-year-old shining on her W Series debut. The young Russian recorded finishes of second, fourth and third, and set the fastest lap in the reverse-grid race, to go 10 points clear of Gosia Rdest. The 27-year-old Pole took the chequered flag in fifth, third and sixth places to score a total of 36 points, one point more than W Series rookie Nerea Martí. The Spaniard, 18, lies in fourth spot in the League table by finishing third, 13th and second.