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Runner-up spot for Team MotorSport New Zealand supported by Continental Cars Ferrari

Team MotorSport New Zealand supported by Continental Cars Ferrari walked away as runners-up at the inaugural 2023 Next Level Racing Tri-Nations Esports Cup on Sunday.

30 of the best esport drivers across the three nations lined-up for a two race event where their finishing positions would score points not only for themselves, but the country they represent too. Team MotorSport New Zealand supported by Continental Cars Ferrari beat the United Kingdom to the runner-up spot but couldn’t quite get up over arch-sporting rivals Australia.

Each driver lined up for two 30-minute races, one at the famed Silverstone and the other at the iconic Mount Panorama Bathurst. Every driver got behind the wheel of identical Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO cars donning their national colours.

Ewan Baker lead the way for Team MotorSport New Zealand, finishing fifth-equal overall on the leaderboard and finishing fifth in the opening race and seventh in race two. Just two-points behind Baker was sim racing protege and Toyota 86 racer Hugo Allan in seventh overall having finished ninth and fourth in the two races.

Overall Team MotorSport New Zealand took out six top-ten finishes over the two races, amassing enough points comfortably secure second place.

Although it was Australia who were crowned Tri-Nations Cup victors, it was the United Kingdom’s Matt Caruana who topped the drivers standings. His efforts earning him a a Next Level Racing Elite Lite Wheel Plate Edition with a Next Level Racing ES1 Elite Seat.

Each nation’s top-placed driver also walked away with new Next Level Racing GT Track Simulator, with Baker topping Team MotorSport New Zealand while Steen Ledger took the honours for Australia.

Baker was also voted driver of the day by the viewers and will not only walk away with the track simulator, but also a Next Level Racing Haptic Feedback Gaming Chair. Continental Cars Ferrari will also make sure Baker looks the part, with a Ferrari Polo and Jacket for being Team MotorSport New Zealand supported by Continental Cars Ferrari’s top-placed driver.


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