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In a dramatic finish to Round Ten of the iRacing World Championship Series Road Racing, Greger Huttu sealed his third victory of the season at the virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to move into the shadow of current series points leader Klaus Kivekäs. Huttu, who is defending his title in 2011, played out a single pit-stop strategy to set-up a thrilling finale with fellow championship protagonist Jesse Nieminen, who was glued to the tail of Huttu’s Team Redline Williams Toyota FW31 in a charge to the chequered flag. But the smallest of errors in the closing stages sent the iWCSRR rookie tumbling down the order to an eventual finish position of twenty-eighth in the online race.
Starting from second on the grid, Huttu’s one-stop-strategy was soon evident, as he struggled to get away from the line, subsequently dropping to fourth position with the heavy fuel load behind My3id’s potent threesome of Nieminen, Kivekäs and Hugo Luis. However, once My3id trio of leading sim racers made their first of two pit-stops, the possibilities for Huttu began to emerge, as he stepped his way to the front of the pack. “It was hard to decide on strategy but I decided to go with one stop as I felt that could put me in a position to fight for the win at the end of the race,” the 2010 World Champion explained.
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