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28 Sep 2020

V10 R-League Round 4 Preview - Vallelunga: Williams & BMW go head-to-head!

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Vallelunga

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Williams Esports vs BMW

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Red Bull vs Yas Heat

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Racing Point vs Fordzilla

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JAESA Suzuki vs Porsche24 Redline

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Three rounds down, four to go in the V10 R-League.

After an amazing and incident-filled trip to the Nordschleife, the V10 R-League heads back to Italy for the more serene track of Vallelunga.

Porsche24 Redline continue to lead the way in the standings, and their two nearest rivals face off this week. Let's dive into Round 4!

Vallelunga

Situated just north of Rome, Vallelunga has been hosting races since 1959.

From endurace races, Touring Cars, and even Superbikes, nearly every kind of motorsport has visited Vallelunga, and now the V10 R-League will take to the challenging track.

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With 15 corners and a mix of long hairpins, quick flicks, and a few flat-out blasts it will be a tricky setup to manage for teams.

After the OP nature of a low-downforce setup at the Nordschleife, teams will surely be tempted to trim wing again for this race. However that could lead to some hairy moments.

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WILD RIDE: Vallelunga's technical final sector could catch a few drivers out

The nature of the circuit means there should be plenty of overtaking chances, while the never-ending final corner is begging drivers to get on the power too early and drift wide.

Williams Esports vs BMW

The marquee matchup of the week is easily Williams against BMW.

These two titans sit #2 & #3 in the standings and both will be desperate to avoid dropping points.

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ROUND WE GO: Williams can't afford any errors as they chase the title

Williams are just a point behind leaders Porsche24 Redline, while BMW are three points back and will be keen to keep within striking distance.

Kuba Brzezinski was dominant for Williams around the Nordschleife, but BMW's squad didn't exactly lack pace.

This matchup will be vital in identifying who will threaten Redline's dominance in the final weeks.

Prediction: Williams 2 - 1 BMW

Red Bull vs Yas Heat

Red Bull were able to end Porsche's 100% record by taking a win in the team race last week, but they were still beaten overall and sit fourth.

Tied for points with the Bulls is the newest team, Yas Heat. They are coming off a strong 2-0 win over Fordzilla. There has been little to choose between Yas' quartet of drivers, which gives them a good chance against Red Bull.

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GIVES YOU WINGS: Red Bull's races have been wild all season

Graham Carroll has been excellent for Red Bull in the V10 R-League, but the team as a whole has suffered from some unforced errors and been rather inconsistent.

That leaves the door open for Yas Heat to pull off an upset that was unthinkable before the season started.

Prediction: Yas Heat 2 - 1 Red Bull

Racing Point vs Fordzilla

It's #6 vs #8 as the Pink Panthers look to push themselves up the table at the expense of the winless Fordzilla.

Racing Point were able to take a point home against BMW in somewhat fortunate circumstances, but it all helps as they are still seeking a statement win in the V10 R-League.

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START TIME: Fordzilla haven't really got going in the V10 R-League

As for Fordzilla, they are in danger of becoming the whipping boys of the season. The only winless team, they do at least have a point to their name. Maybe Vallelunga will be where they discover their form.

Prediction: Racing Point 3 - 0 Fordzilla

JAESA Suzuki vs Porsche24 Redline

#1 vs #7 can only lead to a glorious underdog win, right?

That's the hope anyway. Porsche24 Redline are in danger of running away with the title.

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UNDERDOG: Can JAESA Suzuki cause an upset this week?

Jeffrey Rietveld was electric around the Nordschleife, but is likely to come out of the lineup for Atze Kerkhof - oh to have a lineup that strong!

JAESA Suzuki put up a good fight against Williams, and took them to a draw in the team race. They could certainly do the same to Porsche24 Redline and dent their hopes.

Squeezing one point out of this race will be the aim for JAESA Suzuki, but it looks unlikely based on Redline's imperious form.

Prediction: Porsche24 Redlins 3 - 0 JAESA Suzuki

How to watch V10 R-League

If you haven’t tuned in for the V10 R-League yet, you’re missing out!

Round 4 of V10 R-League airs Monday, 28 September at 7pm BST on BT Sport 3 in the UK.

Those in the US can watch on ESPN3, while in the MENA region it will be available on STARZPLAY Arabia.

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