Championship leader Šmídl: “This season is the best one so far”

The 2017 Thrustmaster Virtual GP season is currently enjoying a summer break, after 8 races out of 12. That means it is probably a good time to take a look at what has happened so far and get ready for the grand finale. Let’s start with the current championship leader and two-time Virtual GP champion, Michal Šmídl from Big Shock. What does he think about his season so far? And what else has he been doing this year? All that and much more, including how it feels to be a part of a famous professional sim racing team, you can find all the answers in this interview.

The visit of WTF1 to the Thrustmaster Virtual GP studio

We had some very special guests in the Thrustmaster Virtual GP studio over the course of the British round of this season’s championship. WTF1 travelled to the Czech Republic with VGP commentator Matt Gallagher coming to commentate live in a special one-off occurrence. While they were here they were also filming behind the scenes and giving people an insight into how our operation works.

Stefanko wins despite heavy Smidl pressure in Spain

Martin Stefanko sealed back to back wins as he took the chequered flag in round seven of the 2017 Thrustmaster Virtual GP Championship. Michal Smidl fought him until the very end but had to settle for second with Petr Zoubek finishing third. In a pulsating race from start to finish, the Republic of Gamers driver held off Smidl in his Big Shock car throughout the whole race, withstanding huge pressure.

Spanish GP Preview

The seventh round of the Thrustmaster Virtual GP 2017 season sees the drivers take to the Circuit de Catalunya as Michal Smidl looks to get back to winning ways. The schedule has returned to normal following our special British GP coverage. The Czech commentary will return for the live race stream, with the English commentary coming at a later date.