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Daniel Abt's suspension by the Audi Formula E team - and possible loss of his drive - for fielding a ringer in an Esports event could be considered an overreaction. But in a wider context, his employers had little other alternative
All of the sim racing series that have been set up in recent times came with good intentions. They offer fans some form of motorsport to tide them over during the current coronavirus-enforced pause.
But precisely because they're virtual competitions, each has taken on a whole load of flack. That's understandable as Esports is nowhere near as emotive or entertaining as real-world motorsport. It's a natural outcome when the stakes are so much lower.
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