A Brazilian flag carries a rich history full of incredible moments in motorsports, with drivers such as Ayrton Senna, Rubens Barrichello, Hélio Castroneves and many others. This country allied to the focus on becoming a professional e-sports athlete is what motivates Elisio Nettoa native of Arapiraca, not in the state of Alagoas.
Após to conquer or vice-championship in Brazil vee formula In 2018, the Alagoan turned his eyes to the virtual motoring dinner during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, at 21 years old, he was champion of the category GT3 no multiclass championship EEWCda international league GTR24h. A vitória was seen together with the pilots Maciej Kasprzyk (Poland), Alexander Nielsen Secher (Denmark), Niels Hoogeveen (Nova Zelândia), Marc Vermeer (Nova Zelândia), Daniel Krasznai (Hungary) and Arda Ercan (Turkey).
“I was very happy with the team title in the GTR. If my chefe de equipe is happy, I am happy. Porém, I am still looking for a conquest as well as a single championship”, comments the Brazilian representative.
“I learned to work under pressure, sometimes every tenth face differently. Interlagos was the only test in which my setup (adjustment of the car) was decisive, since I have more familiarity with the circuit”, I concluded.
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Not last year, Elisio participated in a selection to tempt a vague team Visceral E-Sportsformer Volante Racing, and tells that he had two positions below the goal established for time, but later he was called to join the line-up.
“They will decide to leave me in ‘stand-by’ and not participate in bullfights for another non-simulator team rFactor2. I began to show good results, with consistent performances and different strategies to start the transition to a professional time. Not my season, we had a good result in Monza, I managed to do better in this stage Global Endurance Series. In Portimão, he got to pole position. From these results, I got vague.”
Not running during the season, Netto disputed long-duration bullfights, as 24 Hours of Le Mans, for example, together with pilots of different nationalities. Questioned as different languages foram uma barreira, the pilot comments that he communicated with the basic English that he possui. “Everyone knows a little bit of English now, you don’t necessarily need a language course to turn. As you talk, it’s just a little more difficult with those partners of the team who know how to speak better German”.
Seeking to consolidate his career as a professional e-sports pilot, the Alagoan highlights the importance of broadcasting live, with the aim of increasing the visibility of the team and attracting new sponsors. “I see that in Brazil there is no such PRO person who wins a bag of 10 thousand reais, depending on two performances in the championships. It is also important to plan the lives, which can be a way to add new partners”.
On December 3 and 4, Elisio disputes as 24 Hours of Daytona For Cisco Air Racing, the team that defended the first few years in the virtual arena.
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