Nations Cup World finals
Probably the best racing I've seen all year including irl. From race 1 where it seemed like Fraga had the championship in hand all the way to race 4 where it was anyone's to grab. Hizal's consistent clean drive starting from 10th in the first race to challenging for the cup by the 4th race it was a proper rollercoaster. Some amazing racecraft from Cody made him my favorite going in to the final race and it was incredible to see him and Hizal swapping the lead magnificently in the last race, but the crown goes to Fraga for that amazing drive beating everyone with his hard tires while they were on softs. What and incredible drive.
The sheer skill required to be that consistent while keeping in mind he was battling with drivers like Yamanaka, Hizal, Cody, Carazas who are some of the fastest in the world speaks to his racecraft. Once he changed to softs he was unstoppable. A well deserved win from him, taking the first world championship. Hizal and Cody were beaten but definitely did really well finishing second and third in the finals and the in the overall championship.
It's a shame that Kokobun, Rubilar, Mangano and Blaszan didn't perform as expected and Yamanaka's shocking fall from pole in the first lap of race 4 was really sad. Nevertheless amazing races from most of the drivers and the championship truly ended in the hands of the best.
If this is what Yamauchi-san had in mind for GT Sport I'd say he's nailed it. A few changes to the qualifying format and an improvement in the live stewarding would definitely be welcome. But for a start it was well done and I'm already looking forward to next year. Most exciting stuff I've seen.
Oh yeah props to Jimmy and Chris for the edge of seat commentary. Outstanding.