Frenchman Aymard Vernay has been crowned winner of the inaugural eSkootr Championship series (eSC).
The Racing Citizens rider claimed the top prize after a dramatic day of racing on Thursday at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France.
Vernay finished third in the final race, beating Italian Sara Cabrini in the Riders’ title battle by just four points.
“This is awesome – I love this! It feels amazing to have become the first-ever winner of the eSkootr Championship,” said Vernay. “I knew if Sara won the last race, I just needed fourth place to be guaranteed the win. There was pressure to hold my place over the seven laps, but I was ecstatic when I crossed the finish line!”
During the knockout stages, the title favourite Marc Luna crashed his S1-X eSkootr on the opening lap. With the Spaniard out of contention, Cabrini booked her place in the final with a win, despite being demoted a place for track limits.
Among the teams, Nico Roche Racing finished the season in first place with 169 points, just three points ahead of second-place Carlin. Murphy Scooters took third (154 points), just one place ahead of Anthony Joshua’s 258 Racing outfit.
Hrag Sarkissian, eSC Co-Founder and CEO, celebrated the conclusion of a “thrilling and rewarding inaugural season.”
“We’re delighted to crown our first rider and team champions, Aymard Vernay and Nico Roche Racing,” Sarkissian told Zag Daily. “We set out to create the most diverse racing series, one that would inspire a new generation of sports fans. The final race was contested by three female and three male riders representing six different teams. This in itself was a fantastic realisation of the vision and mission.”
The result completes the inaugural series where thirty professional male and female athletes from a diverse range of backgrounds battled it out in knockout races across London, Marseille and Sion.
“This season is only the beginning,” said Sarkissian. “Next season is already taking shape in a really positive way and we can expect to be racing in some new and exciting city destinations. I look forward to sharing more of those plans over the coming months.”