KT Racing, Nacon, WRC Promoter and EKO Acropolis Rally Greece are delighted to announce that France's Lohan 'Nexl' Blanc has won a fourth WRC eSports Championship title with victory at the 2022 World Final presented by AGON by AOC.

Lohan 'Nexl' Blanc became the first person to claim a fourth title in the history of the WRC eSports Championship by winning the 2022 World Final presented by AGON by AOC. The reigning champion qualified second for the final before the four special stages, where regular season MVP Sam-Joe Abi Nakhle was the clear favourite. However, the young Lebanese driver made one of his rare mistakes in the first test when he hit a wall at high speed on the Col de Braus. After losing more than forty seconds, he had to make up for it over the three remaining timed sectors. Lohan Blanc and his team-mate at Race Clutch, John 'Izamusing' Bebnowicz-Harris, took advantage of this and battled it out for the top step of the podium, with the former eventually winning by 16"75.

The podium was completed by Marco "Botti Jr" Botinelli in his first World Final, 13"11 further back. "It was really difficult to manage my pace," confided Lohan Blanc after his win. "I didn't manage to win any rallies [during the regular season] so I wasn't expecting to win, but in the end you have to push and believe in yourself. I have mixed feelings with Sami-Joe not making the podium, but on the other hand I'm really happy for my run [in WRC Esports] since 2016." Second-placed John Bebnowicz-Harris was celebrating his first podium after narrowly missing out for the last two seasons.

"I tried so hard to push Lohan," he said. "In the end, I overstepped my own boundaries and failed. It's been a long road to this point. I just had a few tiny details that changed everything. I really wanted to be on the podium today and achieving that seems unreal."

For his title, Lohan Blanc won a cash prize of €25,000 from WRC games publisher NACON and development studio KT Racing. The Frenchman also received a limited edition TW Steel VS90 WRC watch. John Bebnowicz-Harris received a full simulator courtesy of AGON by AOC, Playseat and Fanatec, as well as a limited edition TW Steel VS92 WRC watch. Finally, Marco Botinelli won a TW Steel GT11 WRC watch by finishing third.

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September 12, 2022