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30 Mar 2021 ------

FORDZILLA: Coming into Season 2 with plenty to prove

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Can Season 1's last-placed team cause some upsets this time around?

Season 2 of the V10 R-League is just around the corner, and there are several teams looking to take steps forward after a disappointing first run in V10 R-League.

One of those is Fordzilla.

Season 1

Fordzilla definitely had a Season 1 to forget, losing all but one of their seven matches.

The team scored just two points as they finished last in the standings, but that's not to say they weren't competitive.

Fordzilla was able to push Red Bull hard in the first round, taking a point off one of the title favourites. It was an encouraging start against one of the best teams in the league.

Things fell apart after that though, as they lost every tie after that bar the finale against JAESA Suzuki which ended in a draw.

Fordzilla was unlucky at times, but overall they lacked the pace and consistency that was required to compete at the sharp end of V10 R-League.

Drivers

The passionate Pablo Lopez and Shaun Arnold both reprise their roles from Season 1 at Fordzilla. For Season 2, they are joined by Turkish sim racer Emre Cihan, who will be looking to give the team the boost they need to succeed.

Also stepping into the fold as reserve drivers are Julian Rodriguez and Gianmarco Fiduci.

Retaining drivers that are familiar with the unique demands of V10 R-League is not a bad thing, but has Fordzilla added enough speed to bridge the gap? Can the experiences of last year provide a good platform for growth? They will certainly be hoping so.

Season 2 expectations

Despite their poor results, Fordzilla missed out on points on a number of occasions in Season 1. Had luck favoured them more often, they could've been fighting with JAESA Suzuki and Yas Heat.

Keeping Lopez and Arnold is vital for their chances, as these two were the standouts for the outfit in Season 1. The addition of Cihan should give Fordzilla the chance to challenge more regularly.

We predict Fordzilla will still be fighting it out in the lower half of their group though, with qualification to the playoffs a tricky prospect. But with so many teams changing lineups more dramatically, Fordzilla's experience could tell.

However, the new format means that anybody can win on their day and if fortune smiles on Fordzilla, that could certainly happen.

How to watch

V10 R-League Season 2 kicks off on Monday, 12 April.

Viewers in the UK can watch all the action from the best matchup of the week on BT Sport every Monday, with the remaining matches shown throughout the week!

Fans in the Middle East and North Africa can get all the action through StarzPlay.

ESPN will be showing the races to all those in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Oceania.

Make sure to check local listings and video-on-demand services for exact times!

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