Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Silverstone preview

Tradition meets modernity: This Saturday, 40 sim racers contest the virtual Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup series on one of the world’s most venerable racetracks. The Silverstone Circuit has hosted thrilling motorsport events for more than 70 years.

Preview

At round six of the global esports championship, drivers tackle the race at the “Home of British Motor Racing” via the iRacing simulation platform in virtual versions of the latest Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

On home turf, Sebastian Job from the Red Bull Racing Esports squad could move into the lead. With 155 points to his credit, he currently sits just six points behind Joshua Rogers (AUS), who drives a virtual Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for VRS Coanda Simsport.

Rogers’ Norwegian teammate Tommy Østgaard (135 points) and Germany’s Maximilian Benecke (Porsche24 Driven by Redline,132 points) also lie within striking distance of the leader. The same applies to Alejandro Sánchez: The swift Spaniard from the MSI eSports team currently ranks fifth overall with 126 points.

Round five – which was scheduled to take place a fortnight ago on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife – was postponed to a later date due to technical glitches. “In conjunction with iRacing and the drivers, we’ve found a solution to the challenges we experienced at the two previous race weekends at Le Mans and the Nürburgring.

These races will be rescheduled for 26 September and 5 September,” explains Marco Ujhasi, Manager Esports Porsche Motorsport. “We’re looking forward to the upcoming races. As anticipated, the situation at the top of the leaderboard is extremely close in this fiercely competitive championship. There is no let-up in the suspense.”

Info

On the Silverstone Circuit, sim racers will contest a 15-minute sprint race, followed by a 30-minute main race. Fans can watch the event live on the Porsche YouTube channel and Twitch.

Both races are also streamed on both video platforms via iRacing. Further information on the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup can be found on the Porsche Motorsports Hub, Porsche Newsroom and the Twitter account @PorscheRaces.

The programme (18 July)

  • 3:45 to 4:03pm: Free practice
  • 4:03 to 4:15pm: Qualifying
  • 4:17 to 4:32pm: Sprint race
  • 4:34 to 4:44pm: Warm-up
  • 4:45 to 5:15pm: Main race

(All times CEST)

Upcoming races

Event

Date

Racetrack

Round 7

1 August 2020

Road Atlanta

Round 8

15 August 2020

Brands Hatch Circuit

Round 9

29 August 2020

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Round 10

5 September 2020 Nürburgring-Nordschleife

Round 11

26 September 2020

Circuit de la Sarthe

Round 12

10 October 2020

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

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