Best worldwide sim racers brought together for the Porsche eSports Supercup season 2020
After the first successful season 2019, the Porsche Esports Supercup online racing series is now launching again. Qualifying rounds to the virtual brand cup jointly organised by Porsche and iRacing have been ongoing since mid-December and will last twelve weeks. As of May 2020 the top 20 simulation racing drivers of the qualification and the first 20 drivers of the previous season will be competing against each other on ten racing weekends at iconic racetracks and circuits forming part of the Carrera Cup brand cups.
“The first year of the Porsche Esports Supercup was dominated by thrilling races: in 20 races we saw ten different winners. We have achieved our aim of bringing together the best worldwide sim racers in a racing series. We are all the more looking forward to the 2020 season, where we race on the Circuit de La Sarthe in parallel to the Le Mans 24h race. In addition, drivers need to prove themselves at Nürburgring Nordschleife as the world’s most challenging racetrack,” Marco Ujhasi says as the Porsche Motorsport Esports Manager.
The new features of the virtual supercup in 2020 include a two-day, pre-season test in Barcelona at which drivers can prepare for the season. The Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge will also be taking place for the very first time: a new series as part of the Supercup involving Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport vehicles. It is open to all drivers not taking part in the Porsche ESports Supercup.
40 drivers from a total of 16 countries took place in the first edition of the online racing series. Australian Joshua Rogers came out top. He was also the first virtual racing driver to receive an award at the “Night of Champions”, a gala event that took place at the beginning of December to honour the year’s Porsche motorsports winners.
Schedule of the Porsche Esports Supercup 2020:
|Test (preseason)||27 – 28 March 2020||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|Round 1||2 May 2020||Circuit Park Zandvoort|
|Round 2||9 May 2020||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya|
|Round 3||23 May 2020||Donington Park Circuit|
|Runde 4||13 June 2020||Circuit de la Sarthe|
|Round 5||4 July 2020||Nürburgring Nordschleife|
|Round 6||18 July 2020||Silverstone Circuit|
|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||19 September 2020||Autodromo Nazionale Monza|
Porsche factory pres release.
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