Preview to the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup in Barcelona

Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup 2020 Barcelona

Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Edition 2020, Preview, Barcelona/Spain

Just one week after the action-packed season opener, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup takes a virtual trip to Barcelona Saturday (9 May). At the digital double-header event on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 40 elite sim racers will battle for victories and championship points. The two British drivers from the Red Bull Racing Esports team are full of confidence heading into the event: Points leader Sebastian Job (72 points) won the main race at the event on the Dutch racetrack of Zandvoort, with his hottest rival Graham Carroll (70 points) clinching first place in the sprint race.

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Martin Krönke (D), number 5; Max Verstappen (NL), number 69, Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, 2020
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Martin Krönke (D), number 5; Max Verstappen (NL), number 69, Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, 2020

Just two points behind, last year’s champion Joshua Rogers (AUS/VRS Coanda Simsport) is now hoping to score his first victory of the season on the Spanish Grand Prix circuit. Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen (NL/Team Redline) demonstrated at Zandvoort that he is always good for a top ten result. All competitors tackle the global Esports championship run on iRacing’s simulation platform in virtual Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racing cars.

The Barcelona event includes a 15-minute sprint race followed by a 30-minute main race. In addition to the two races, the schedule includes a free practice, a qualifying session to determine the sprint race grid, and a warm-up before the main race.

The schedule (9 May)
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)

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Edited Porsche factory press release.
Pictures courtesy Porsche AG