The digital duplicate of the Road Atlanta racetrack in the US state of Georgia hosts the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup this Saturday (1 August). The 4.088-kilometre rollercoaster circuit noted for its twelve at times high-speed corners as well as its long straights, significant elevation changes and brutal compressions, places special demands on the setup of the virtual version of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. After the rescheduling of the rounds at Le Mans and the Nürburgring, Road Atlanta marks the fifth race contested as part of the global Esports championship on the iRacing simulation platform.
Sebastian Job from the Red Bull Racing Esports team tackles the race as the new points’ leader: With 219 points, the Briton moved to the top of drivers’ standings at his home race in Silverstone. Following in his slipstream just 18 points behind is Germany’s Maximilian Benecke from the Redline squad. Thanks to scoring a first and a second place at the “Home of British Motor Racing”, Alejandro Sánchez (MSI eSports) from Spain now ranks third overall with 198 points to his credit. Joshua Rogers (VRS Coanda Simsport), the previous points’ leader, fell down the rankings to fourth place after the Silverstone weekend.
At the Road Atlanta circuit, sim racers will contest a 15-minute sprint race, followed by a 30-minute main race. Fans can watch the event live on Porsche’s Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/porsche) and YouTube (https://youtu.be/P5V0zxT7U7M) channels. Both races are also streamed on the two video platforms via iRacing. Further information on the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup can be found on the Porsche Motorsport Hub, Porsche Newsroom and the Twitter account @PorscheRaces.
The programme (1 August, all times CEST)
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
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