Cliff-hanger as the final Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup race gears up
Sebastian Job will be eager to wrestle the championship crown from Joshua Rogers as today's Esports Supercup race goes down to the wire
A digital version of Italy's Monza Grand Prix circuit is the setting for today's showdown between two stars of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup scene: Sebastian Job (Red Bull Racing Esport) and his Australian rival Joshua Rogers (VRS Coanda Simsport). The pair are fighting for the title in the global one-make cup series run on the iRacing simulation platform.
With its long straights, tight chicanes and demanding corners, the 5.793-kilometre racetrack offers drivers of the virtual Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car the ideal conditions for swift slipstream duels and daring braking manoeuvres. Adding to the spectacle are two All-Star races, in which some of the most famous influencers of the Esports scene will compete.
At the previous race at Le Mans a fortnight ago, the reigning champion Joshua Rogers went for broke. Clinching pole position as well as second place in the sprint race and victory at the main event, the Australian harvested almost maximum points and slashed the gap to Sebastian Job to 71 points. However, the British sim racer from the Red Bull Racing Esports team needs only six points at Monza to claim the crown in the fiercely competitive championship.
As the crowning finale of a gripping PESC season, live-stream viewers will be treated to another highlight as part of the Monza event: From 13:45 local time, prominent influencers from the Esports scene will fight for glory in two All-Star races. The star line-up includes Dave Gaming and Jardier, Maxime MXM as well as Heikki360ES and Jimmy Broadbent. The qualifying session determines the grid positions for the sprint race. The sim racers then tackle the main event in the reverse order of the sprint results.
On the virtual racetrack in the Royal Park, the sim racers will contest a 15-minute sprint race followed by a 30-minute main race, which starts at 16:45 local time. Round ten also includes a free practice, a qualifying and a warm-up session.
Fans can watch the final event live on Porsche’s Twitch and YouTube channels while both races will also be streamed on these two video platforms via iRacing.