Porsche Esports Supercup ... Qualifying for the 2020 season is underway


The winner of 2019 Porsche Esports Supercup Joshua Rogers at the Night of Champions

The winner of 2019 Porsche Esports Supercup Joshua Rogers at the Night of Champions

 

Stuttgart, 9th January, 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

 

Event

Date

Racetrack

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