The wait was finally over last weekend: The FIA ABB Race at Home Challenge, held together with UNICEF, started its first virtual race in Hong Kong – and unleashed real emotions.
Both drivers of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, Neel Jani and André Lotterer, along with chosen sim racers entered the new virtual race series by FIA completely free of jet lag last Saturday. The first race for pros and e-sport participants of the Race at Home Challenge was about to start. It was the sim racers who got to set the bar – and proved their talent right off the bat. A thrilling race for victory developed early in the course of the race. It was a race between two familiar faces: The current champion of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, Joshua Rogers, upped the pressure in a Porsche 99X Electric from his second spot on the leading Petar Brljak. Just one round before the race was over, Joshua Rogers performed a clever maneuver in one of the many curves of the circuit and took the lead. Not only did he score a victory, but an additional 25 points in the championship ranking.