Spa-Francorchamps. A track that stands for high speed and action-packed curves. This technical track is considered to be one of the toughest in the world. Which is why it was the perfect venue for the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup race. And oh boy – it was a race worthy of the track! In the end, overall leader Sebastian Job from Red Bull Racing Esports celebrated an impressive double victory. Earning him the maximum number of points over the race weekend, the Brit's first pole position was certainly the icing on the cake. With his toughest competition dropping the ball, Sebastian Job was able to put himself in the perfect starting position for the final push of the season.
Sebastian Job confirms his ambitions for the title in Spa.
First pole position for Sebastian Job.
It's all about the perfect starting position on the grid at Spa-Francorchamps. In the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, potential points from qualifying provide extra motivation for the drivers – which Sebastian Job capitalised on. The Brit secured the best time with a lap time of 2:18:833 - but as usual, this meant starting place number 8 in the 15-minute sprint race. Unfazed by this, the young Brit regained his top position on the approach to the Les Combes-chicane.
Short trial and exciting duels.
This manoeuvre saw Job leave his rivals for the title behind: Joshua Rogers, Max Benecke and Alejandro Sánchez queued up behind the Brit. The rest of the field was led by Mitchell deJong. Fans of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup will certainly remember deJong's great manoeuvres from last year. So far this year, it has been rather quiet for the American. He was able to defend his top position until five minutes before the end of the race, but then had to let Kevin Ellis Jr and Sebastian Job pass, shortly followed by Max Benecke and Joshua Rogers. However, Job took the lead over Kevin Ellis Jr in a spectacular manoeuvre and headed for the race win.
Pure action in the main race.
With the victory in the sprint race, Sebastian Job also secured first position on the grid. Of course, an ideal starting position for the 30-minute main race. Which he proved by leading the race from start to finish. There was some riveting action immediately behind the Brit: Max Benecke, Alejandro Sánchez and Joshua Rogers fought tooth and nail for points in the championship. After about 10 minutes of action on the track, Rogers collided with Sánchez. Rogers advanced to position three. While Sánchez fell back to seven. This was followed by a breathtaking fight for second place between Benecke and Rogers. The German was able to fend off the attacks from the Australian for a long time, but then was head to head with Rogers in his virtual 911 GT3 Cup over the La Source curve. They drove on fiercely – Rogers kept his nerve as he pushed past Benecke. But the luck was short-lived. After the long Kemmel straight, it was once again the Les Combes-chicane that decided the outcome of the race for both of them: a collision that left Rogers in sixth position and Benecke in eighth. The two drivers blocked each other's chances of scoring critical points in the championship race. Sebastian Job scored the maximum number of points with his pole position and the double race wins. The Red Bull Racing Esports driver now leads the overall standings with 445 points, ahead of Joshua Rogers (400 points) and Alejandro Sánchez (389 points).
The Green Hell is calling.
Saturday, 5 September will see the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup enter the next round. With the catch-up race at the Nürburgring covering the full distance of around 22 kilometres, who will we see conquer the Green Hell? And who will succumb to the devilish track? We can’t wait to see how this race will affect the championship. As always, the races will be streamed live on the Porsche YouTube and Twitch channels. #jointherace