When the world's best simracers virtually take to the 13.6km race track at Le Mans on Saturday, a lot – if not everything – is at stake. The penultimate race of the season offers not only racing action at its best, but also pure emotion. But one thing at a time:
The crucial phase in the fight for the title. #PESC
Will the title be decided at Le Mans?
It would be a first for the PESC and yet mathematically possible that the title will be decided in the penultimate race of the season. Because Joshua Rogers leads after eight races with a gap of more than 100 points to second place. The maximum possible score for a race weekend in the PESC is 85 points. Therefore, Joshua Rogers could clinch everything in terms of points if he finishes in the right position at Le Mans. However, it is important to note that the champion can only be proclaimed after the last race has ended – because the race officials do not hand out a penalty for the next race should an offence be committed in Monza, they deduct points from the driver's respective account. Therefore, the question of who will win the championship on Saturday remains unanswered for the time being.
Perfect starting position for the top 20.
As if the title fight wasn't exciting enough, the battle for the top 20 is also drawing ever closer – and with it, qualification for next season. Yohann Harth currently occupies a salvageable 20th place in the overall standings, but his lead over his chasers such as rookie Salva Talens or PESC veteran David Williams is wafer-thin. Before the weekend, the chase group extends to 30th place, so the question of who will drive in the PESC next season is far from settled.
Location: Le Mans.
It's not just die-hard simracing fans who will be looking forward to the race on Saturday 10 April live here from 17:30 (UTC) – because the prestigious race track on the Sarthe is also one of the most popular venues in the physical motorsport world. As always, you can watch the race live on the Porsche YouTube and Twitch channels or on the Porsche Facebook page. #NeverNotRacing