The Mobil 1 Supercup is the pinnacle of the Porsche One-Make-Series. So why should simracing be any different? The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup by iRacing is the virtual equivalent, combining an international atmosphere with an outstanding field of drivers. But what do the drivers get up to when they're not battling it out for the $200,000 prize money on the race track? They drive – of course. And many of the world's top 40 simracers remain loyal to the Porsche One-Make-Series, competing in the national Porsche Esports Carrera Cups. But which are these? And how can a budding simracing enthusiast take part? That's what we aim to find out.
Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland.
Now in its third season, the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland invites you to join the virtual racing action – and we're pleased to announce a few new features for the 2021 season. A new race format: iRacing has changed its simulation platform and the winners can now look forward to more prize money. But first – and perhaps most importantly: every simracer can take part in the Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland with the virtual 911 GT3 Cup. All you need is an iRacing account and to register on www.peccd.racespot.live/signup
And with regards to the format: since 6 June, the simracers have been spending their weekends battling it out on the world's most spectacular race tracks, with the Belgian 'roller coaster' in Spa-Francorchamps kicking things off. In the six days before a race, all the simracers have the opportunity to qualify for the race during pre-qualifying. The 32 competitors with the fastest lap times in pre-qualifying will line up on the starting grid. For the finale on 17.10.2021, the organisers are planning a special twist: the race track will only be announced 48 hours in advance – another factor that will certainly make the battle for the total prize fund of €25,000 more exciting.
Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Great Britain.
The first ever virtual Porsche One-Make-Series was certainly a highlight in the racing calendar for the British simracing community. The 2021 season was held in spring – alongside the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup by iRacing. For drivers like Sebastian Job, Jamie Fluke, Graham Carroll and Kevin Ellis Jr, this meant working twice as hard. Over eight race weekends, they drove the virtual 911 GT3 Cup around British race tracks – with one exception: a special race event in February at Le Mans. Red Bull Racing Esports driver, Sebastian Job, won the inaugural season, claiming half of the £14,000 prize fund. Kevin Ellis Jr of Apex Racing Team finished second overall. While Graham Carroll, Sebastian Job's team-mate, finished in third place, making it a perfect double podium for Red Bull Racing Esports.
Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark.
As the official Danish virtual motorsport championship, the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark takes place in cooperation with the Danish Automobile Sports Federation and Esport Racing. As in the Supercup, the field consists of 40 drivers, all of whom must have a C licence. The total prize money of Kr100,000 certainly provided additional motivation, in addition to the sporting competition. The field consisted of both private teams and the Porsche Esports Denmark team that entered a total of four drivers: Magnus Wasteson and Frederik Kjeldgaard, as well as Mikkel O. Pedersen and Bastian Buus, rose to the challenge. At the end of the season, Mikkel Gade of BS+Competition, who also competed in the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup by iRacing, was crowned Danish champion, taking home half of the prize money. Lasse Bak of Williams Esports finished the season in second place, ahead of his team-mate, Martin Christensen.
Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Brazil.
It's now been two years since the inaugural season of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Brazil – but in this motorsport-crazy country, enthusiasm for virtual motorsport is as strong as ever. The season was won by Jeff Giassi, who secured himself a place on the starting grid of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup by iRacing. The Brazilian finished his season at the top international level in tenth place overall. A year later, he repeated this outstanding performance, achieving direct requalification for the 2022 season, thanks to his 16th place.
More racing series planned.
Around the clock. Day after day. And on every race track in the world. A virtual motorsport race is always underway. That's what we mean when we say #NeverNotRacing. We'll therefore be launching other Porsche Esports racing series in order to be able to keep those highlights coming – for simracing and motorsport fans alike.