Last Saturday, on the outskirts of São Paulo, the US American Zac Campbell from Team VRS won the main race. The winner of the sprint on the Grand Prix circuit of Interlagos was British Sebastian Job from Red Bull.
The race calendar of the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup brought the 35 sim racers to virtual São Paulo last weekend. Here, they were once again able to demonstrate their driving skills in the sprint and main races. The All-Stars race also offered the spectators exciting battles for the top positions. In the end, it was Emily "Emree" Jones who took home the win.
Start-finish victory for number 22 in the sprint race
The 2020 PESC champion lead the way in the 10-lap sprint: Job, who had already set the fastest time in qualifying, contested the entire race in commanding fashion, but was closely followed by Jamie Fluke (Apex Racing Team), Salva Talens (MSI eSports) and Zac Campbell in his slipstream. Diogo C. Pinto (Team Redline), winner of the last sprint race in Barcelona, finished eighth ahead of Coanda driver Jeremy Bouteloup, who arrived in São Paulo as the leader of the standings. Pinto's placing secured him pole position for the main race, which he initially defended.
First PESC win for Campbell
In the end, however, three other drivers battled for the lead on the 4.309-kilometer Grand Prix circuit at Interlagos. On lap twelve, Australian Dayne Warren (Coanda) took the first place - four laps later he had to make way for the Briton Kevin Ellis Jr. (Apex Racing Team). On the penultimate lap, Campbell got ahead of Warren and Ellis and held his lead to cross the finish line as the winner for the first time in his PESC career.
Due to a drive-through penalty for Warren, Pinto moved up to third, followed by Talens and former Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven (Coanda) from Turkey. Sixth place went to Jeremy Bouteloup, ahead of Sebastian Job and Jamie Fluke. Australian Cooper Webster (Red Bull Racing Esports) finished in ninth place, once again as best rookie.
Pinto's podium finish means he takes the lead in the standings with 155 points after the third race of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup 2022. Bouteloup drops to second place, while Güven still maintains on third.
Emily „Emree“ Jones wins All-Stars main race
Once again, the All-Stars also took to the track. In the first of the two heats, well-known content creators from the esports scene competed against each other. This was won by Tyson "Quirkitized" Meier ahead of Borja Zazo and Matt Malone.
In the second Interlagos race of the All-Stars, Australian Emily "Emree" Jones worked her way up from eighth position into the leading group. There, the defending champion continued her way past Dan "Suzuki" Sosulski and Jaroslav "Jardier" Honzik. In the end, she crossed the finish line in first place. Tyson Meier started from last place on the grid this time, but fought his way up to fifth place and thus now leads the drivers' standings.
Next stop: Silverstone
For the fourth race of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup 2022, the sim racers are heading to the "Home of British Motor Racing": The 5.891-kilometer virtual Silverstone Circuit awaits the drivers and their digital 911 GT3 Cups on March 19. This time, well-known influencers from the scene will be taking to the starting line in the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
Since 1947, the legendary Grand Prix circuit has provided the stage for numerous motorsport events – soon to include the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup. So, stay tuned for when the lights turn green at Silverstone.