Diogo C. Pinto wins Championship: The PESC 2022 final in Monza
Diogo C. Pinto is the new champion
The Porsche24 Team Redline sim racer fulfilled his role as favourite for the championship. During the past nine races, he repeatedly asserted his place as leader of the standings with consistent points results. However, one driver was always on his tail: Team Oracle Red Bull driver Sebastian Job. The Briton set the fastest time in qualifying for the fifth time overall and received this year’s TAG Heuer Pole Award. Attaining third place in the following sprint race, he continued to challenge Pinto on points. His compatriot Charlie Collins (VRS) took first place in the sprint, followed by Dayne Warren (Coanda).
Between high-tech sprint passages and relentless windshield duels with Alejandro Sanchez, Job gave it his all for 17 laps in the main race. Several times he exchanged first place with the Spaniard. Pursuers Collins and Warren also had a say in the final phase during this head-to-head duel, which unfortunately meant the end for Sanchez – he fell back to 18th place after an incident.
Sebastian Job won his third main race of the season. Collins finished second, ahead of Frenchman Yohann Harth from the Apex Racing Team. With his strong performance, Job overtook Kevin Ellis Jr. in the season standings, ultimately securing second place. In the meantime, season leader Pinto cleverly kept a tactical distance from all duels, to collect those last crucial points needed to become champion, with seventh place in the sprint and sixth in the main race.
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Although the overall winner was already determined, the content creators who took part still delivered a thrilling last race at Monza. The winner of the race was Czech Jaroslav ”Jardier” Honzik ahead of Emily “Emree” Jones from Australia. Overall winner Meier took third place in the final race. Jones defended her second place in the season standings with her final result, followed by Borja Zazo and Xabier “Heikki360” Sanchez. Fifth place went to Casey Kirwan from the USA.
PESC 2022 may have come to an end, but preparations are already underway for 2023. Next season, the TAG Heuer Esports Supercup will start its fifth season – again with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The 15 best racers from this season automatically have a place in the next grid. The open Qualifying Series for the remaining places starts at the end of July. From October onwards, the winners will continue in the “Contender Series” vying for the positions from 16th to 30th in the current Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup. Fans are already looking forward to the next exciting championship.