|17.01.2021: Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup 2021 Race 2, Barcelona (Spain) Sebastian Job wins predominant race, Joshua Rogers claims Barcelona dash Defending champion Sebastian Job has claimed his first spherical win of the 2021 season|
Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup 2021
Course 2, Barcelona (Spain)
Sebastian Job wins predominant race, Joshua Rogers wins Barcelona dash
Defending champion Sebastian Job claimed his first victory of the 2021 season in the second spherical of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup (PESC). Representing the Red Bull Racing Esport workforce, the British driver gained the predominant 18-lap race on the Catalunya digital circuit in Barcelona.
Joshua Rogers (Virtual Racing School) took second place after a energetic cost throughout the area. Before that, the Australian had dominated qualifying and the dash race. Rogers’ US teammate Mitchell deJong took the lead.
In a repeat of his season one feat at Interlagos, Brazil, Joshua Rogers as soon as once more highlighted his ability in qualifying and took pole place – the 18th time in the Porsche Esports Supercup for the 2019 champion. in the dash race, Rogers saved his cool and rapidly took the lead, adopted by DeJong, Dayne Warren (Australia, DirectForce Pro) and Collins (Great Britain, Virtual Racing School).
This quartet led the group over the subsequent 9 laps, with the 4 principally separated by mere fractions of a second. The order remained unchanged and, like in Brazil, Rogers gained the first race of the day in Barcelona.
A mistake simply earlier than the flag price Collins a spot in the high three. Subsequently, he was put underneath stress by Sindre Setsaas (Norway, CoRe SimRacing) however managed to get well fourth place.
As Mack Bakkum (Netherlands, LEGO Technic Esports workforce) and Martin Krönke (Germany, DirectForce Pro) secured positions six and seven, behind them a tricky battle for vital eighth place happened in the remaining meters, attributable to the reverse grid line as much as the high eight, he took the predominant race from pole place.
With a catapult begin, Sebastian Job pushed chief Tommy Östgaard (Norwegian, Coanda Simsport) to make a mistake. However, the defending champion needed to give solution to Jeremy Bouteloup (France, Coanda Simsport), for Maximilian Benecke (Germany, Team Redline) to get into the fray. With one other do-or-die assault, Job regained eighth place.
Impressive pursuit of Joshua Rogers in the predominant occasion
The British simulation driver made the most of his place on the grid in the predominant race. He gained the dash in the first nook, whereas Krönke and Bakkum misplaced quite a bit of floor. Setsaas climbed to second place forward of Collins and Warren. Rogers, who had gained the race from eighth place as the dash winner, got here again from lap one to lap 5, with DeJong and Benecke in pursuit.
As Job gained a bonus in the lead, Rogers progressively stepped as much as scale the order. He additionally took benefit of the tire issues that plagued Setsaas and price him one place after one other. After seven laps, the Australian returned to second place. The incontrovertible fact that he managed to realize this feat over the distance regardless of the deterioration of the tires was additionally due to his teammates Collins and Warren: they averted dangerous actions.
Fifth place goes to DeJong forward of Setsaas and Alejandro Sánchez (MSI eSports). Shortly earlier than the flag, the Spaniard handed DeJong with an lively braking maneuver and torpedoed Maximilian Benecke.
The German misplaced the hard-earned fifth place and finally completed the second spherical of the season in tenth. Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven (Turkey, Coanda Simsport) completed the dash race in thirty ninth place after being deflected by a competitor and managed to take twentieth place in the predominant occasion.
After two of the ten race weekends on the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup calendar, Mitchell deJong leads the drivers’ standings with 124 factors, adopted by Joshua Rogers (118), Dayne Warren (107) and Maximilian Benecke (86). With 72 factors, Sebastian Job is in seventh place after a begin from PESC Fluff.
Next assembly: third spherical in Imola
The 40 sim racers will face the third Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup racing weekend with their digital 911 GT3 Cup at Autodromo Internazionale di Imola, Italy on January 30.
Holger Eckhardt – Photo Porsche