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Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup 2020, Preview, Barcelona/Spain

Top sim racers tackle round two of the global racing series

Just one week after the action-packed season opener, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup takes a virtual trip to the Mediterranean coast of Spain on Saturday (9 May). At the digital double-header event on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 40 elite sim racers will battle for victories and championship points. The two British drivers from the Red Bull Racing Esports team are full of confidence heading into the event: Points leader Sebastian Job (72 points) won the main race at the event on the Dutch racetrack of Zandvoort, with his hottest rival Graham Carroll (70 points) clinching first place in the sprint race. Just two points behind, last year’s champion Joshua Rogers (AUS/VRS Coanda Simsport) is now hoping to score his first victory of the season on the Spanish Grand Prix circuit. Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen (NL/Team Redline) demonstrated at Zandvoort that he is always good for a top ten result. All competitors tackle the global Esports championship run on iRacing’s simulation platform in virtual Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racing cars.

 

The Barcelona event includes a 15-minute sprint race followed by a 30-minute main race. In addition to the two races, the schedule includes a free practice, a qualifying session to determine the sprint race grid, and a warm-up before the main race. The event on the 4.655-kilometre racetrack will be shown live on Porsche’s official Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/porsche) and YouTube (https://youtu.be/CObmhJRSt3c)
accounts. iRacing also streams the races live on its own YouTube and Twitch
channels. Fans can find more information about the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup on the Porsche Motorsport Hub, Porsche Newsroom and the Twitter
account @PorscheRaces.

The schedule (9 May)

3:45 to 4:03pm: Free practice

4:03 to 4:15pm: Qualifying

4:17 to 4:32pm: Sprint race

4:34 to 4:44pm: Warm-up

4:45 to 5:15pm: Main race

(All times CEST)

 

Event

Date

Racetrack

Round 1

2 May 2020

Circuit Zandvoort

Round 2

9 May 2020

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Round 3

23 May 2020

Donington Park Circuit

Round 4

13 June 2020

Circuit de la Sarthe

Round 5

4 July 2020

Nürburgring Nordschleife

Round 6

18 July 2020

Silverstone Circuit

Round 7

1 August 2020

Road Atlanta

Round 8

15 August 2020

Brands Hatch Circuit

Round 9

29 August 2020

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Round 10

19 September 2020

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

 

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