An all new season of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup begins 5 February. Here are some of the big names who will be competing in the All-Star series.
Image credit: Porsche / Emree / Jardier
Anyone who tuned in to follow the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup between January and April last year was treated to two races before the main event. These included some of the top names in the world of sim racing streaming and videos, as well as the occasional real racing driver.
With the return of the series just around the corner, here are some of the famous names who will be taking part in these All-Star races.
#PESC – Get yourself ready for the new season of the #Porsche @TAGHeuer Esports Supercup by @iRacing starting February 5th. 35 of the fastest esports racers worldwide will race for glory and their share of a $200.000 prize pool. Join live every race day: https://t.co/kwgQhCwo1o pic.twitter.com/V46jRDEE1e— Porsche Motorsport (@PorscheRaces) January 31, 2022
Emree aiming for title defence
McLaren Shadow’s Emily Jones won the All-Star championship in unbelievably convincing fashion last year and it would be hard to bet against her doing so again. The ease at which she was able to cut through the field when starting last in the full reverse grid races was a true sight to behold.
The only realistic prospect to challenge Jones if last season was anything to go by is Dan Suzuki, who was also consistently putting his car up at the front last season and providing nobody else can get on Emree’s pace, it’ll be between Emily and Dan. With that being said, if anybody can hold a candle to those two, expect it to be Jaroslav ‘Jardier’ Honzik who was making immense improvements in the final part of last season.
Here we go again guys!!!! PESC ALL-STARS Starting this Saturday 😍😍😍 https://t.co/qbNXsWNJNB— Jardier (@JaroslavHonzik) February 3, 2022
Jimmy Broadbent is also set to participate in these races, although as the season goes on he may not be involved as much since he will be preparing for his upcoming season in the Praga Cup UK.
Some familiar and new faces
The likes of Matt Malone, Maxime MXM and James ‘Gamermuscle’ West are all returning from last season, as well as Mathieu ‘rAii’ Wacker from DiePixelHelden, Borja Zarzo and Depielo. One new face for the All-Star races is French streamer Theamusante.
Yaaasss! Let’s do this! 🤩💪🏻 https://t.co/lbRF0vUKIJ— Theamusante (@theamusante) February 3, 2022
Throughout the season, a couple of professional racing drivers will also be competing. In a few rounds last season, 2004 IndyCar champion and 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan made some guest appearances and a lot of Porsche-affiliated drivers also made some cameos.
The first round will see Laurin Heinrich compete. The German became a Porsche junior very recently, and he is also an avid sim racer. He even doubled up his efforts three weeks ago with two 24-hour races. He competed in the real-life Dubai 24 hours then made the trip back to Germany to get on his sim rig and compete in the 24 hours of Le Mans Virtual. Talk about dedication! Surely racing around Hockenheim will be a walk in the park for Heinrich.
Porsche Junior 2022… I made it 🤩 Thank you @Porsche for the trust to give me this unique opportunity 🙏 Exciting times right now, enjoying every second of it 😁 Ready to fight in #PMSC 2022!#PorscheMotorsport #PorscheSupercup #PorscheJunior pic.twitter.com/IoQjb3lLxz— Laurin Heinrich (@laurinheinrich_) December 7, 2021
So tune in to Porsche’s Twitch and YouTube channels at 6:30pm CET to see both the All-Star races and the competitors of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup such as 2019 champion Sebastian Job and iRacing specialist Maximilian Benecke battle it out for a share of the $200,000 prize pool.
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