Four rounds into the current Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season, there’s been the first repeat winner and barely a week to wait between the rounds!Image credit: Porsche
Hockenheimring, Barcelona, Interlagos and Silverstone have all delivered incredible action in the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup. This week it’s the turn of the Red Bull Ring, with its heavily contrasting combination of long straights heading into slow corners, providing plenty of passing opportunities.
Heading into Round 5, who is on form and who is competing?
How do the standings look?
Up until the most recent round, there had been a different winner in every race. But that streak was broken when 2020 series champion won the opening race at Silverstone. However, that wasn’t enough to catapult him to the top of the standings. With incidents in the first few races preventing him from being higher than fifth currently in the standings.
The lead is still held by of at 218 points ahead of ‘s at 198. Then there’s a bit of a gap back to pair and who are joint on 168 points, one ahead of Job.
Coming up just behind Job is Redline’s who was heavily tipped to be the one to potentially take it to Job this season after the series lost two-time champion . Benecke is one of the top iRacing drivers in the world, but was a bit slow to get off the mark and currently sits eighth in the standings. Maybe Silverstone was the start to his title bid.
Unfortunately, after being missing from Silverstone, real-world racer will also be missing the Red Bull Ring round as he’s been preparing for the first round of the Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie this weekend. Catch our interview with Güven here:
Where can we watch?
Round 5 of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup can be caught on the Twitch and YouTube channels of both Porsche and iRacing. The broadcast will kick off with the All-Star races, where the likes of reigning champion , and new inclusions like Quirkitized and Theamusante will do battle.
They will compete in a shorter sprint race and a longer feature race with a full reverse grid before the pros take to the stage. Unlike the Supercup competitors, the All-Stars swapped out their car at Silverstone, after sharing the same car as the pros in the first three rounds – the 911 GT3 Cup Type 992 – they will use the 718 Cayman GT4 at the Red Bull Ring like they did at Silverstone. They will then swap again for the 911 GT3 R in three of the last four rounds at least, before collectively deciding which of the three to use for the grand finale.
If you want to follow the All-Stars and the Supercup racers, broadcast will begin around 6:30pm CET.
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