Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Round 6 preview

Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Race 6 Preview


Over the halfway point into the season, it’s the 2020 series champion who is on a hot streak after scoring a third victory. How will the PESC drivers fare at the Canadian GP track?

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After racing on back-to-back weekends for the last two rounds, it’s back business as usual for the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup racers as they head to the virtual Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on iRacing for the next round on 9 April.

This track is a favourite for drivers and spectators alike, as it provides plenty of passing opportunities. Heading into Round 6, how do the standings look?

Making up for lost time

After a slow start to the season, it looks like the tides are turning in the favour of Sebastian Job. The Red Bull racer and 2020 champion became the only repeat winner after winning the opening race in Round 4 on the Silverstone circuit, following on from the previous round at Interlagos where he won the Sprint race there too.

He did it again at the Red Bull Ring, winning the Feature race and remains the only driver to have won more than one race this season. Job’s efforts have slashed the points deficit to Redline’s Diogo Pinto, who did a great job in that Feature Race to get to second place and ensure he didn’t bleed too many points.

Also in the previous round, Coanda’s Charlie Collins scored his first victory in the series. He now sits fifth in the standings behind Zac Campbell and Kevin Ellis, Jr. Who can be expected to do well this weekend? Recent form points to Job, and he did earn a second place finish last time PESC raced at Montreal. However, a lot has changed since then.

What about the All Stars?

In the last couple of rounds, eNASCAR driver Casey Kirwan came into the All Star races and stamped his authority, winning three of the four races he entered. However, he will be giving everyone else a fighting chance by not compteting in Canada.

Tyson ‘Quirkitized’ Meier has been consistently challenging up at the sharp end despite being a newcomer to the series. Even after not being able to take advantage of a full reverse grid pole in the previous round, Meier leads reigning All-Stars champion Emily Jones by seven points as they head into the what could be the last round which will use the 718 Cayman GT4 before switching to the 911 GT3 R for the rounds at Spa, Nordschleife and Le Mans.

How to follow

As ever, both Porsche’s YouTube and Twitch channels as well as iRacing‘s YouTube and Twitch channels will be showing all the action from 7:30pm CEST.

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