Löhner unstoppable at Porsche Esports Carrera Cup

Löhner unstoppable at Porsche Esports Carrera Cup

German racer enters Porsche Esports Carrera Cup finals with flying colors.

Photo credit: Porsche

Moritz Löhner advanced to the finals of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup 2020. The German placed first in both races in the semi-finals, scoring 50 points overall. Although 14 of last Sunday’s 20 competitors are going to play in the finals on September 5, Löhner’s performance was a taste to what’s to come.

Against notable international opponents such as Néstor García, and, the 21-year-old managed to confirm his role as a tournament favorite.

In race one, Löhner had a fierce duel with García for first place. Although the Spaniard led the race in the beginning, his contender was able to overtake him in lap nine. In the second round, Löhner displayed an even more dominant perfomance, leading the race from start to finish. The German prodigy concluded the competition almost 12 seconds clear of runner-up Brzezinski.

In the finals, the 14 esports racers compete with another six drivers from the German Porsche Carrera Cup for the esports championship. €15,000 is on the line, with €7,000 going to the tournament winner. Considering his performance in the semis, Löhner is going to have a good shot at the main prize.

The top 14 finishers

PlacementPlacement
1stMoritz Löhner (50 pts.)8thMarko Pejic (19 pts.)
2ndNéstor García (42 pts.)9thThorsten Ulrich (19 pts.)
3rdJakub Brzezinski (38 pts.)10thLucas Müller (16 pts.)
4thLeon Rüdiger (36 pts.)11thGianmarco Fiduci (16 pts.)
5thNikodem Wisniewski (30 pts.)12thMax Duhr (15 pts.)
6thAlexander Dornieden (26 pts.)13thCarlo Luciano Bedin (11 pts.)
7thFlorian Hasse (20 pts.)14thSimone Prete (10 pts.)

Controversial German championship has begun

Prior to its very first season, the German Sim Racing Championship (DSRC) faced massive critique from the community due to its pricing model. However, the organizers reduced several fees after securing support from sponsors and hosted their first event last Friday, August 22.

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The debut event took place at Imola Circuit. The DSRC is divided into to groups with 30 participants each. Division two saw multiple racers battle it out for top placements, with Marvin Otterbach and Markus Fester both winning one round. However, in division one all ran down between Andre Melchers and Niclas Laubisch fighting over first place. Both managed to win one round and secured a second place.

The two Germans are now tied after Round 1 at 135 points. Lukas Gabler claimed third place in the standings, after placing third and fourth and netting 122 points. The next round takes the participants to Silverstone on August 29.