Racing action at the weekend: Rogers succeeds at the PESC and Williams dominates at the ADAC GT Masters.
image source: Porsche
The standings between the top three of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Super Cup tightened up on Saturday, when title contender and second in the current standings Joshua Rogers managed to win the iRacing event at Brands Hatch Circuit, England.
For the first time after five straight pole positions in the sprint race, Rogers did not win the qualifiyng. Instead, Dayne Warren earned himself his first career pole. Alejandro Sánchez, who is in third place in the season standings, took the victory in the sprint race. Current points leader Sebastian Job finished in second and managed to beat his rival, Joshua Rogers.
However, the Australian struck back when it came to the 30-minute feature. While Sánchez dominated the first half of the race, Rogers overtook the Spaniard in round 11. A very close race between the two ended with Rogers’ victory, while Job finished the race in third position.
The emotions speak for themselves… 🏁👊🏼🥇— Josh Rogers (@JKRogers_92) August 15, 2020
Massive thanks to the whole team for all the effort put into this one, the car was a dream to drive so I can’t thank them enough for that! Onto Spa 🇧🇪!#pesc #porsche #simracing #iracing #esports @CoandaSimsport @iRacing @realVRS pic.twitter.com/RhG6W0WFX5
Both Alejandro Sánchez and Sebastian Job earned 70 points on Saturday, while Josh Rogers netted himself 74 points and tightened the gap between him and Job in the standings. They are now at 360 and 346 points respectively, with Sánchez following in third place with 333 points. Maximilian Benecke managed to defend his fourth place in the standings, but fell further behind and now has a deficit of 48 points to Sánchez.
The next round of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup is coming up in two weeks, on August 29 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
Williams dominates at ADAC GT Masters
On Saturday, the second round of the ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship at the virtual Nürburgring took place in RaceRoom. Just like the first round, Williams Esports managed to win the event. This time, Nikodem Wisniewski finished in first place, gaining the overall lead in the standings.
🏆🏆🏆 That was a great race!— Nikodem Wisniewski (@NikoWisniewski) August 16, 2020
First win in @gtmasters Esports, good pace, perfect strategy, mistake-free race 🙌
Good job all @WilliamsEsports drivers 💪#williamsesports pic.twitter.com/ygn3BAWChs
Wisniewski’s teammate Jack Keithley, who won round one on Lausitzring, joined him on the podium with a third-place finish. German esports racer Tim Jarschel from Euronics Gaming completed the top three.
The ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship will be continued next month, on September 19 at the Hockenheimring.
Team Heusinkveld wins through great fuel management
The Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series in iRacing saw a new winner in round seven on Saturday. Adam Christodoulou, Mats-Thorge Huthsfeldt and Jan Sentkowski won the NIMEX 3-hour race in their #101 Mercedes AMG GT3. They started from fourth of the grid and managed to fight their way to victory.
WHAT A FINISH!— VCO 🕹🏎 (@vcoesports) August 15, 2020
WHAT A STRATEGY!
WHAT A WIN!
Congrats to @TeamHeusinkveld with @AdamChristo, Jan Sentkowski and Mats-Thorge Huthsfeldt! #vcoesports #dnls @vln_de @MercedesAMG pic.twitter.com/iikajWue03
Fuel management was key for Team Heusinkveld, since they only pitted twice in the entire race and still managed to get across the line. Their rivals and two-time winners from Team BMW Bank had to make one more stop and therefore finished in second place.
There are only two races left in the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series. Round 8 takes place on October 17 and the season finale will be held on November 14.