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Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Round 9 Preview


Into the final stretch of the PESC season and the battle at the top is getting closer. How will the drivers fare at the Le Mans circuit?

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From one legendary race track to another. After racing at the Nordschleife, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup is now headed to Le Mans. A firm fan favourite for any racing enthusiast, it will certainly deliver some incredible slipstream battles.

With the penultimate round of the season taking place 21 May, here’s how the standings look.

PESC Standings: Extra Breathing Room

Redline’s Diogo Pinto has been the championship leader for the majority of the season. Round 8 was perhaps his best round for a while. Despite having only one win in the Barcelona sprint race, Pinto has maintained his championship lead thanks to remarkable consistency.

In the previous round, Pinto was fastest in qualifying for the first time since Round 2 at Barcelona. He led going into the last lap but damaged his car on a kerb which allowed the hard-charging Sebastian Job to pip him to the line in the sprint.

Job has been the in-form driver, winning by far the most races of any driver this season. The 2020 series champion has won five races, with the next highest win total belonging to Zac Campbell, who has three. However, Job’s efforts to chip into Pinto’s lead came to a crashing halt in the main race.

Dropping back at the start, Job couldn’t avoid a collision with Williams’ Alessandro Bico. Meanwhile, Pinto benefitted from a clash between Dayne Warren, Kevin Ellis, Jr. and Alejandro Sánchez. He therefore got to third, behind race winner Charlie Collins and teammate Max Benecke.

As a result, Pinto enjoys a 36 point lead over Ellis, Jr. and with Le Mans and Monza left but there’s still a maximum of 170 points left. It could all change in an instant.

Quirkitized Within Touching Distance in All-Stars

Newcomer Tyson ‘Quirkitized’ Meier has surprised everyone this season. The American streamer is not afraid to have a bit of fun, but has been getting the results amongst some of the top names in sim racing content creation.

Whilst the wins in the last few races have gone to the likes of eNASCAR driver Casey Kirwan and late series arrival MabixTV, Quirkitized has been very consistent. He holds a 59 point advantage over reigning All-Stars champion Emily Jones, and it’s becoming Quirkitized’s title to lose.

How to Follow

As always, all the action will be broadcast on Porsche’s YouTube and Twitch channels from 7:30pm CEST.

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