It all comes down to this. Two more races, and one of four drivers can be the Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup champion. Who will it be?
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Having started back in February, the fourth season of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup has been one of the most exciting yet. Even with the withdrawal of many Coanda drivers including two-time champion Josh Rogers, it hasn’t lost any of its competitiveness.
We find ourselves heading into the final round with any one of four drivers that could mathematically become champion, so let’s run through a list of the contenders.
The Contenders for the PESC Crown
First up is 2020 series champion Sebastian Job, who by far has the most wins this season with five. On top of that, he has already built himself an unassailable lead when it comes to pole positions. But, with that being said, he’s not been very consistent and even with by far the most wins, he sits third in the standings.
The only driver mathematically in contention with an even more outside chance is Zac Campbell. The VRS Coanda driver from the US is only just in this title fight, but never count any of these drivers out.
Campbell finished 8th in 2021 with Apex (under the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing name) before joining Coanda. He has enjoyed a very successful season with three wins, the closest of every other driver to Job.
Next up is Kevin Ellis Jr. who has already tasted Porsche championship success in 2022. After Job just pipped him to the Carrera Cup GB Esports title last year, Ellis righted that wrong by winning it this year. So, can he double up on virtual Porsche spec series titles?
Ellis’ consistency this season has been very impressive. This, combined with his two victories, leaves him sitting second in the championship, a step up from finishing fifth and fourth in the last two seasons. However, when it comes to consistency, the current leader has everyone beat and then some.
Porsche24 by Redline’s Diogo Pinto has won once this season. Despite that, he has a mighty lead at the top, and is truly the surprise of the season. Pinto endured a torrid 2021 season finishing a lowly 18th in the standings.
Who will win?
Pinto currently leads the way by a fair margin with 503 points, Ellis is on 466, Job has 455 and Campbell has 428. With 10 points for scoring pole position, 25 for winning the sprint race and 50 for the main race, there are 85 points still on offer.
When it concerns overall pace, Job may have a tricky job but it’s not impossible. Just in the last round at Le Mans, he proved he was able to cut his way through the field. Plus, considering this round is at Monza, overtaking shouldn’t be too tough.
But you cannot ignore Pinto’s incredible consistency. Once again, the Portuguese driver has just one win, and that came in a sprint race! The fact he’s so far in the lead is nothing short of remarkable and it would be difficult to bet against him.
How to Follow
The action begins at 7:30 CEST on Porsche’s YouTube channel with the final round of the All-Stars. Porsche junior driver Laurin Heinrich will be returning after a brief appearance at the start of the season, and he will be joined by the usual crop of content creators/streamers, and also Indy 500 third place finisher Tony Kanaan.
The Supercup drivers will follow suit afterwards, and when it’s all over, we will truly know who is the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup champion.
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