Did you miss the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup action last Saturday? Or maybe you want to find out who is leading the championship now. Here is everything you need.
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Half way through the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season and it seems that after going the first three rounds with no repeat winner, a clear favourite is emerging. Round five took place on the Red Bull Ring, with immense racing in both the Supercup and All-Star races. Below are the results of all races as well as the standings following the action in the virtual Styrian mountains.
The Main Event
In a highly competitive qualifying session, it was VRS’ who only just came out on top by seven thousandths of a second ahead of . Infact the first seven drivers were covered by less than a tenth of a second, on a track with just ten corners.
Collins was able to translate that into a race win ahead of Ellis Jr. and Red Bull rookie Cooper Webster. Collins made it five out of five for pole position to sprint race wins this season.
Sprint Race Result
|Kevin Ellis, Jr.||2||+0.683|
Moving onto the Main Race, and it was a third win of the season for who only last time out became the only repeat race winner of the season. Now he has three to every other race winner’s one, and surely this is a sign that his championship is back on track.
But it won’t be handed to him on a plate. Championship leader rebounded after just missing out on starting the Feature Race from the front of the grid, going from ninth all the way to second. Sprint race winner Collins came home third, marking off a strong event for him.
Main Race Result
|Diogo C. Pinto||2||+0.707|
|Kevin Ellis, Jr.||4||+1.226|
In the standings, Job’s results leapfrog him from fifth to second, still a fair bit behind Pinto who extends his lead due to previous driver who was second place in the standings enduring a torrid round.
Job sits just 28 points behind Pinto, whose performance in the Feature Race saved him from dropping too many points to the hard charging Job. The 2020 PESC champion is on the hunt for that second title, but he wasn’t even the biggest points hauler in Round 5 as that honour went to Collins who has leapt up to fifth.
|Kevin Ellis Jr.||235|
Just like last week, eNASCAR iRacing Series competitor participated and did a clean sweep of the All-Star races, both times ahead of reigning All-Star champion .
Tyson ‘Quirkitised’ Meier elected to throw in the towel for the first race to start first for the second race but couldn’t hold back Kirwan and Emily. Meier still holds a small lead over Emily half way into the season after previously being 26 points ahead.
To rewatch the action, both Porsche and iRacing‘s broadcast of the event is available on their YouTube channels.
The next round of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup takes place 9 April on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the host circuit of the Canadian Grand Prix. You can catch the action on Porsche and iRacing‘s YouTube and Twitch channels around 6:30pm CEST, see the pros in action in the 911 GT3 Cup Type 992 car and the All-Star drivers in the 718 Cayman GT4 for potentially the last time before switching over to the 911 GT3 R.
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