Much has changed for the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland in 2021. Here are all the details you need to know.
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German manufacturer Porsche has announced the return of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland. This year will be the third in the competition’s history, but the 2021 format differs slightly from what fans of the cup might be used to. Below is all the information regarding the changes, as well as the calendar of events to come in the 2021 season.
A Change of Scene
In previous years, the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland has made use of the racing sim RaceRoom as the virtual arena for its events. This year, however, the sim of choice will be iRacing, bringing a new flavour to the competition. While this is a major change, it is far from the only difference between the 2020 and 2021 editions of the cup.
#CarreraCupDE – The @CarreraCupDE again offers an attractive esports programme. Sim racers can look forward to many new features. All information and free downloads ⬇️ #Porsche #911GT3Cup @iRacing https://t.co/muafgteYyL— Porsche Motorsport (@PorscheRaces) May 27, 2021
For instance, an expanded prize pool of 25,000 euros raises the stakes significantly. Moreover, the format of each round of the tournament has also been altered somewhat. Each event will feature a six-day qualification phase in which drivers will compete to register the fastest hot laps. Of these prospective qualifiers, the fastest 32 will be eligible to take part in the race weekend itself. Each race weekend will feature two races, both of which will yield points in the overall standings.
Come the end of the seventh event, the top 32 drivers in the overall standings will be selected to participate in the eighth and final round. This will consist of two 30-minute races, which will determine the overall victor of the competition. Of course, each driver will be using a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car to compete.
A Revamped Calendar
The calendar the upcoming season features and array of legendary racing circuits. Round one on 6 June will take place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. This will be followed by an Italian double-header at Imola and then Monza, before the Porsches come home to go head-to-head at the Nürburgring. Three more classics in the form of Silverstone, the Hockenheimring, and Suzuka make up the rest of the regular season.
The track for the final round, due to take place on 17 October, will only be revealed 48 hours before the event itself. All the events will be broadcast live on Porsche’s Twitch channel, as well as on the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deustchland YouTube channel.
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