The results of the races at Le Mans will not count for the championship. The races will be repeated.
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The results from Round 4 of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup will be expunged. This was announced by Porsche in a tweet on June 23. A late deployment of the white flag caused the sprint race at Circuit de la Sarthe to run for an extra lap. This led to many drivers running out of fuel. The competition will return to Le Mans later in the season.
#PESC – A late deployment of white flag in Saturday’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup sprint caused the race to run for an extra lap. A large number of drivers were running out of fuel. Results will be expunged from standings, another round at #LeMans will be added to calendar pic.twitter.com/8Rt016rEOw— Porsche Motorsport (@PorscheRaces) June 23, 2020
Race leader Joshua Rogers drove into the pits at what was expected to be the last lap of the race. The Australian was not the only one to suffer from lack of fuel. Many drivers headed to the pits to refuel their cars to complete the extra lap.
This incident flipped the final outcome of the race upside down. Kevin Ellis Jr. won the race ahead of Sebastian Job and Jamie Fluke. Joshua Rogers dropped out of the points.
The incident also had an influence on the main race, which awards double the points of the sprint race. In the main race, the grid starts in the exact order it finished in the sprint race.
The results of both races have been expunged and thus will not count for the championship. A date for the repetition of the race has not been announced yet.