Round five of the competition in iRacing was cancelled just minutes before the scheduled start.
Round five of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup 2020 at Nürburgring Nordschleife has been postponed. The race was originally set to take place on Saturday, July 4 in iRacing. Just minutes before the planned start of the event, the deferral was communicated on Twitter.
#PESC – Unfortunately the race of the @Porsche #Esports @TAGHeuer Supercup on the @nuerburgring #Nordschleife cannot be started due to technical problems.We will keep you up to date as soon as there is further information @iRacing pic.twitter.com/I3TKl8rEYf— Porsche Motorsport (@PorscheRaces) July 4, 2020
According to an official Porsche Twitter account, “technical issues” led to the cancellation of the event. There has been no further information as to which exact problem caused the issues. A replacement date for the Nordschleife race has not been communicated either.
The broadcast of the even had begun as usual. The Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge drove its qualifying and race in the Green Hell without any circumstances. “Don’t go anywhere, we got more action to come,” the commentators teased after the end of the support race. But the main event did not go live afterwards.
Technical problems had occured before
Round four of the competition had already faced technical difficulties. A white flag bug caused the sprint race at Circuit de la Sarthe to go for an additional lap. This led to many drivers running out of fuel and heading to the pits which in the end shook up the entire standings.
Results from round four were withdrawn and the race is going to be repeated as well. A date has not been announced so far.
OverTake has reached out to iRacing to get further information on the happenings but did not receive a response yet. This article will be updated as soon as there is an answer.
The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup is referred to as the “unofficial sim racing world championship.” 40 racers compete for a prize pool of $200,000 dollars. Among the contenders are F1 superstar Max Verstappen, iRacing legend Greger Huttu and last year’s winner Joshua K Rogers.
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