It is a redemption story of its kind. The 2019 champion of the Porsche Esports Supercup, Joshua K Rogers came into this season of the 2021 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup with a chip on his shoulder. The young Aussie narrowly missed out on the championship last year and saw Sebastian Job victorious. While humble in defeat, Rogers was determined to set the record straight, which he did in style.
At a loss for words right now, 2 time #PESC Champion! Massive thank you to everyone involved, it’s been an insane season and it’s been a pleasure to share it with you all!— Josh Rogers (@JKRogers_92) April 10, 2021
One things for sure though, we should probably stick to simracing 😜😅@CoandaSimsport @realVRS @iRacing pic.twitter.com/TdBAXOsyT5
A dominant season by Rogers and his team saw him almost 200 points up by the end of the last race. A whopping ten wins accommodated the season for the Aussie. OverTake had the opportunity to speak with the newly crowned double champion to get his thoughts on the past season.
OverTake: First off, congratulations on the championship! Amazing season from you and your team. What's your recap of this season?
After that first round, I definitely didn't expect the season to go as it did. But at the same time, after the first round, I was even more motivated to resolve the issues that plagued me in late 2020 as well. Patience is one of them and often not having the bigger picture in mind. I think I was a little too aggressive at that time. From that point onwards, everything kind of clicked though. I was more focused on consistency, and obviously, the pace was there. We were just chipping away, round by round. It was a massive team effort there is no denying that. We all worked so collectively together and brought it home. All in all an exciting season that I will remember and a tale of changing direction, I suppose.
OverTake: Coanda Simsport seemed head and shoulders above everyone in terms of raw pace. What do you attribute that to?
It has also been like that for the time being. Obviously, I haven't been here since the inception of Coanda, but others have told me that this was always the way things worked around here.
If you want to get a closer look into how things work in the Coanda landscape, you can check out our Epic Factor documentaries on Josh Rogers and Mitchell DeJong.
OverTake: Has anything changed in terms of approach for you guys?
OverTake: How does regaining your championship compare to winning it the first time?
OverTake: What or who surprised you the most this season?
I guess it was a little surprising to see Sebi where he was. He was still ridiculously fast but just not as consistent in 2020. I feel like that was his strongest trait last year. He never put a foot wrong, and it put you as a driver in this situation that you had to work so much more complicated because of that. I'm sure he will bounce back next year, kind of like I did this year. Sometimes it takes losing to gain that extra bit of drive again.
For Sebastian Job his rivalry with Josh Rogers seems far from over. Even this year there have been some insane battles between the two.
OverTake: Did having Sebastian as such a rival to you kind of lift you to the next level?
OverTake: You are a two-time champion now. Do you think you can start asking the G.O.A.T. question slowly?
OverTake: What's next for you?
We at OverTake certainly wish him all the best and can't wait to see him in the future!
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