The big question for this weekend in sim racing is: Who will be Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition champion? The title will be decided on Saturday (16 May) at the final round of the season at the Italian Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Three drivers fight for the overall trophy in the digital series of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup.
Leading the standings with 132 points, Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven (TR/Martinet by Alméras) has excellent chances. However, his hottest rival, 22-year-old Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), sits just two points behind him.
With 91 points to his credit, Dylan Pereira (BWT Lechner Racing) from Luxembourg has an outside chance. A total of 50 points is up for grabs at the final races run on the iRacing online simulation platform. 34 drivers will tackle the event in their 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers.
“The six races so far have impressively underlined that the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is gripping in its digital form, as well. We were able to offer our teams and drivers an attractive alternative to real competition. I’m delighted that the virtual Supercup has been embraced with great enthusiasm by all participants and I’m curious to see who will come out on top at the final round,” says Oliver Schwab, Project Manager of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
In addition to the title, the winners of the virtual classes will also be decided: Heading to the Monza final, Leon Köhler (D/Lechner Racing Middle East) leads the rookie category and Marc Cini (AUS/Team Australia) ranks first in the ProAm class. Team GP Elite lies in first place in the team classification.
The two 25-minute races will be streamed live on https://porsche.com/virtualPMSCMonza as well as the official YouTube channel. The former Supercup driver Jan Seyffarth provides the race commentary as one of the Eurosport experts. The German TV channel Sport1 televises the final event of the virtual one-make cup on www.sport1.de and also broadcasts race highlights in a TV-magazine on Monday.
Eurosport streams on www.eurosport.com as well as on selected Eurosport websites, for instance in Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. The Dutch TV station Ziggo Sport also airs the final races in the Netherlands. More information about the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition is available for fans on the Porsche Motorsport Hub, the Porsche Newsroom and the Twitter account @PorscheRaces.
Schedule, 16 May (All times CEST):
- 4.00 – 4.15pm: Qualifying
- 4.20 – 4.45pm: Race 1
- 4.50 – 5.10pm: Warm-up
- 5.12 – 5.37pm: Race 2
Points standings after 6 of 8 rounds:
1. Ayhancan Güven (TR/Martinet by Alméras), 132 points
2. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 130 points
3. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), 91 points
1. Leon Köhler (D/Lechner Racing Middle East), 48 points
2. Max van Splunteren (NL/Team GP Elite), 34 points
3. Jaden Conwright (USA/Dinamic Motorsport), 31 points
1. Marc Cini (AUS/Team Australia), 76 points
2. Stephen Grove (AUS/Team Australia), 65 points
3. Philipp Sager (A/Dinamic Motorsport), 62 points
1. Team GP Elite, 191 points
2. Martinet by Alméras, 132 points
3. BWT Lechner Racing, 108 points