Preview: Porsche Esports Supercup @Brands Hatch

This Saturday (15 August), the United Kingdom hosts the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup for the third time this season.

Famed for its mix of hidden crests, large differences in altitude and diverse corner combinations, the virtual version of the Brands Hatch racetrack, which loops over almost four kilometres through the forested countryside, poses a real challenge for drivers – especially in combination with the digital double of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

With round six of the global esports championship run on iRacing’s simulation platform, the thrilling fight for driver’s crown enters the decisive phase.

Almost a fortnight ago, Sebastian Job from the Red Bull Racing Esports squad defended his overall lead in the fiercely-contested championship on the Road Atlanta circuit. With five races left on the calendar, the Briton has 290 points to his credit.

Just 18 points behind, Joshua Rogers (Virtual Racing School / Coanda Simsport) sits hot on the bumper of the championship leader: the reigning champion scored his first win of the season on the American rollercoaster racetrack. Another hot aspirant for the title is MSI eSports driver Alejandro Sánchez. The Spaniard ranks third with 263 points.

On the digital version of the Brands Hatch circuit, sim racers contest a 15-minute sprint race followed by a 30-minute main race. Fans can watch the event live on Porsche’s channels Twitch and YouTube. Both races are also streamed on the two video platforms via iRacing.

Further information on the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup can be found on the Porsche Motorsport Hub, Porsche Newsroom and the Twitter account @PorscheRaces.

The programme: Saturday, 15 August (All times CEST)

  • 3:45 to 4:03pm: Free practice
  • 4:03 to 4:15pm: Qualifying
  • 4:17 to 4:32pm: Sprint race
  • 4:34 to 4:44pm: Warm-up
  • 4:45 to 5:15pm: Main race