A cliff-hanger situation as the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup (PESC) heads to the final round of the season on Saturday: this year’s title decision goes down to the wire at the final race weekend.
The venue for the showdown between Sebastian Job (Red Bull Racing Esport) and his Australian rival Joshua Rogers (VRS Coanda Simsport) in the global one-make cup series run on the iRacing simulation platform is the digital version of the Monza Grand Prix circuit. With its long straights, tight chicanes and demanding corners, the 5.793-kilometre racetrack offers drivers of the virtual Porsche 911 GT3 Cup the ideal conditions for swift slipstream duels and daring braking manoeuvres. Adding to the spectacle are two All-Star races, in which some of the most famous influencers of the Esports scene will compete.
At the latest race at Le Mans a fortnight ago, the reigning champion Joshua Rogers went for broke. Clinching pole position as well as second place in the sprint race, and victory at the main event, the Australian harvested almost maximum points and slashed the gap between himself and Sebastian Job to 71 points. However, the British sim racer from the Red Bull Racing Esports team needs only six points at Monza to claim the crown in the fiercely competitive championship.
Additional spectacle: stars of the influencer scene lock horns at Monza
As the crowning finale of a gripping PESC season, live-stream viewers will be treated to another highlight as part of the Monza event: From 13:45, prominent influencers from the Esports scene will fight for fame and glory in two All-Star races. The star line-up includes Dave Gaming and Jardier, Maxime MXM as well as Heikki360ES and Jimmy Broadbent. The qualifying session determines the grid positions for the sprint race. The sim racers then tackle the main event in the reverse order of the sprint results.
The schedule (10 October; all times CEST)
13:45 to 13:55 – Qualifying All-Stars
13:55 to 14:10 – Sprint race All-Stars
14:15 to 14:20 – Warm-up All-Stars
14:20 to 14:40 – Main race All-Stars
15:45 to 16:03 – Free practice PESC
16:03 to 16:15 – Qualifying PESC
16:17 to 16:32 – Sprint race PESC
16:34 to 16:44 – Warm-up PESC
16:45 to 17:15 – Main race PESC