Slipstream thriller at Le Mans: Sebastian Job new series leader
Sebastian Job is the big winner at round four of ten of this season’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup.
Race (Apex Racing UK) won the sprint race on the iRacing simulation platform, with Germany’s Maximilian Benecke (Redline) clinching victory at the main race after a tactical masterstroke at the wheel of the digital Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. However, until iRacing has checked all race results, they should be regarded as preliminary.
Provisional final result: German @maxbenecke11 wins main race at #CircuitdelaSarthe in #LeMans in front of local hero @Yohann_Harth from France and @G2Sebi. Lot of action, pure racing.
Comments after the race
Max Benecke (Redline): Tenth at the first race put me in a good position for the main race. Our car handled very well in the Porsche curves. I knew if I could take the lead after the Indianapolis turn on the last lap I had a chance of winning. But braking for this curve is particularly tricky: in the slipstream, you’re easily five km/h faster than usual. I’m thrilled about this success. I hadn’t expected to do so well. A perfect result in the battle for the championship.
(GB/Apex Racing UK) 3. Jamie Fluke (GB/Apex Racing UK) 4. Yohann Harth (F/Apex Racing UK) Le Mans (Circuit de la Sarthe), main race 2. Yohann Harth (F/Apex Racing UK) Preview One of the most revered racetracks in the world will host the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup on Saturday, 20 June: The 13.626-kilometre Circuit de la Sarthe, where the 24 Hours of Le Mans is also contested, is the venue for the fourth of ten races of the global Esports Championship run on the iRacing simulation platform. After recently winning both the sprint and main races at Donington, Great Britain, Sebastian Job from the Red Bull Racing Esports squad has narrowed the gap to the championship leader Joshua Rogers (AUS/VRS Coanda Simsport). Rogers’ teammate Tommy Østgaard from Norway ranks third with 135 points. Maximilian Benecke is also within striking distance of the leader: Driving for Porsche24 Driven by Redline, the German has so far earned 132 points. Four Frenchmen – Thibault Cazaubon (R8G Esports), Jeremy Bouteloup (VRS Coanda Simsport) Yohann Harth and Antoine Higelin from Apex Racing – look forward to racing on virtual home turf this weekend.
One of the most famous tracks in this year’s racing calendar for the simracers in the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup. #Porsche #911GT3Cup @TAGHeuer @iRacing #jointherace pic.twitter.com/3oQ7YISnLp
Info At the Circuit de la Sarthe, sim racers will contest a 15-minute sprint race and a 30-minute main race. Fans can watch the event live on the Porsche YouTube channel and Twitch. 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 (20 June)
3:45 to 4:03pm: Free practice
Jun 22, 2020 at 00:39