Joshua Rogers wins at Le Mans and keeps the title fight open
The duel for the championship crown in the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup remains gripping to the end. Clinching second place in the sprint and a victory in the main race on the virtual Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, Joshua Rogers has pushed the title decision out to the season finale at Monza.
The overall points’ leader Sebastian Job (GB/Red Bull Racing Esport) employed clever tactics in both races and scored valuable points with fourth and second place. Clinching his seventh pole position this season, title defender Joshua Rogers (Australia/VRS Coanda Simsport) once again underlined his qualifying prowess. His closest rival Sebastian Job started from the sixth grid spot. At the front of the field, Mitchell DeJong (USA/VRS Coanda Simsport) defended his top spot from Red Bull Racing Esport driver Graham Carroll and Finland’s Tuomas Tähtelä (Logitech G Altus eSports). By lap two, he had moved up to seventh place and waited in Sebastian Job’s slipstream for his chance. In the last lap, Rogers pulled past the Norwegian on the long Mulsanne straight into fifth place.
Comments on the race
Mitchell DeJong (USA/VRS Coanda Simsport): It’s great to be back at the front again. The weekend began perfectly. My fastest lap in qualifying didn’t feel ideal, but it was enough for pole position. From this grid spot, I managed to make the most out of the sprint and bring home victory. In the main race, the three-way fight between Sebastian, Josh and me was very well matched. We gave each other a tow and were able to pull clear of the field. None of us tried anything stupid, it was clean racing. It was huge fun!
Result 3. Graham Carroll (GB/ Red Bull Racing Esport) 4. Sebastian Job (GB/Red Bull Racing Esport) 2. Sebastian Job (GB/Red Bull Racing Esport) 5. Graham Carroll (GB/ Red Bull Racing Esport) 1. Sebastian Job (GB/Red Bull Racing Esport), 590 points 2. Joshua Rogers (AUS/VRS Coanda Racing), 519 points
Info The final round of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season will be contested on 10 October at the virtual version of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Sep 28, 2020 at 08:21