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Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland expands esports programme for 2020

The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland is expanding its esports activities for the 2020 season. With the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland, the national one-make cup will be contested virtually again this year.

Last year, the digital series made its debut with online races run parallel to selected real-life Carrera Cup events. With the establishment of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland last year we were able to write a new chapter in the 30-year history of the Carrera Cup. Esports is gaining traction not only because of the race-free time during the COVID-19 crisis. Our aim is to connect sim racing with actual motorsport. Many young drivers regularly spend time on racing simulators to better prepare themselves for real-life motor racing events. With us, they can now measure themselves online against top sim racers, says Hurui Issak, Project Manager of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. Four qualification phases will be held as part of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland, in which sim racers and racing drivers fight for grid spots at individual time trials. The top 14 sim racers from the double-header semi-final event held on 23 August will go on to contest the final. Drivers registered for the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will compete in simulators at the same time on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben and the Sachsenring. Six Carrera Cup drivers are eligible to qualify for the final event. The final round of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland is held on 5 September.

Schedule Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Deutschland

Qualification for sim racers 22.05-24.05.2020, 1st qualifying period (Autodrom Most/Czech Republic) 12.06-14.06.2020, 2nd qualifying period (Nürburgring-Nordschleife/Germany) 10.07-12.07.2020, 3rd qualifying period (Oschersleben/Germany) 23.08.2020, semi-final (venue to be announced 24 hours prior to the event) Qualification for Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland drivers 12.06-14.06.2020, 1st qualifying period (Autodrom Most/Czech Republic) 10.07-12.07.2020, 2nd qualifying period (Nürburgring-Nordschleife/Germany) 14.08-16.08.2020, 3rd qualifying period (Oschersleben/Germany) 21.08-23.08.2020, 4th qualifying period (Spa-Francorchamps/Belgium) Final round 05.09.2020, venue to be announced 24 hours prior to the event

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