More Than 4,900 Participants Are Being Selected for the Worldwide Porsche Esports Championship

Sim races have been competing for the Porsche iRacing Cup on virtual tracks in the qualifying rounds since mid-December.

More than 4,900 participants have already taken part in the qualification process. Compared to last year, the number of people has doubled. The process ends on March 2. Only 20 winners will be eligible to compete in the Porsche Esports Supercup.

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The famous Formula One driver and persistent sim racer from the Red Bull team Max Verstappen is one of the participants. As of February 10, 2020, he took 20th place in the race. Also, the Porsche iRacing Cup will be attended by the 20 best sim racers from the previous season — they are automatically included in the 2020 competition.

Porsche is expanding its partnership with iRacing, a leading provider of realistic online race simulators. The iRating system developed by iRacing provides a transparent and correct rating during the qualification process. Each participant's individual rating reflects their overall skill level and successful laps. For example, the key factor for achieving the highest score in the rating is perfect driving and the corresponding result. The points received at the end of the qualifying rounds determine the skill level according to the scale from the start to the finish.

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2,372 drivers attempted to qualify for the Porsche Esports Supercup in 2019. The first four places in last year's championship were won by drivers who return as favorites this year. They are Joshua Rogers from Australia, his ardent rivals Max Benecke from Germany, and Sebastian Job from Great Britain, as well as Mitchell deJong from the United States.

The world's best sim racers will compete in the 2020 Porsche Esports Supercup. A total of 40 drivers will challenge each other in 10 online races of the virtual Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Most of them take place in parallel with the real series of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup — they are held to support European Formula One competitions.

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The first cyber races of the championship will start at the virtual version of the Circuit Park Zandvoort (the Netherlands) on May 2. At the same time, the first round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will start on the real track. The final round of the Porsche Esports Supercup will take place in Monza (Italy) on September 19.

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Schedule of the 2020 Porsche Esports Supercup

27 / 29 March — Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Pre-Season Test)
May 2 — Circuit Park Zandvoort
May 9 — Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
May 23 — Donington Park Circuit
June 13 — 24 Hours of Le Mans
July 4 — Nurburgring Nordschleife
July 18 — Silverstone Circuit
August 1 — Road Atlanta
August 15 — Brands Hatch Circuit
August 29 — Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
September 19 — Autodromo Nazionale Monza

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