With qualification open to anyone on iRacing from July 31st, 2021, you might want to check out the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup details. Using the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, you’ll need to fight your way through the qualifying series and Contender Series to earn your place in the official championship.
The initial stage runs from July 31st until September 4th with six races held on Saturdays. Each one will follow the normal practice and qualifying format before an 80km race. At the end of the events, the top 15 drivers in the overall standings then have the chance to move forward to the Contender Series.
2022 PESC Qualifying Series Calendar
- 31.07.2021 – Germany: Hockenheimring (18 laps)
- 07.08.2021 – Spain: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (18 laps)
- 14.08.2021 – Austria: Red Bull Ring (20 laps)
- 21.08.2021 – USA: Road Atlanta (18 laps)
- 28.08.2021 – USA: Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit (26 laps)
- 04.09.2021 – Germany: Nürburgring Grand-Prix Circuit (14 laps)
If you’re skilled and lucky enough to make it through this stage, you’re then able to move into the Contender Series for the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup series. This changes things up with up to five additional championship points given to the top five qualifiers.
And then you’ll be competing for up to 25 points in the Sprint Race. The top eight finishers will then have to deal with reversed grid positions when everyone lines up for the 50 point Feature Race at each of the six rounds. But at least you can get the support of friends and family as all the races will be broadcast live on the Porsche Twitch channel.
Once again, it’s the top 15 in the overall standings at the end of the season who will go through to contest the 2022 PESC against the top 20 sim racers from last season.
2022 PESC Contender Series Calendar
- 25.09.2021 – Germany: Hockenheimring (9/18 laps)
- 02.10.2021 – Spain: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (9/18 laps)
- 09.10.2021 – Austria: Red Bull Ring (10/20 laps)
- 16.10.2021 – USA: Road Atlanta (9/18 laps)
- 23.10.2021 – USA: Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit (13/26 laps)
- 30.10.2021 – Germany: Nürburgring Grand-Prix Circuit(7/14 laps)
The Porsche Supercup is full of well known names in sim racing, including Sebastian Job, Mitchell deJong, Max Benecke, Jaime Fluke and Australian Joshua Rogers, who claimed his second championship in April this year. And you’ll also be on track with various celebrities and content creators including the likes of Dan Suzuki and Emily Jones as they compete in their All-Stars series.
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