Job, Red Bull Racing Esports Take Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Opener

It was all Red Bull Racing Esports in the season opener of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup on Saturday, as a trio of the team’s drivers found themselves up front in the 2020 season opener from Circuit Park Zandvoort. Patrik Holzmann landed on the first spot on the front row through qualifying, while Graham Carroll won the opening sprint race and Sebastian Job took the checkered flag in the 30-minute feature.

The first race of a radically redesigned 2020 series calendar, Zandvoort ushered in a new era for the series, featuring an expanded prize pool, new sponsorship, and a host of talented newcomers behind the wheel that would challenge returning drivers like Job, Carroll, Mitchell deJong, Max Benecke, and defending series champion Joshua Rogers. Rogers and Jeff Giassi, the top driver to advance from this year’s qualifying series, would qualify first and second, though the eight-car inversion would advance Holzmann to the top spot.

Holzmann suffered immediate issues off of the start, but Carroll took over immediately and led all 10 laps in the sprint race and beat Tommy Ostgaard to the line. In the feature, Ostgaard finally wrestled the top spot away from Carroll on Lap 2, but it was Job who put the team back in front for good on Lap 11. Carroll would fight his way back to second, while Rogers would complete the podium ahead of Ostgaard and series newcomer Brian Lockwood.

The action opened with the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge, as Simone Maria Marceno topped the drivers who earned the right to race in the Super Session preceding the main show. Zandvoort was also the home event for Max Verstappen, the real-world Red Bull Racing Formula 1 star who will contest the series this year after qualifying for the championship with Team Redline. Verstappen finished midpack in the sprint race before clawing his way to a respectable 11th in the feature round.

Results from Saturday’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature at Circuit Park Zandvoort were as follows:










1522Sebastian Job19091:37.08872
2121Graham Carroll19-2.22711:37.32570
3492Joshua K Rogers19-2.9301:37.24668
4258Tommy Østgaard19-4.19491:37.03459
5343Brian Lockwood19-4.45101:37.31756
6949Jamie Fluke19-6.81401:37.33543
7757Dayne Warren19-7.32401:37.34246
8847Alejandro Sánchez19-7.82701:37.32339
91216Mack Bakkum19-8.22701:37.37033
101323Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola19-9.01301:37.42630
112169Max Verstappen19-11.23701:37.27120
1216211Thibault Cazaubon19-12.09201:37.41123
13143Sindre Setsaas19-12.51601:37.34523
141766Greger Huttu19-12.82101:37.24018
151824Mitchell deJong19-15.59101:37.37715
162212Marcus Jensen19-16.48701:37.49510
172898Kevin Ellis Jr19-16.6901:37.3879
183110Jack Sedgwick19-18.58201:37.5218
192077Valtteri Alander19-20.70301:37.4468
20115Martin Krönke19-21.20801:37.45616
213028Alexander Thiebe19-21.69501:37.3425
223536Joshua W Anderson19-24.48701:37.6334
23272Jeremy Bouteloup19-24.76901:37.5563
242642Matti Kaidesoja19-25.07401:37.2752
2539107Tuomas Tähtelä19-25.64501:37.5341
263814Marc Perez19-28.04601:37.5540
273711Maximilian Benecke19-28.81301:37.4550
28404Marin S Colak19-34.4101:37.4860
293329Carl E Jansson19-36.00401:37.9250
3015110Christopher Dambietz17-2 L01:37.4106
3167Jeff Giassi15-4 L01:37.30723
322583Bobby Zalenski14-5 L01:38.0030
333271Jonas Wallmeier7-12 L01:40.2410
342994Jarrad Filsell6-13 L01:38.3890
352470Gianni Vecchio5-14 L01:37.6510
362331David Williams3-16 L01:45.4140
371918Antoine Higelin1-18 L02
381033Ricardo Castro Ledo1-18 L011
393627Patrik Holzmann1-18 L00
403490Yohann Harth0-19 L00


The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup continues a busy month of May with events at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 9 and Donington on May 23. Races will stream at 14:00 GMT (10AM ET) on the iRacing eSports Network. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit