Joshua Rogers Takes Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Win at Road Atlanta

Defending Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup champion Joshua Rogers had a sparkling return to form on Saturday morning, taking the feature victory at Road Atlanta over championship leader Sebastian Job. Rogers, whose pole position in qualifying enabled him to lay claim to the TAG Heuer watch given to this year’s overall Pole Award winner, finished fourth in the sprint race before clawing back to first place during the 30-minute main event.

Alejandro Sanchez continued his breakout season in the sprint race, getting past first-place starter Joshua Anderson with two laps to go to score the top spot in the feature lineup. Sanchez would hang onto the lead of the feature at first, but Job, coming from third on the grid, began pressuring him heavily at the five-minute mark, leading to the cars completing multiple corners side-by-side before Job finally made the pass.

However, the battle up front opened the door for Rogers to reel in the leaders. He got past Sanchez on the same lap as Job, and began working on the Red Bull Racing Esports driver for the top spot. On Lap 11, the Australian finally made what turned out to be the decisive move, although in truth the battle was far from over. The two titans of the series continued battling tooth and nail for the last 13 laps of the race, with Rogers only crossing the line three tenths of a second ahead.

Sanchez would hang on for third, while standout rookies Dayne Warren and Jeff Giassi would complete the top five. Max Benecke, who surpassed the 11,000 iRating mark last time out at Silverstone, was a disappointing 28th place on the speed charts in qualifying, but had a superb performance to pass 12 cars in the sprint race, and 10 more in the feature, for a sixth place result.

In the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge, the streak of different race winners continued in Braselton, as Moreno Sirica led every lap from third place on the grid to take the checkered flag in the Super Session that preceded the Supercup race. Antti Ahola and polesitter Cooper Webster completed the podium.

Full results from the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature race at Road Atlanta were as follows:










1492Joshua K Rogers23131:19.77778
2322Sebastian Job23-0.31261:19.89971
3147Alejandro Sánchez23-5.11941:20.17865
4757Dayne Warren23-5.22201:20.09059
567Jeff Giassi23-5.57601:20.24453
61611Maximilian Benecke23-7.38501:20.17736
755Martin Krönke23-8.05401:20.17444
8916Mack Bakkum23-8.44601:20.26438
9898Kevin Ellis Jr23-9.19501:20.17139
101024Mitchell deJong23-10.10201:20.19833
11122Jeremy Bouteloup23-10.48401:20.34329
1213110Christopher Dambietz23-11.07501:20.30326
131121Graham Carroll23-12.31701:20.36926
142358Tommy Østgaard23-12.55501:20.29414
151428Alexander Thiebe23-16.00501:20.38719
162031David Williams23-16.56301:20.48111
171814Marc Perez23-16.77801:20.52812
182483Bobby Zalenski23-17.48901:20.2908
19236Joshua W Anderson23-17.65401:20.31929
202843Brian Lockwood23-19.48801:20.2126
21333Sindre Setsaas23-19.91101:20.3945
223018Antoine Higelin23-21.01301:20.3494
2334107Tuomas Tähtelä23-28.24501:20.3373
242529Carl E Jansson23-29.9801:20.9132
252110Jack Sedgwick23-30.79201:20.4721
262977Valtteri Alander23-33.33701:20.4720
271523Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola23-37.55401:20.7026
282671Jonas Wallmeier8-15 L01:22.1010
292727Patrik Holzmann7-16 L01:20.4970
302249Jamie Fluke4-19 L01:25.1470
313233Ricardo Castro Ledo3-20 L00
321794Jarrad Filsell2-21 L04
331990Yohann Harth1-22 L02
343112Marcus Jensen0-23 L00


Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup points through five rounds are as follows:

  1. Sebastian Job, 290
  2. Joshua Rogers, 272
  3. Alejandro Sanchez, 263
  4. Maximilian Benecke, 237
  5. Dayne Warren, 214
  6. Jeff Giassi, 184
  7. Tommy Ostgaard, 149
  8. Kevin Ellis Jr., 142
  9. Sindre Setsaas, 141
  10. Brian Lockwood, 136

The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season resumes in two weeks’ time with a visit to Brands Hatch, the third and final British circuit on this year’s calendar. As always, the action begins live at 9AM ET with the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge race before heading into the Supercup action, and can be seen on the iRacing Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube channels. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit