Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Race Preview: Imola

Two races into the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season, who stands to take the series’ 2021 title is still anyone’s guess.

Both race winners so far, Kevin Ellis Jr. at Interlagos and Sebastian Job at Barcelona, have had frustrating results in the opposite races. No driver has two podiums in the 30-lap feature races just yet. In fact, coming into Saturday’s third round of the season at Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, only Mitchell deJong has even finished in the top five in both races thus far.

As such, deJong leads the point standings through two rounds, with 2019 series champion Joshua Rogers sitting second after a runner-up finish two weeks ago and Dayne Warren third. Maximilian Benecke and top rookie Charlie Collins complete the top five after scoring a podium apiece in the first two rounds of the campaign. Defending champion Job sits seventh overall, just one point behind Ellis in sixth, as the lower half of the top 10 are separated by under 10 points.

This weekend’s visit to Imola marks the first time the series has visited the Italian track in its history, joining the traditional finale from Autodromo Nazionale Monza on the schedule for the first time. The three-mile track is one of Europe’s premier road racing circuits, and hosts a number of different open-wheel, sports, and touring car championships in real-world racing. It also returned to the Formula 1 schedule last year as part of the series’ COVID-19-influenced schedule revisions, and will remain on that calendar for 2021.

As always, Saturday’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup race will be preceded by an All-Star Race featuring major influencers and real-world drivers. Porsche works drivers and top Twitch streamers . The All-Star Race action kicks off at 1PM ET, with the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup immediately following at 2PM ET.

Saturday’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup race from Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari can be seen on Porsche and iRacing social media channels. Following the event, the series will head back to Silverstone, where Job won in 2019 and Alejandro Sanchez scored his first career victory last year. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.