Rogers Extends Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Points Lead With Nurburgring Feature Win

Sebastian Job took the sprint race, but Joshua Rogers responded with a win where it counted most, taking the checkered flag in Saturday’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature event from the Nurburgring. The Australian driver’s bid to become the first driver to win the series title twice is now in terrific shape, as he holds a 127-point advantage with just two races remaining on the calendar.

Utilizing both the modern grand prix circuit and the Nordschleife, the Nurburgring is the longest circuit on this year’s schedule, meaning that while the race lengths were similar to the rest of the calendar, the lap counts were much smaller. Rogers qualified fastest for the three-lap sprint race, but it was Job who would earn the victory in the end, as the two former series champions traded the point multiple times after utilizing the draft throughout the race. Mitchell deJong would also nip Rogers for second on the final lap to steal valuable points in his own bid for the series title.

As always, the top eight drivers on the grid were inverted for the four-lap feature, meaning both drivers would need to find a way through the pack to take the victory. Unfortunately, Job’s bid for the victory ended early with mechanical trouble, swinging the door wide open for Rogers to extend his points lead with a good finish. And extend it he did—after jumping past three cars at once to take the lead, he managed to hold on for his third victory of the season, with rookie Diogo Pinto scoring his first career podium in second place and Tommy Ostgaard completing the top three after also leading a lap.

In the All-Star races preceding the Supercup events, Dave Cam and Jimmy Broadbent split the two victories in the Porsche 911 RSR. Jaroslav Honzik was the only dual podium finisher of the day, placing second in the spring race and third in the feature; Emily “Emree” Jones completed the podium in the first race, while Borja Zazo split Broadbent and Honzik in the second.

Full Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup results from the Nurburgring were as follows:










1692Joshua K Rogers4380
23121Diogo C. Pinto4-0.24908:24.39260
3158Tommy Østgaard4-0.36618:23.29953
4557Dayne Warren4-0.562063
5477Jeremy Bouteloup4-1.05408:23.93452
6724Mitchell deJong4-1.16708:23.22257
7216Mack Bakkum4-1.557042
810312Daniel Lafuente4-2.16808:23.60237
9949Jamie Fluke4-2.21208:23.20936
10127Jeff Giassi4-3.61008:23.74131
111115Zac Campbell4-4.119030
12145Martin Krönke4-4.15608:23.61825
13158Graham Carroll4-7.59008:24.34722
142211Maximilian Benecke4-11.30608:23.31314
1520729Maxim Ramsteijn4-11.723013
161910Jack Sedgwick4-14.156012
172551Josh Thompson4-14.33509
181804Salva Talens4-16.51108:24.05811
191793Charlie Collins4-24.331011
2021119Pekka Tuomainen4-24.90708:27.9866
212643Brian Lockwood4-34.15308:29.2965
221331David Williams4-2:09.33408:24.70712
2323107Tuomas Tähtelä3-1 L03
241669Moreno Sirica2-2 L07
252830Kevin Ellis Jr2-2 L08:22.8491
262433Ricardo Castro Ledo1-3 L00
2781Sebastian Job0-4 L031
282790Yohann Harth0-4 L00
292947Alejandro Sánchez0-4 L00


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

  1. Josh Rogers, 515
  2. Mitchell deJong, 388
  3. Sebastian Job, 367
  4. Kevin Ellis Jr., 305
  5. Charlie Collins, 300
  6. Dayne Warren, 300
  7. Maximilian Benecke, 268
  8. Zac Campbell, 260
  9. Graham Carroll, 257
  10. Tommy Ostgaard, 256

Just two rounds remain in the 2021 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season: a visit to Circuit de la Sarthe on April 10, and the traditional series finale at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on April 24. Coverage kicks off at 2PM ET with the All-Star action, and continues with the sim racing pros at 3PM ET. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit

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