Rogers Returns to Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Winner’s Circle in Le Mans

Joshua Rogers’ return to form in the 2021 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup had the Australian on the path to a second championship well before Saturday’s visit to Circuit de la Sarthe for the ninth round of the season. When the checkered flag fell, though, it removed just about any remaining doubt.

After qualifying on pole, Rogers swept both the sprint and feature races on the penultimate round of the campaign, with Tommy Ostgaard and Zac Campbell completing the podium in the main event behind him. As it stands, Rogers merely needs to wait it out until the finale from Autodromo Nazionale Monza in two weeks’ time to officially accept his second series championship.

But to wrap the story up there is to make it sound like Rogers had a walk in the park on Saturday. Defending series champion and past series winner at Le Mans, Sebastian Job, made sure that wasn’t the case in the sprint race, mounting an impressive challenge that enabled him to lead part of the final lap. Unfortunately for Job, however, Rogers would return the favor, and eke out a victory by the razor-thin margin of .093 seconds in the drag race to the finish line.

The top eight would take their normal invert for the feature race, and that made for great news for Mitchell deJong, whose sixth place sprint finish put him third on the grid and allowed him to make quick work of taking the lead. Still seeking his second victory of the season, the American would initially weather challenges from both Rogers and Ostgaard in the second half of the six-lap race. However, an unlucky spin in the Porsche Corners on the final lap after multiple cars made contact opened the door for Rogers to score the sweep, as deJong limped home to 22nd place.

In the All-Star race preceding the Supercup action, six different drivers took podium finishes across the two races. Emily “Emree” Jones took the win in the sprint race ahead of Borja Zazo and Heikki360, while Dan Suzuki held off Tony Kanaan and Matt Malone in the feature.

Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature results from Circuit de la Sarthe were as follows:










1892Joshua K Rogers614:01.70985
2958Tommy Østgaard6-0.51304:01.98657
31015Zac Campbell6-1.96204:01.89051
41269Moreno Sirica6-3.14804:02.24846
51130Kevin Ellis Jr6-3.51604:02.16444
6135Martin Krönke6-4.78304:01.93339
71531David Williams6-4.86804:01.55834
8277Jeremy Bouteloup6-5.32004:01.45140
9557Dayne Warren6-5.68104:02.27946
10187Jeff Giassi6-5.73304:01.50725
1119312Daniel Lafuente6-5.85704:01.48922
121699Mikkel Gade6-6.21704:01.61123
1321729Maxim Ramsteijn6-6.97404:01.68716
14693Charlie Collins6-7.23804:02.09942
1528107Tuomas Tähtelä6-9.63404:01.82312
161743Brian Lockwood6-10.38404:02.76214
173118Sindre Setsaas6-10.64304:01.4469
183251Josh Thompson6-10.97004:01.7958
19304Salva Talens6-11.65904:01.3577
202233Ricardo Castro Ledo6-11.84204:02.4426
21449Jamie Fluke6-13.59604:02.07523
22324Mitchell deJong6-14.68454:02.18219
2314911Ayhancan Guven6-15.83104:03.30210
242011Maximilian Benecke6-16.73404:01.6773
2526119Pekka Tuomainen6-17.05504:03.8611
263310Jack Sedgwick6-18.98804:02.0870
272916Mack Bakkum6-25.23304:01.8270
281121Diogo C. Pinto6-27.32604:01.91713
292747Alejandro Sánchez5-1 L04:01.8160
3024211Thibault Cazaubon5-1 L04:01.9020
3171Sebastian Job5-1 L04:01.93828
322313Alexander Wolters3-3 L04:02.1880
33258Graham Carroll2-4 L04:01.8000


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

  1. Joshua Rogers, 600
  2. Mitchell deJong, 407
  3. Sebastian Job, 395
  4. Kevin Ellis Jr., 349
  5. Dayne Warren, 346
  6. Charlie Collins, 342
  7. Tommy Ostgaard, 313
  8. Zac Campbell, 311
  9. Maximilian Benecke, 271
  10. Graham Carroll, 257

The 2021 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season will conclude in 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