Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Race Preview: Magny-Cours

The 2023 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season continues with its second of 10 rounds this weekend, heading to France and Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. Live streaming of the iRacing series for top esports pros will kick off on Saturday at 19:00 GMT (2PM ET) via Porsche’s channels on YouTube and Twitch, while the All-Star series will directly precede it at 18:00 GMT (1PM ET).

Last Race: American Zac Campbell kicked off his quest for the 2023 championship with a win in the season-opening race at the Hockenheimring, taking the lead from Lasse Bak four laps into the 18-lap feature race and leading the rest of the way. He was joined on the podium by teammate VRS Coanda Simsport teammate Charlie Collins, who finished second in both the sprint and feature races to take the initial points lead, and Williams Esports driver Alessandro Bico.

Defending series champion Diogo Pinto of Team Redline won the sprint race and finished fifth in the main event, coming home just behind Altus Esports’ Jordan Caruso, who was the fastest qualifier before the sprint. Caruso and Pinto are tied at second in points, six back of Collins, with Campbell eight points out of the lead in fourth and Bico completing the top five.

Last Season: Magny-Cours is a new addition to the PESC schedule for 2023, having made its iRacing debut last year after the 2022 season had already been completed.

Track Facts: For nearly two decades, Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours played host to the French Grand Prix from 1991 to 2008. In the final few years of that span, the circuit received its most recent of multiple reprofiles, with a final chicane added to complete the current 17-turn, 2.741-mile layout. It has been home to numerous sports car, open-wheel, and motorcycle races over the years, and even served as host to the Ligier and Prost Grand Prix teams for an extended period.

Next Up: Following Magny-Cours, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup heads to a track selected by fan vote. Votes have been between a pair of California-based options, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and the streets of Long Beach, and Italy’s Imola circuit. Coverage will kick off on Saturday, February 18 at 18:00 GMT (1PM ET) with the All-Star action, before the pros do battle at 19:00 GMT (2PM ET).

For more information on the 2023 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season, visit www.iracing.com/pesc. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.