Porsche extends eSports SuperCup for third season
Porsche is continuous their funding in sim racing with the manufacture asserting the third season of their Porsche TAG Hauer eSports SuperCup championship and extra Porsche content material to go along with it. It’s one other stride by Porsche, who, with BMW, has been amongst essentially the most closely invested manufactures in sim racing.
Following the season finale of the 2021 SuperCup season, Porsche and iRacing collectively introduced that the Porsche 911 GT3 R can be coming to the service. It’s set to hitch a newly-bolstered GT3 class in iRacing that just lately noticed the introduction of the Lamborghini Huracan and the BMW M4 GT3.
Marius Golombeck, the Program Supervisor of eSports Racing at Porsche, additionally hinted on the probability that the next-generation Porsche Cup Automobile, the 992, can be making its method onto iRacing in 2022.
“Sadly, we’ve got to prioritize issues,”Golombeck mentioned, whereas standing between the 911 GT3 R and the brand new 911 Cup Automobile. “iRacing is engaged on numerous fascinating automobiles and tracks. I’m glad we introduced the GT3 R right now. We’ll must see for subsequent yr, there’s a motive we’ve got the automobile right here.”
“It’s our brand-new automobile for Porsche and buyer racing, we’ll have to have a look at 2022, sadly. For the qualifying [set to take place later this year] we’ll follow the previous horse, the 991, which has been duly examined for the previous few years.”
The championship had been beforehand clinched by Joshua Rogers on the penultimate spherical of the season. Thus, the ultimate spherical at Monza served merely as a coronation for the Australian, who takes residence his second PESC title. Porsche and iRacing nonetheless left breadcrumbs for viewers to comply with, although, as they positioned each a Porsche 911 GT3 R and the Porsche 911 Cup Automobile in plain view of the cameras.
Porsche, together with BMW, has been closely invested in sim racing lately. The 2 manufacturers have often sponsored single-make collection’ utilizing their automobiles on iRacing and BMW even debuted their next-generation GT3, the M4 GT3, on iRacing.
“We see [sim racing] as part of our motorsports DNA, simply as a lot because the junior program with the Tremendous Cup, simply as a lot as buyer racing with the GT3 R,” Golombeck mentioned. “It’s all the time one thing we’ve wished to combine into our motorsports DNA, and I believe we’ve got finished that with the SuperCup.”