Only the 40 best sports car racers on iRacing have the opportunity to take part in the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup each week, but everybody else with an account can take part in the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge. The 10-week series utilizes the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, running events every two hours on Supercup race weeks leading to a Super Session before the World Championship series broadcast, and has $25,000 on the line in cash for the fastest drivers.
Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge events start on Tuesday at 01:00 UTC on Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup race weeks, utilizing the same tracks as the main series. Races run every two hours through Friday. Each race kicks off with 20 minutes of free practice, followed by two laps of qualifying and a 20-minute feature race.
The top 30 drivers in series points are then invited to a Super Session on Saturday, which runs directly before the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup event. The drivers who qualify for the Super Session earn points in their own championship, with the top five finishers also scoring cash prizes and the rest of the top 10 earning iRacing credits. The top 10 drivers in Super Session points at the end of the season earn cash prizes, with the champion taking home the lion’s share at $2,400.
The remaining rounds of the 2020 Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge are as follows:
|June 16-19||Circuit de la Sarthe|
|June 30-July 3||Nurburgring Nordschleife|
|July 14-17||Silverstone Circuit|
|July 28-31||Road Atlanta|
|August 11-14||Brands Hatch Circuit|
|August 25-28||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps|
|September 14-18||Autodromo Nazionale Monza|