Defending Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup champion Joshua Rogers had a sparkling return to form on Saturday morning, taking the feature victory at Road Atlanta over championship leader Sebastian Job. Rogers, whose pole position in qualifying enabled him to lay claim to the TAG Heuer watch given to this year’s overall Pole Award winner, finished fourth in the sprint race before clawing back to first place during the 30-minute main event.

Alejandro Sanchez continued his breakout season in the sprint race, getting past first-place starter Joshua Anderson with two laps to go to score the top spot in the feature lineup. Sanchez would hang onto the lead of the feature at first, but Job, coming from third on the grid, began pressuring him heavily at the five-minute mark, leading to the cars completing multiple corners side-by-side before Job finally made the pass.

However, the battle up front opened the door for Rogers to reel in the leaders. He got past Sanchez on the same lap as Job, and began working on the Red Bull Racing Esports driver for the top spot. On Lap 11, the Australian finally made what turned out to be the decisive move, although in truth the battle was far from over. The two titans of the series continued battling tooth and nail for the last 13 laps of the race, with Rogers only crossing the line three tenths of a second ahead.

Sanchez would hang on for third, while standout rookies Dayne Warren and Jeff Giassi would complete the top five. Max Benecke, who surpassed the 11,000 iRating mark last time out at Silverstone, was a disappointing 28th place on the speed charts in qualifying, but had a superb performance to pass 12 cars in the sprint race, and 10 more in the feature, for a sixth place result.

In the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge, the streak of different race winners continued in Braselton, as Moreno Sirica led every lap from third place on the grid to take the checkered flag in the Super Session that preceded the Supercup race. Antti Ahola and polesitter Cooper Webster completed the podium.

Full results from the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature race at Road Atlanta were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Driver

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts.

1 4 92 Joshua K Rogers 23 13 1:19.777 78
2 3 22 Sebastian Job 23 -0.312 6 1:19.899 71
3 1 47 Alejandro Sánchez 23 -5.119 4 1:20.178 65
4 7 57 Dayne Warren 23 -5.222 0 1:20.090 59
5 6 7 Jeff Giassi 23 -5.576 0 1:20.244 53
6 16 11 Maximilian Benecke 23 -7.385 0 1:20.177 36
7 5 5 Martin Krönke 23 -8.054 0 1:20.174 44
8 9 16 Mack Bakkum 23 -8.446 0 1:20.264 38
9 8 98 Kevin Ellis Jr 23 -9.195 0 1:20.171 39
10 10 24 Mitchell deJong 23 -10.102 0 1:20.198 33
11 12 2 Jeremy Bouteloup 23 -10.484 0 1:20.343 29
12 13 110 Christopher Dambietz 23 -11.075 0 1:20.303 26
13 11 21 Graham Carroll 23 -12.317 0 1:20.369 26
14 23 58 Tommy Østgaard 23 -12.555 0 1:20.294 14
15 14 28 Alexander Thiebe 23 -16.005 0 1:20.387 19
16 20 31 David Williams 23 -16.563 0 1:20.481 11
17 18 14 Marc Perez 23 -16.778 0 1:20.528 12
18 24 83 Bobby Zalenski 23 -17.489 0 1:20.290 8
19 2 36 Joshua W Anderson 23 -17.654 0 1:20.319 29
20 28 43 Brian Lockwood 23 -19.488 0 1:20.212 6
21 33 3 Sindre Setsaas 23 -19.911 0 1:20.394 5
22 30 18 Antoine Higelin 23 -21.013 0 1:20.349 4
23 34 107 Tuomas Tähtelä 23 -28.245 0 1:20.337 3
24 25 29 Carl E Jansson 23 -29.98 0 1:20.913 2
25 21 10 Jack Sedgwick 23 -30.792 0 1:20.472 1
26 29 77 Valtteri Alander 23 -33.337 0 1:20.472 0
27 15 23 Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola 23 -37.554 0 1:20.702 6
28 26 71 Jonas Wallmeier 8 -15 L 0 1:22.101 0
29 27 27 Patrik Holzmann 7 -16 L 0 1:20.497 0
30 22 49 Jamie Fluke 4 -19 L 0 1:25.147 0
31 32 33 Ricardo Castro Ledo 3 -20 L 0 0
32 17 94 Jarrad Filsell 2 -21 L 0 4
33 19 90 Yohann Harth 1 -22 L 0 2
34 31 12 Marcus Jensen 0 -23 L 0 0

 

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

  1. Sebastian Job, 290
  2. Joshua Rogers, 272
  3. Alejandro Sanchez, 263
  4. Maximilian Benecke, 237
  5. Dayne Warren, 214
  6. Jeff Giassi, 184
  7. Tommy Ostgaard, 149
  8. Kevin Ellis Jr., 142
  9. Sindre Setsaas, 141
  10. Brian Lockwood, 136

The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season resumes in two weeks’ time with a visit to Brands Hatch, the third and final British circuit on this year’s calendar. As always, the action begins live at 9AM ET with the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge race before heading into the Supercup action, and can be seen on the iRacing Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube channels. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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