Porsche SimRacing Summit – A gathering of the world’s fastest SimRacers

Porsche and iRacing have partnered to create an eSports tournament where you can win a trip to the Porsche Factory in Leipzig Germany and compete for cash prizes totaling €30,000. 

Online qualifying will be split into two portions utilizing iRacing’s Time Attack competitions. The first will begin on November 30, 2018, and run through December 3, 2018 at 23:59 GMT. The second Time Attack qualifier will run from December 5 through December 9 at  23:59 GMT. Two separate Time Attacks will give you an opportunity to prove you are one of the fastest virtual Porsche racers in the world.

The top 15 qualifiers from each Time Attack will be invited to compete live, at the Porsche Factory in Leipzig, Germany on December 15 and 16.


Prizes & Winnings

There will be a prize money pool of €30.000  and we developed exciting rules and regulations for the competition with three rounds of action-packed races. Of course, we will not only get into gear in the virtual world but also use the race circuit of Porsche Factory Leipzig to let you experience Porsche cars on the track.

  • 1st place: 15,000 € (7,500 € each)
  • 2nd place: 10,000 € (5,000 € each)
  • 3rd place: 5,000 € (2,500 € each)

You can find the complete rulebook and more info here.

How to Qualify

To qualify online, log into your iRacing member accounts and select “Beta UI” at the top of the screen. Then choose Time Attacks and select the corresponding Time Attack competition. iRacing will automatically keep track of your time and the top 15 from each Time Attack week will earn invitations to the live event in Leipzig, Germany on December 15 and 16. Only the times from iRacing members who meet the qualifications for the contest will be considered for the prize(s).

Qualifying Time Attack Competitions:

  • Porsche SimRacing Summit Laguna Seca
  • Porsche SimRacing Summit Brands Hatch


Vehicle: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

  •  Setup: fixed setup
  • Tracks: Laguna Seca & Brands Hatch
  • Mode: Time Attack
  • Top 15 qualifiers from each track (30 drivers in total) will be invited to the final event. If drivers qualify on both tracks, the worse score is canceled and the drivers placed behind move one position at a time
  • 2 wild card entry slots will be provided for the competition
  • Qualified drivers will receive a confirmation within 72 hours after the end of the online qualification. Every qualified driver needs to confirm or decline his participation in Leipzig within another 72 hours after they received their confirmation.


Summit in Leipzig

The Porsche Sim Racing Summit will be split into 3 stages. For the first stage the players will be split into 4 race groups which will be determined via a qualification lap and snakesplit.

At the second stage players will be paired into teams of two drivers which will continue throughout the rest of the event as a team.

Stage 1

32 single racers (30 qualifiers + 2 Porsche wildcards)

  • Vehicle: TBA at the event
  • Setup: fixed setup
  • Qualifying: 1 timed lap only
  • 4 groups of 8 drivers each will be split up after qualifying time (snake split)
  • Race: 1 race a 20 min per group
  • Track: TBA at the event
  • From each of the 4 groups, the first 4 drivers continue to round 2
  • 16 drivers will therefore be eliminated from the competition


Stage 2

8 teams (2 drivers each)

  • Vehicle: TBA at the event
  • Setup: fixed setup
  • 8 teams with 2 drivers each (drawing process in front of race 1)
  • Qualifying: Donington Park. One driver, one timed lap only, the qualifier is allowed to race only once in the three main races of this round.
  • 3 races
  • Race 1: 25 min – 1 x points. Track: TBA at the event (starting grid according to qualifying)
  • Race 2: 20 min – 1.5 x points. Track TBA at the event (starting grid inverse grid based on points)
  • Race 3: 15 min – 2 x points. Track: TBA at the event (starting grid inverse grid based on accumulated points) Points system (single points): 35, 32, 30, 28, 26, 25, 24, 23
  • The points from the 3 races are added to a total score for the respective team

Stage 3

All 8 teams from round 2 continue

  • The points from round 2 are carried forward
  • Vehicle: TBA at the event
  • Race: one 60 min race
  • Track: TBA at the event
  • There are three times the points for the final race
  • Setup: fixed setup
  • Fuel: limit max fuel tank capacity, fixed fuel level for the start (same for all drivers), set up in a way that at least one pit stop is necessary
  • Pit stop window for 60 min race: 25 – 35 min with mandatory driver change
  • Points system (single points):: 35, 32, 30, 28, 26, 25, 24, 23
  • The final race will be scored with a factor of 3x the regular points. These points will be added up with the points from round 2 to a final total score for the respective team
  • In case of a tiebreak between multiple teams the team with the best single result from stage & is going to prevail. If it is still a tie the team with the better qualification lap-time from stage 3 will prevail.


Schedule of Events

Main Event at Porsche Factory Leipzig

Stage 1 – Saturday, December 15th

Stage 2&3 – Sunday, December 16th


Stay tuned for more info!