iRacing’s premier road racing World Championship makes its long-awaited return this Saturday, as the new-look Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup kicks off its 2020 season at Circuit Park Zandvoort. The 10-race championship welcomes a new naming partner in TAG Heuer, sees its prize pool doubled to $200,000, and includes an all-new support series, the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge, that will feature Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars competing in Super Sessions on the same tracks and dates as their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup counterparts.

Even the schedule has changed dramatically. The series’ debut season featured a heavy North American tilt, with six American or Canadian courses on the calendar, but the 2020 campaign goes global in a big way with visits to eight different countries. Zandvoort is joined by Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Donington Park Racing Circuit, and Circuit de la Sarthe for four new tracks in the first four events of the year, while the fifth round at the Nurburgring switches from the Grand Prix layout to the Gesamtstrecke, which combined the GP course with the infamous Nordschleife. It’s not until Round 6 at Silverstone that drivers will see a circuit that was on last year’s schedule, and only the final two rounds at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza join it as returning venues.

What hasn’t changed is the drivers at the front of the pack, led by defending series champion Josh Rogers and runner-up Max Benecke. Joined by fellow 2019 front-runners like Sebastian Job, Mitchell deJong, and Graham Carroll, they’ll have to face 20 fresh faces that made their way in through this year’s qualifying series, including champion Jeff Giassi, iRacing Rallycross race winner Yohann Harth, and even Formula 1 superstar Max Verstappen, who will look to add a virtual title to his ever-expanding real-world trophy case.

The 2020 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup driver roster is as follows:

No.

Name

Qualifying Status

2 Jeremy Bouteloup Top 20 in 2019 points
3 Sindre Setsaas Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
4 Marin S Colak Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
5 Martin Krönke Top 20 in 2019 points
7 Jeff Giassi Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
10 Jack Sedgwick Top 20 in 2019 points
11 Maximilian Benecke Top 20 in 2019 points
12 Marcus Jensen Top 20 in 2019 points
14 Marc Perez Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
16 Mack Bakkum Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
18 Antoine Higelin Top 20 in 2019 points
21 Graham Carroll Top 20 in 2019 points
22 Sebastian Job Top 20 in 2019 points
23 Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
24 Mitchell deJong Top 20 in 2019 points
27 Patrik Holzmann Top 20 in 2019 points
28 Alexander Thiebe Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
29 Carl E Jansson Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
31 David Williams Top 20 in 2019 points
33 Ricardo Castro Ledo Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
36 Joshua W Anderson Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
42 Matti Kaidesoja Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
43 Brian Lockwood Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
47 Alejandro Sánchez Top 20 in 2019 points
49 Jamie Fluke Top 20 in 2019 points
57 Dayne Warren Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
58 Tommy Ostgaard Top 20 in 2019 points
66 Greger Huttu Top 20 in 2019 points
69 Max Verstappen Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
70 Gianni Vecchio Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
71 Jonas Wallmeier Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
77 Valtteri Alander Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
83 Bobby Zalenski Top 20 in 2019 points
90 Yohann Harth Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
92 Joshua K Rogers 2019 Porsche Esports Supercup Champion
94 Jarrad Filsell Top 20 in 2019 points
98 Kevin Ellis Jr Top 20 in 2019 points
107 Tuomas Tähtelä Top 20 in 2019 points
110 Christopher Dambietz Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points
211 ThibauIt Cazaubon Top 20 in 2020 qualifying series points

 

The 2020 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season kicks off on Saturday, May 2 at Circuit Park Zandvoort. Races will stream at 14:00 GMT (10AM ET) on the iRacing eSports Network on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

Photo credit: Oleg Sadovnikov

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