Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Race Preview: Circuit of the Americas
March 17th, 2023 by Chris Leone
The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season remains in America for its fourth round of the 2023 season, heading to Circuit of the Americas for its next event. Live streaming of the iRacing series for top esports pros will kick off on Saturday at 19:00 GMT (2PM ET) via Porsche’s channels on YouTube and Twitch, while the All-Star series will directly precede it at 18:00 GMT (1PM ET).
Last Race: After winning a fan vote to be a part of the 2023 campaign, the streets of Long Beach didn’t disappoint with some thrilling action. Simone Maria Marceno kicked off the action by winning the sprint race, but it was 2020 series champion Sebastian Job who would lead from flag to flag after the eight-car inversion for the feature race, scoring his first feature win of the season and climbing into the top five in points.
The consistent Charlie Collins, polesitter Jordan Caruso, and Cooper Webster put the most pressure on Job late in the race, and would finish second through fourth in that order. Collins’ pair of top-five finishes on the day, alongside a feature crash for incoming points leader and defending series champion Diogo Pinto, would return Collins to the points lead coming into COTA, where he’ll enter with three points in hand on second place Caruso.
Last Season: Like its American counterpart in Long Beach, Circuit of the Americas hasn’t been a part of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup yet. It becomes the seventh US-based track to be a part of the series since its 2019 inception, joining Barber, Mid-Ohio, Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca, Road Atlanta, and Long Beach. After a year off from American tracks completely last season, COTA is the second of a series-high three in the US for 2023.
Track Facts: Built to attract Grand Prix racing back to the United States, Austin, Texas-based Circuit of the Americas has become one of the most prestigious racing facilities in the world. The 3.426-mile, 20-turn circuit has hosted the United States Grand Prix since 2012 (save for 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions), as well as a diverse slate of other racing and non-racing events.
Next Up: Following Circuit of the Americas, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup returns to Europe with another visit to the Red Bull Ring, where Collins and Job split the sprint and feature races last season. Coverage will kick off on Saturday, April 1 at 18:00 GMT (2PM ET) with the All-Star action, before the pros do battle at 19:00 GMT (3PM ET).
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