March 18th, 2022 by Chris Leone
The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup continues its 2022 season with its return to the Silverstone Circuit for the fourth round of the season and first of a pair of back-to-back events. As always, the broadcast can be seen on Saturday at 2PM ET at twitch.tv/iracing.
Last Race: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, better known as Interlagos, won a fan vote to host the third round of the 2022 season—and the fans were rewarded with what should hold up as one of the best rounds of the season. With closely matched drivers hanging together in multi-car trains throughout the sprint and feature races, 2020 series champion Sebastian Job would lead every lap of the sprint race, while American driver Zac Campbell would stalk former teammate and defending Interlagos winner Kevin Ellis Jr. for the feature win before making the decisive move to steal the victory on the final lap. It was the first win of Campbell’s PESC career.
Last Season: It was a battle of past series champions in last year’s Silverstone round, with then-defending title winner Job hanging on to defeat inaugural series champion Joshua Rogers in the feature race. It was Job’s second win of the season, making him the first repeat winner of the year, and enabled him to claw back to third in the championship standings. It also came despite contact with Tommy Ostgaard in the early stages of the race, forcing Job to work his way around both Rogers and Mack Bakkum to take over the top spot for good.
Track Facts: Opened in 1948, Silverstone is one of the most iconic motor racing circuits in not only England, but the entire world. It hosted the first-ever World Driver’s Championship event in 1950, and continues to host the British Grand Prix to this day. The track has undergone multiple reconfigurations over the years, and iRacing has scanned the track twice to reflect circuit changes and improvements. The current Grand Prix circuit, which debuted in 2011 with a relocated start-finish line, measures 3.661 miles and has 18 corners.
Next Race: Following Silverstone, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup heads to the Red Bull Ring next Saturday to wrap up the first half of the season. The popular Austrian circuit will be making its first appearance on the series calendar after making its iRacing debut last summer.
For more information on the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season, visit www.iracing.com/pesc. To follow along with live timing on race day, click here. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.