February 4th, 2021 by Chris Leone
Three races into the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season, Joshua Rogers is in control of the championship. The question now is, does anybody have what it takes to wrestle it away from him?
Saturday’s visit to Silverstone Circuit will go a long way towards finding out the answer. A mainstay of the series schedule since its inception in 2019, it’ll become the first track to host the series three times in its history when the world’s 40 best Road iRacers take the green flag over the weekend. The iconic British circuit proved to be a starmaker last year, as Alejandro Sanchez, 2020’s breakout new frontrunner, took his first career checkered flag in the series in the previous visit.
While Rogers’ first two races at Silverstone have been a mixed bag—he followed up a third place in his 2019 championship season with 17th last year—defending series champion Sebastian Job enters the weekend as one of only two drivers (along with Max Benecke) to podium at the track in its first two races. Job won the 2019 event and finished third last year, and he’ll be counting on a similar performance to return to championship contention after falling 89 points behind Rogers after a finish to forget last weekend at Imola.
Rogers’ 198 points have him 37 clear of Mitchell deJong in second, and a further 16 ahead of Dayne Warren in third. Benecke and Interlagos winner Kevin Ellis Jr. complete the top five, with Sanchez, Job, promising rookies Zac Campbell and Charlie Collins, and Sindre Setsaas filling out the current top 10.
As always, Saturday’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup race will be preceded by an All-Star Race featuring major influencers and real-world drivers. This week’s guest driver will be real-world Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race winner Larry Ten Voorde. The All-Star Race action kicks off at 1PM ET, with the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup immediately following at 2PM ET.
Saturday’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup race from Silverstone Circuit can be seen on Porsche and iRacing social media channels. The series takes a break next weekend before returning on February 20 at Road Atlanta, where Rogers won last year. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.