March 21st, 2022 by Chris Leone
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Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup veteran Alejandro Sanchez became the fourth different winner in four rounds to start the 2022 season on Saturday, taking the checkered flag in the series’ return to Silverstone Circuit after a battle with Charlie Collins that extended through the entire 14-lap feature. Behind them, Zac Campbell built on the momentum of his first career series victory at Interlagos two weeks ago with a third place finish.
Red Bull Racing Esports driver and 2020 series champion Sebastian Job dominated the sprint race to kick things off for the second event in a row, leading every lap of the preliminary race as he did in Interlagos to secure 25 points, but taking the bump back to eighth on the feature grid as a result. Nonetheless, Job would retain sixth place in the main event, giving him a series-high 66 points on the day as five different drivers cracked the cumulative 60-point total. Fellow series veteran Maximilian Benecke and incoming points leader Diogo Pinto would complete the sprint podium, parlaying those results into top-six feature finishes of their own.
In the main event, Sanchez would hang onto the top spot for the first two laps before Collins made a pass for the lead, but Sanchez would continue to stalk the top spot for the following six laps before making the decisive move back into the top spot on Lap 9. The 1-2 finish enabled both drivers to climb into the top 10 in series points, while Pinto extended his championship lead over Campbell by three points despite finishing behind the American in the feature thanks to his heat results.
In the All-Star action, Jaroslav “Jardier” Honzik and eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series veteran Casey Kirwan split the two Silverstone races as the series switched to the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport for the first time in 2022. Through four events, Tyson “Quirkitized” Meier has the championship lead with 146 points, 27 more than defending series champion Emily “Emree” Jones and 31 more than Borja Zazo.
Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature results from Silverstone Circuit were as follows:
|4||6||44||Diogo C. Pinto||14||-1.645||0||2:01.883||63|
|8||9||98||Kevin Ellis Jr||14||-4.116||0||2:01.642||38|
|28||25||43||Brian Lockwood||8||-6 L||0||2:02.499||0|
|29||21||10||Jack Sedgwick||3||-11 L||0||2:04.418||0|
|30||23||12||Jordan Caruso||1||-13 L||0||0|
|31||22||79||Oskar Biksrud||1||-13 L||0||0|
|32||18||7||Jeff Giassi||1||-13 L||0||3|
|33||10||70||Gianni Vecchio||1||-13 L||0||11|
Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup points after four rounds are as follows:
- Diogo Pinto, 218
- Zac Campbell, 198
- Kevin Ellis Jr., 168
- Jamie Fluke, 168
- Sebastian Job, 167
- Jeremy Bouteloup, 161
- Ayhancan Guven, 148
- Maximilian Benecke, 142
- Alejandro Sanchez, 133
- Charlie Collins, 130
The 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season continues on Saturday at the Red Bull Ring, which will make its series debut as the halfway point on the calendar. As always, the action kicks off at 1:30PM ET with All-Star competition, before the Supercup goes green at 3PM ET, and all the action streams live at twitch.tv/iracing. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.