With current events resulting in the postponement and cancelation of sporting events worldwide, Porsche leveraged its winning creativity to keep race fans entertained and engaged from home. From April to May, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition took up the torch for the most exciting event in motorsports, offering race fans something to tide them over until real races can get back underway.
“Virtual motor racing, or so-called ‘sim racing,’ is becoming more and more popular, on a professional level as well This is underlined by the great success of Porsche’s general esports activities,” said Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Project Manager Oliver Schwab. “Until the postponed start of our real season, we’ve created a tremendous platform with the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition for our teams and drivers.”
Some 30 drivers representing 18 countries took part in the festivities, but two drivers have proven to be quite dominant in all things virtual. Ayhancan Güven of martinet by Alméras and Larry ten Voorde of Team GP Elite battled back and forth, trading wins at both the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and Silverstone Circuit events. If they weren’t already professionals on the track, they both might have a real future in esports.
With BWT Lechner Racing’s Dylan Pereira claiming victory in Race 5 and Güven taking Race 6 at Spa-Francorchamps on April 25, the young Turkish dynamo sat only two points atop the leaderboards heading into the final two races at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on May 16. However, ten Voorde won both races to take the championship crown from behind.
Until the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup gets underway in the real world, you can enjoy the nearly real action of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition on YouTube. And if you’re looking to translate the excitement of Porsche into your daily drive, look no further than Gossett Porsche.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzxeiwfP9F8 (Races 1 + 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODNiYclFALI (Races 3 + 4)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2fk9RQzbzk (Races 5 + 6)