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Close battles and controversy in round 8 of the Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup

Photo credit: iRacing.com

 

The Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup went to the green hell, Nürburgring Nordschleife for the series. Sebastian Job from Red Bull Esport has been the man to beat so far and around the bumpy 21 kilometres, he had the opportunity to extend his championship lead.

His teammate Patrik Holzmann started from pole position in the sprint race and managed to defend his position going into turn one. Kevin Ellis Jr. was right behind him and putting on the pressure on a track which is very unforgiving. At the end of lap one, Maximillian Benecke and Joshua Rogers went side by side on the long back straight, but Benecke lost control of his car going into the final couple of corners, went over the grass and collided with Rogers and ended the race for both of them.
In the last round at Spa Francorchamps, the two of them also collided which is adding a bit to the rivalry between the two. 

Not much happened after that, and Patrik Holzmann held on to win the sprint race ahead of Kevin Ellis Jr. and Mitchell DeJong. 

Feature race
Starting grid for the feature race was as the sprint race finished so Patrik Holzmann lined up in pole position once again with Kevin Ellis Jr. and Mitchell DeJong, with championship leader Sebastian Job in 4th. 

Ellis Jr. made a great start to take the lead and Job went up to third place, just behind his German teammate. On lap two of four, Holzmann and Job overtook Ellis Jr. on the back straight to make it a Red Bull Esport 1-2, with Mack Bakkum slowly but steadily catching up to the front trio.
On the curvy straight before the first carousel, Sebastian Job took some bravery pills as Martin Haven in the commentary box said and overtook Patrik Holzmann around the outside to take the race lead with one and a half lap to go.

That move proved to be the one that secured Sebastian Job his sixth race win of the  Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup 2020 and extended his championship lead to 45 points ahead of Joshua Rogers who struggled to recover after the collision with Benecke in the sprint race.

Next round of the Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup takes place on the 26th of September at Le Mans and make sure to add that race to your calendar here on GSRH.gg, so you don’t miss a surely intense round at Circuit de la Sarthe.

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