Special Event : Road To Le Mans

Special Event : Road To Le Mans

In order to celebrate this years Le Mans, we are hosting a 12H event at the Le Mans track in iRacing 

50 teams and 25 drivers have already signed up for the event, which will take place the 26th of june 2021. We will be racing with 3 car classes.

  • LMP2 (15 available spots)
  • GTE (25 available spots)
  • GT3 (20 available spots)

In order to find more information or sign up, please click on the following button.

Mikkel Gade, Danish Champion in Digital Motorsport

Mikkel Gade, Danish Champion in Digital Motorsport

On Saturday evening, the Danish Championship in digital motorsport was decided at Østre Gasværk in Copenhagen at the Porsche Esport Carrera Cup Denmark. Due to Covid19 restrictions, only 10 drivers participated on location, while the rest drove from their homes. The national tv channel, TV 2 SPORT, broadcasted the event. 

On Saturday night he took the overall victory after two close races in the tenth round of the series, and he defeated the reigning Danish champion, Lasse Bak, while Martin Christensen finished as number three. The evening’s first race, which was held without spectators in Østre Gasværk, was an extremely close affair between the three favorites. Lasse Bak started in pole position, but Mikkel Gade made an early overtaking and won race 1, so the excitement was completely intact before the last race of the season.

In the decisive race of the season, the two teammates, Lasse Bak and Martin Christensen from Williams E-sport, drove together, which triggered a penalty and a deroute down the field to a 19th place for Lasse Bak. After this, Mikkel Gade’s path to the overall victory was paved, and he managed to stay ahead of his rivals all the way home to the overall victory.

With the victory and the title as Danish champion in Digital Motorsport comes a prize check of 50,000 danish kroner.

“I am just happy. Last year Lasse won, and it’s just cool that this year I stand with the Danish Championship. We always drive close, and we were all shown that we in Denmark have some of the fastest sim racing drivers in the world. It makes me extra proud that I can now call myself Danish champion, ”said Mikkel Gade after the final.

“In sim racing, it’s the talent that shines through, and that’s what makes you win. Not who has the greatest financial backing, as is sometimes the case in real motorsport. I’m just super happy. ”

Mikkel Gade has also this season taken part in the international series, Porsche Esport Supercup, which is considered the toughest series in sim racing.

Lasse Bak won 30,000 Danish kroner in second place, while Martin Christensen got 20,000 kroner for his third place.

The Danish championship in digital motorsport is part of the Danish Automobile Sports Union under DIF.

Germany wins the EDMC – Race of Nations

Germany wins the EDMC – Race of Nations

Solid pace and a great Team efforts secures the win for Germany in the first ever edition of the European Digital Motorsport Cup – Race of Nations.

The Race Started out dramatically with a huge pile up in Eua Rouge. Here after the field got spread out, but this did not prevent a lot of battles through the rows. The race came down to fuel saving, which Team Germany 1 Mastered completely and took the win in front of Team Poland 3 and Team Germany 3.

The drivers in top 3 can now look forward to receive their prize money and a monitor from BenQ.

Watch the race 

First European Digital Motorsport Cup is kicking off!

First European Digital Motorsport Cup is kicking off!

The first European Digital Motorsport Cup (EDMC) is kicking off this March bringing the best of online and offline racers together battling for their national teams.

The European Digital Motorsport Cup (EDMC) is an international collaboration between several national motorsport organisations including the Danish Automobile Sports Federation, Deutscher Motor Sport Bund e.V., Polish Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, Motorsport Ireland and The Swedish Automobile Sports Federation.

The five national motorsport associations have chosen, during a tender process, the Danish promoter Esport Racing to arrange this first edition of the EDMC. This event offers the champions of the respective national digital motorsport championships throughout Europe the opportunity to represent themselves and their countries. The drivers for this event will be nominated exclusively by their national federation.

“The cooperation with governings bodies across country borders has long been a target for ESR, Esport Racing. I am thrilled that ESR with Danish ASN DASU is able to organize the first edition of European Digital Motorsport Cup,” says Thor Qualmann, Managing Director from digital motorsport promotor Esport Racing.

This new collaboration aims to highlight Digital Motorsport as a new and exciting, professionally run genre of our sport with equal opportunities and low barriers to entry. The best Digital Motorsport Drivers and Pro Motorsport Drivers will be on the same virtual starting grid in a ‘Nations Cup’ which will be broadcast live on the international stage.

Each ASN can nominate a maximum of 6 teams of 2 drivers. These teams will compete in a 120-minute race on the iRacing simulation platform, driving the Dallara LMP2 car on 14 March 2021.

The National teams from Denmark, Germany, Poland, Ireland and Sweden will be introduced in more detail in the coming weeks. In addition to the organising nations, Norway and Iceland will also be competing in the inaugural European Digital Motorsport Cup.

Practice, qualifying and race will be aired live on YouTube on 14 March 2021. The race will run from 1:00 PM (CET)

Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark enters into a broadcasting collaboration with TV 2

Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark enters into a broadcasting collaboration with TV 2

The Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark will reach thousands of Danish TV screens in 2021 when it will be broadcasted live on TV 2 featuring coverage by well-known motorsport commentators from the studio.

After a successful launch last autumn, Porsche Denmark and ESR plan to increase this year’s coverage of the official Danish championship in digital motorsport, the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup. The popular virtual motorsport series, where Denmark’s top 40 fastest drivers compete for a total prize pool of 100,000 kroner and the title of The Official Danish Champion, has entered into an ambitious broadcasting collaboration with one of the country’s largest sports channels, TV 2.

 

The agreement means that the six remaining rounds of the Porsche Esport Carrera Cup will be broadcast on TV 2’s sports channels: TV 2 SPORT and TV 2 SPORT X. Well-known Danish motorsport experts will cover the races with live commentary, analysis, and interviews directly from the studio every other Sunday throughout the winter.

“The Porsche Esports Carrera Cup got off to a fantastic start last autumn and has now marked itself as Denmark’s most hyped and challenging championship in digital motorsport. Together with ESR, Porsche has a clear goal of promoting awareness of virtual racing in Denmark. With a broadcasting agreement where TV 2 takes over the TV rights for the rest of the 2021 season, we can deliver even more fantastic entertainment for the many fans, who have until now only been able to follow the series live on Youtube. We have high expectations for the collaboration and look forward to kicking it off this month” says PR & Marketing Manager at Porsche Denmark, Peter Jurland.

“The collaboration with TV 2 and Porsche will lift digital motorsport to a whole new level that has not been seen in Denmark so far. At the same time, I believe that it can help spread awareness for the sport. Those who have a desire for racing can now live out their dream virtually” says Thor Alexander Qualmann, Managing Director at ESR.

Porsche’s involvement in motorsport dates back more than 60 years. With The Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark, where the traditional race cars have been replaced by online simulators, interest in digital motorsport has reached new heights. At the same time, Porsche Denmark – who has also been in collaboration with Hugo Boss to put a team of four young drivers in the championship – has moved into a new and growing audience, which consists of a younger and more tech-oriented target group as well as  traditional motorsport fans. This reason is precisely why TV 2 has chosen to focus on virtual motorsport.

 “2020 was the year when Esport broke through into the consciousness of Danish TV viewers, and especially in the younger target group. Last summer at TV 2, we had success in covering the first digital 24-hour Le Mans ever. Therefore, it is interesting for us to step into an ambitious Danish digital motorsport series which attracts driving talents in both Esports and real racing drivers. The collaboration between Porsche Denmark and ESR shows that there are great aspirations for the series, and TV 2 would like to be a part of that journey. I am convinced that with a joint effort we can raise the interest in digital motorsport further” says channel manager at TV 2, Kristian Hyldgaard.

The first TV 2 broadcast round of The Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark will be the fifth round of the championship, which will take place this Sunday, January 10th, at 12.00 CET on TV2 Sport.

 

Facts about Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark:

The Porsche Esports Carrera Cup is the official Danish digital motorsport championship under the Danish Automobile Sports Union and the Danish Sports Confederation. The championship is a result of the collaboration between Porsche Denmark and ESR, which is the leading promoter of digital motorsport events in Denmark. The championship will be run over 10 divisions. The first of which started on November 8th, 2020 and the final taking place in April 2021. The field of 40 riders has been selected via a qualifying round, which was open to all riders with an iRacing regulated C license. There is a competition for a total prize pool of 100,000 kroner and the title of The Official Danish Champion in Digital Motorsport. All races in 2021 will be broadcast live on TV2 with coverage by well-known Danish motorsport commentators from the studio. The courses will not be announced until the race day.

Find more information about Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark at www.porsche.dk/mere-porsche/Porsche-Esports-Carrera-Cup-Denmark/

 

Remaining race calendar 2021

10.01.2021 5th Round 

24.01.2021 6th Round

07.02.2021 7th Round

21.02.2021 8th Round 

07.03.2021 9th Round 

TBD – April 10. Round / Live Location Event 

Watch the 4th Round of Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark

Watch the 4th Round of Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark

Get ready

We are feeling more ready than ever. On sunday the fourth round of the official Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark will be starting. Click on the youtube link above to check in on our ESR Youtube Page.

Driver of the day – Facebook Competition 

The ESR-Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark Facebook Page will host a competition in which you, as a viewer, can win nice prizes.

  • The competition will be visible through a “Dagens kører” (Driver of the day) post on the page.
  • To take part in the competition, you have to comment which driver you see as the “Driver of the Day”
  • ESR will randomly pick a winner. In order to win the prizes you need to be a EU citizen.

The competition will be open from 8th of november 7:40 pm CET to 10th of november 12:00 CET.

Note the facebook competition is not sponsored, supported, administrated or connected to facebook.

Time Schedule (stream) 

Practice 19:20 7:20pm CET
Qualify 19:30 7:30pm CET
Race 1 19:40 7:40pm CET
Warmup 20:00 8:00pm CET
Race 2 20:10 8:10pm CET