Action, drama and flying cars. The second round of the official Danish Championship, Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark had it all. Check out the one-minut highlight video from the Race.
New challengers came to the top of the championship position after an exciting round at Imola, where Lasse Bak maintained the lead, while especially Bastian Buus impressed with ice-cold driving.
Wild matches were pre-judged in the second Round of the Porsche Esport Carrera Cup Denmark. The season’s second round of the Danish championship in digital motorsport was in fact reserved for the Italian Track, Imola, which according to TV 2’s motorsport commentator Jens Winther is a course that separates the amateurs from the experts.
“Imola is from the fifties, where race tracks were still built with incredibly long long sides and good height differences. This means that the car in some places becomes very easy and challenging to steer, which gives some terrific races, “
In the live studio at TV 2 SPORT, the Host, Ulrik Jönsson, had invited the newly crowned champion of the American sports car championship, Mikkel Jensen.
“Imola is a bold but also very demanding course. You have to work completely differently with the car when it gets light over the hills. At the same time, you have to hit the curve just right, and preferably quite violently, to reach the fast lap times. It is an oldschool race track where you have to know your stuff to win, ”
After another extremely close qualification, where the first 19 cars were within just one second of each other’s lap times, it was Lasse Bak (FYRA SimSport), who for the second division in a row took pole position for the first race – this time followed by teammate Mikkel Gade and Anton Güllich (Odense Gokart Hall). However, Güllich already lost his position to Martin Christensen during the start of the race, and thus three teammates from FYRA SimSport were temporarily able to close out the top three places. However, they drove like each other’s worst rivals, and in the fifth lap it was bumper to bumper down the extremely fast long side of Imola – incidentally with an Anton Güllich in the heels of a fourth place. The four-leaf clover distanced itself from the rest of the field, but soon another FYRA SimSport driver, Kevin Nielsen, fought his way to the group. In the end, it was Lasse Bak, who for the second time this season could call himself a race winner, followed by Mikkel Gade and Martin Christensen, while Anton Güllich managed to defend his fourth place against Kevin Nielsen in fifth place.
With the 12 best placed cars from the first heat placed in reverse order to the second heat, it was the teammates Asger Radsted and Mathias H. Jensen (VG Racing Apex Academy) who had to start P1 and P2 respectively with Frederik Kjeldgaard Jørgensen (Porsche Danmark Esport Racing ) and Casper Lund (P1 Esport) in the second row. Bastian Buus (Porsche Denmark Esport Racing) got off to a good start and put together with teammate Kjeldgaard an attack attempt on the VG Racing cars, but without success. While Kjeldgaard later smoked off the field and lost places, Buus continued the fight in third place, followed by a series of exciting and nerve-wracking laps, where Buus first took second place from Martin H. Jensen – and in the last laps conquered the lead from Asger Radsted in an impressive and icy overtaking in the Tamburello harassment. This triggered the season’s first victory for Bastian, while Asger Radsted and Mathias H. Jensen followed in second and third place with FYRA SimSport drivers Kevin Nielsen and Mikkel Gade in fourth and fifth place.
Lasse Bak still in the lead
The outcome of the second Round meant a change in the top of the championship position, where Lasse Bak still has the lead, while Casper Lund (P1 Esport) drops several positions and has to hand over second place to Mikkel Gade. Martin Christensen also had a bad day at Imola and has to give up his third place to Bastian Buus, while Christensen himself moves down to a continued fourth place. The next section of the Porsche Esport Carrera Cup Denmark will take place on the virtual version of the Belgian Spa-Francorchamps on Wednesday 22nd of December and will be broadcasted live on TV 2 SPORT from 5.30 pm.
The first round of the official Danish Championship, Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark was surely a blast. Check out the highlights in this one-minute video from the race.
We are happy to announce the ESR – 911 Trophy. The Championship is open for any iRacer with an iRating above 1100. Nice prizes will be up for the grab.
More than 40 drivers have already signed up for the championship. The format will be more or less identical to the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark (PECCDK) and all races will be running the following week of PECCDK race days.
All communications will be in danish, there for we do recommend to team up with a danish team mate in order to understand the terms and condition of participation.
Click on the button beneath to read more about the championship.
Who is Denmark’s fastest racing driver in the virtual world? The fastest esports drivers in Denmark will once again compete for the prestigious title and a prize money of 100,000 DKK in the new season of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark.
After a successful debut season, Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark is ready for a new season, in which the fastest esports driver must be found. The official Danish championship in digital motorsport will in 2021/2022 be decided over eight sections on the world’s best virtual racetracks.
– Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark made a fantastic debut last year and developed through the season into a popular and exciting TV-broadcast championship, which ended with a magnificent live event. Motorsport has always been an important part of Porsche’s DNA, and by moving forward in virtual motorsport, we are taking part in the rapid technological development that permeates not just racing, but mobility as a whole. At the same time, with Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark, we have had the opportunity to interact with a young and incredibly dedicated tech-oriented target group, says Ann-Sophie Dam, PR and Marketing Manager at Porsche Denmark.
Like the international Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark will be held on the iRacing platform, and the championship will take place in collaboration with the esport agency ESR. For the second season in a row, there is a fight for a total prize pool of 100,000 DKK and as something new, it will now be mandatory to line up as a Team. The drivers must be 13 years of age and have an iRacing C license as well as an iRating of at least 3,500. Each Team must also be managed by a team leader.
– Motorsport is a team sport where the whole team around the driver contributes to the result. It seems that all levels of motorsport, from karting to Formula 1, and the same is true in virtual motorsport, where good coaching and effective analysis help to create the best results. Therefore, we now developed the championship with more focus on the team and make it mandatory to participate as a team. With this, we raise the level and at the same time improve opportunities to associate sponsors, both for the teams and for the individual drivers, says Managing Director at ESR, Thor Alexander Qualmann.
The second season of Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark will bring together a field of 12 teams and 24 drivers, who will compete for the championship trophies over eight divisions for races. All sections are broadcast on TV 2 SPORT with live studio and commentary, while the final ones are held as a live event with spectators. There is a fight for a drivers’ championship, a team championship and a U18 championship for drivers under 18 years of age. All courses will be announced before the start of the season in November.
Which teams will line up will be decided by an open pre-qualification, which will be held on 17th and 18th October. More information about registering for pre-qualification and participation in the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark can be found on the series’ official website, peccdk.dk. The registration is open for Danish citizens only.
Facts about Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark
Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark is the official Danish championship in digital motorsport under the Danish Automobile Sports Union and the Danish Sports Confederation. Participating in the championship are drivers from both real and virtual motorsport and all current broadcasters live on TV 2 SPORT with live studio and comments. In the 2021/2022 season, the field counts 12 teams and 24 drivers who qualify via an open pre-qualification.
Participation in the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup requires an iRacing C license as well as an iRating of at least 3,500, and each team must also be managed by a team leader. There is a fight for a drivers’ championship, a team championship and a U18 championship for drivers under the age of 18, and there is a competition for a total prize pool of 100,000 DKK
The Team behind ESR is currently working hard on the coming autumn and winter seasons. We are happy to announce new activities as well as continue our cooperation with Porsche.
Stay tuned for the news here at the website or on our facebook page.
Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark
Official Danish Championship. For ambitious teams and drivers. All races will be live on TV2 Sport.
Division championship for all drivers with interest. The will be the substitude for the previous “GT3 Trophy”
This will be our training academy for all drivers with interest. As participant you will receive a lot of knowlegde of how to become faster in iRacing. The sessions will be two hours a week, for four weeks straight. A professional trainer will be available for all sessions.
Our Casual Race Series will continue. We will be racing GT3 cars with fixed setup. All drivers are welcome.