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Fantastic Final

Fantastic Final

The Final Round of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark was held as a live event on the Gamebox Festival in Herning.

14 Finalist were driving live on stage with national TV broadcast and a live audience counting roughly 1000 people. The Danish TV celebrity, Felix Smith, was host at the event venue, with the company of Race Driver, Jan Magnussen.

The two final races had some of the best fights so far in the season. The fight stood between the two championship contenders, Mikkel Gade (FYRA SimSport) Lasse Bak (Team Flexleasing.nu) and Kevin Nielsen (FYRA SimSport)

Check out the final standings in Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark via this link

Porsche x ESR

During the three days Gamebox Festival, ESR and Porsche was having time attack competitions as well as on PRO / AM Race. The PRO drivers counted drivers from the Danish Championship, the AM drivers was invited streamers, tv celebritires and influencers. The race caught great attention, with a big audience around the booth during the entertaining race.

In the ESR Time Attack competition, more than 500 people participated during the three days.

The two fastest drivers from the ESR Time Attack were brought to the live show , in order to compete in a 2-lap time qualify against each other, during the warm up between the two races. The winner won a passenger hot-lap in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer, number two won a Gaming Monitor sponsored by Shark Gaming.

PECCDK Finals

PECCDK Finals

The final round of the Official Danish Championship in Digital Motorsport, the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark, will be held in connection with the Gamebox Festival on 23 April.

The festival takes place in MCH Messecenter Herning, where it will be possible for the first time to watch the digital race as a spectator. TV Host Felix Smith will, together with Race Driver Jan Magnussen, entertain the audience, while the commentators from TV 2 SPORT comment on the two races live.

“We are excited to be part of Denmark’s largest gaming festival and look forward to involving spectators in the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark for the first time. In addition to the final, you can find Porsche Denmark and ESR – Esport Racing at the festival all weekend, where you have the opportunity to try your hand at a simulator, win great prizes and hang out with us in the Porsche lounge” Says Ann-Sophie Dam, Porsche Denmark

Find tickets for Gamebox Festival here or watch TV 2 SPORT or TV 2 PLAY, when Ulrik Jönsson, Jens Winther and Mikkel Jensen broadcast live from the finals.

PORSCHE TIME ATTACK

Are you the fastest man behind the wheel of a virtual Porsche Cayman GT4? If you can step on the accelerator and at the same time keep the car on the track, you have the chance to win the coolest prizes at Porsche Denmark’s stand at Gamebox in Herning.

Everyone who participates on Friday and Saturday is vying to end up in a head-to-head time trial competition. This competition takes place on stage during Saturday’s final in the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark.

PRICES

  • Winner of time attack head-to-head: High Speed ​​Passenger Tour in Porsche Race Car
  • Number two in time attack head-to-head: 34 ”Shark Gaming Monitor
  • Winner of Sunday’s Time Attack: Steelseries Arctic Gaming Headset
  • Sparco Hyper Gaming Gloves

PRIZES SPONSORED BY
Porsche Denmark, Shark Gaming, Steelseries, Sparco

RACE OF HERNING

RACE OF HERNING
On Saturday 23 April at 12:00, Porsche Denmark and ESR will hold a show race at the Porsche stand in hall M for Gamebox Festival 2022. During the race, race drivers, streamers and other well-known Danes will compete.

The competition is only for invited participants, who form a total of six teams after the draw. The teams consist of AM riders and PRO riders. The AM drivers are participants who are not familiar with sim racing or motorsport in general. AM can, for example, consist of celebrities or streamers, where PRO drivers will typically consist of skilled sim racers and race drivers.

The teams receive 45 minutes of training, after which qualification is run for 10 minutes followed by a race of 20 minutes. Here, the team must change runs midway through the race. The competition takes place in the game iRacing on the track Hockenheim National, and the car model will be a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 with Fixed Setup.

PECCDK : Strategic fights at Daytona

PECCDK : Strategic fights at Daytona

The expectations for a dramatic race were met to a very high level, when the fourth section of the Porsche Esport Carrera Cup Denmark was held at Daytona International Speedway.

Be fast – and smart

Daytona International Speedway laid virtual asphalt for the fourth division of the 2021/2022 season of the Porsche Esport Carrera Cup Denmark. And the expectations for a wild race were so absolutely met – but without moving around to the top of the championship position. 

 

“The special thing about Daytona is that three quarters of the course is an oval course with full throttle, which provides extreme opportunities for slipstreaming – that is, utilizing the hole in the air to catch up with your competitors. It can be a disadvantage to be at the forefront, which means your tactics need to be different than usual. It’s actually more about being smart than being fast, ”said racing driver Mikkel Jensen, who together with motorsport commentator Jens Winther formed the expert team in the live studio at TV 2 SPORT. Shortly before the race the Daytona track was given a number of updates through the iRacing platform.

 

 “It simply came to our notice then. The updates are due to the fact that the physical Daytona track has just been updated as a prelude to the 24-hour race later this month. Such changes at the last minute only add up to even more excitement, and perhaps some of the drivers we do not normally see at the top can suddenly make an impact, ” said Mikkel Jensen. And he was right.

 

Race 1

After an exciting qualification, where the three fastest in the championship position failed to place in the front – Mikkel Gade (FYRA SimSport) could just squeeze into a fourth place, while the championship leader Lasse Bak (Team Flexlease.nu by FYRA) had to settle for a 14th place and Martin Christensen (Team Flexlease.nu by FYRA) an eighth place – it was instead Lucas Daugaard (VG Racing Apex Academy) and Marcus Jensen (P1 Esport) who secured the front row for the first race at Daytona. Daugaard had a challenging start. Mikkel Gade took second place even before the first turn. Already in the second round of the race, drama arose when Malte Ebdrup (P1 Esport) spun around and created a traffic jam with a number of crashes as a result. 

While especially Marcus Jensen, Lasse Daugaard and Mikkel Gade fought hard for the lead, they generally went for it further down the field. Bastian Buus (Porsche Denmark Esport), for example, was flying and had moved up from a 13th place to a second place in the second half of the race, when he had to collect a penalty for hitting a competitor. In the meantime, both Lasse Bak and Martin Christensen had reached the very top of the field, and Bak was briefly leading on the last lap, but a cunning Lasse Daugaard still managed to slipstream to an incredibly close victory. Thus, Daugaard won the race with just 0.004 seconds ahead of Lasse Bak, while Martin Christensen, who secured the fastest lap time of the race, finished in third place – only 0.013 seconds behind the winner.

Race 2

As the top 10 places on the starting grid in the department’s second race are traditionally lined up in reverse order based on the first race result, it was teammates Louie Stockfleth and Michael Pedersen (Global Car Leasing) and Rasmus Busk (Odense Gokart Hal), who had to start P1, P2 and P3. Already in the first turn there was a change of positions, when Kevin Nielsen (FYRA SimSport) snatched the lead, Mikkel Gade was also flying and took second place on the way into the second round – and secured the lead in the third. Martin Christensen, however, had to walk through the pit as a penalty for hitting a competitor.

Things went better for teammate Lasse Bak, who in the ninth lap had achieved having exchanged his ninth place on the starting grid for a lead in the race. It was again incredibly close – only 0.6 seconds between the first five cars in the 10th lap – and some drivers also escaped the boxing matches without penalty. Thus, an otherwise lightning-fast Bastian Buus again had to take a trip through the pitlane, while teammate Frederik Kjeldgaard had to back two positions as penalty for a collision.

The end of the race even ended up being an incredibly intense affair. Lasse Bak was again leading at the end of the bus stop chicane, but still ended up completely off the podium when he was overtaken by Kevin Nielsen, Mikkel Gade and Lucas Daugaard, who slipped to a victory, a second and a third place respectively. Nielsen and Gade, by the way, in a crushing close fight with less than one thousandth of a second gap over the finish line!

Christensen loses ground

While the fourth Round of the Porsche Esport Carrera Cup Denmark offered a surprise in the form of Lucas Daugaard, who after tonight’s strong results rose from a 15th to a 10th place in the championship position, there were no replacements at the top of the field. Midway through the championship, Lasse Bak is still leading, while last year’s Danish champion, Mikkel Gade, holds second place – albeit with a shorter distance than before. Martin Christensen, on the other hand, had a disastrous second race, which caused him to lose ground. Christensen retains his third place, but Casper Lund and Kevin Nielsen in fourth and fifth place are now starting to get close. The next section of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark will take place on the virtual version of American Road Atlanta on Tuesday 1 February and will be broadcast on TV 2 SPORT from 20.30.

 

Original Text: Nikolaj Karlshøj
Translation : ESR
Photo: Esport Racing
Video: Field Production