Porsche Denmark partners with ESR
30 drivers will fight for the DM title in 2023
For the third season in a row, Porsche Denmark is behind the official Danish championship of digital motorsport, Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark. As many as 30 drivers will fight for the championship title, which starts in January.
For the past two years, Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark has offered top-level racing. The official Danish championship of digital motorsport, organized by ESR and Porsche Denmark, has set the stage for the best Danish esports drivers and at the same time provided entertainment to a growing crowd of fans.
Now the third round of the hard-fought championship is ready for the green flag, and this time a total of 30 drivers divided into 15 teams will compete for a total prize pool of DKK 80,000. Who gets the opportunity to participate in the 2023 edition of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark will be decided by a large-scale pre-qualification, which will be held in the between the 9th and 12th of December.
For those drivers who do not get through the eye of the needle, there will be a new opportunity to compete in the Talent Cup. This new championship will act as an incubator for fast young talents who dream of fighting in the Carrera Cup. In addition to the new talent series, the 2023 season also sees the debut of the 911 Trophy, where all esports drivers can sign up, regardless of their level.
The new season of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark also offers even better opportunities for the many fans, as all divisions of both the Carrera Cup as well as the Talent Cup and 911 Trophy are streamed by ESR directly on YouTube. The first division of the Porsche Esports Carrera Cup Denmark takes place on the 12th of January and then every other Thursday until the final on the 23rd of March – while the Talent Cup and 911 Trophy take place the following Tuesdays.
– At Porsche Denmark, we prioritize being active in motorsport, because it underpins the core of our brand’s history. Through esports, we have the opportunity to reach a younger and more tech-oriented audience, which matches reality in a world where our products are becoming more and more digital. Together with ESR, we have succeeded in developing a serious and attractive championship, which attracts the best Danish esports drivers and has created a strong fan base. The fact that the reigning champion, Mikkel Gade, has embarked on a Formula 4 career in the USA this year is proof of the talents we are dealing with. We are looking forward to another season with lots of entertaining races, where the Talent Cup and 911 Trophy give even more drivers the opportunity to try their hand at digital motorsport, says Katrine Bleeg, head of PR and marketing at Porsche Denmark.
– We are very happy to be able to continue the collaboration with Porsche Denmark. This means that we can keep the professional execution at the highest level and at the same time ensure good exposure for both teams and drivers. In recent years, digital motorsport has experienced enormous growth, and the professional commitment among teams and drivers must be said to have reached new heights. That’s why it will be exciting to see which drivers and teams are ready on the grid when the new season starts, says Promoter, Thor Alexander Qualmann.
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. Drivers from both real and virtual motorsport participate in the championship, and all races are commentated and streamed live by ESR on YouTube. For the 2023 season, the field consists of 15 teams and 30 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 be managed by a team manager. There is a driver’s championship, a team’s championship and an under 18 championship, and there is a total prize pool of DKK 80,000. The 2023 season also offers two new support series, Talent Cup as well as the 911 Trophy.
|Round 1||12/1/2023||Circuit de Barcelona||PECCDK|
|Round 1||17/1/2023||Circuit de Barcelona||PECCDK Talent Cup, 911 Trophy|
|Round 2||26/1/2023||Daytona Speedway||PECCDK|
|Round 2||31/1/2023||Daytona Speedway||PECCDK Talent Cup, 911 Trophy|
|Round 3||9/2/2023||Fuji Speedway||PECCDK|
|Round 3||14/2/2023||Fuji Speedway||PECCDK Talent Cup, 911 Trophy|
|Round 4||23/2/2023||Road America||PECDDK|
|Round 4||28/2/2023||Road America||PECCDK Talent Cup, 911 Trophy|
|Round 5||9/3/2023||Silverstone GP||PECCDK|
|Round 5||14/3/2023||Silverstone GP||PECCDK Talent Cup, 911 Trophy|
|Round 6||28/3/2023||Hockenheimring||PECCDK Talent Cup, 911 Trophy|