Porsche Coanda Esports Racing team competes in ESL R1 sim racing series for works teams and large esports organisations. Series starts Feb 10-12 with Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland. Finale at Spring Major in Munich May 27-28.
Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team will be competing in the newly founded ESL R1 racing series. The series, run by the Electronic Sports League, is aimed at works teams and large esports organisations and is based on the new simulation platform “Rennsport”. Porsche Coanda will be pitted against BMW M Team BS+Competition, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports, Williams Esports, Team Redline and Apex Racing. The series will start on 10-12 February with the opening round run as part of the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland. It will be followed by six online races and the offline finale at the Spring Major in Munich from 26 to 28 May.
The Porsche Coanda Esports Racing factory squad is the first works team to compete in an esport championship since 2022. The team consists of Mack Bakkum (Netherlands), Joshua Rogers, Dayne Warren (both Australia) and Mitchell deJong (USA). They have gained experience in virtual racing by securing second place at the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans in mid-January and promptly clinched the virtual Le Mans Series title.
The championship consists of twelve teams, eight partner teams and four organisations with one wild card. The 24 best-placed drivers after eight races will progress into the so-called Spring Major Finale held as part of the Rennsport Summit on 27 and 28 May in Munich. The prize money for the 2023 season totals 500,000 euros.
ESL R1 is an innovative sim racing championship that offers the potential to attract even more fans and spectators to digital racing. It is an opportunity for Porsche Coanda Esports Racing to demonstrate their full potential in the championship and take part in the world’s largest esport racing events. The championship will be a great platform to reach new target audiences and give them a better understanding of Porsche Motorsport’s brand values.