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iRacing And Porsche Present eSports Tournament With Cash Prizes

iRacing And Porsche Present eSports Tournament With Cash Prizes

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iRacing And Porsche Present New eSports Tournament With Cash Prizes

From today, November 30, 2018, and through December 9, 2018, Porsche AG and the iRacing online racing platform have partnered up to create an eSports tournament in which you can win a trip to the Porsche Factory in Leipzig Germany and compete for various cash prizes totaling €30,000.

Professional eSports teams, SimRacers, and motorsport representatives will meet Porsche and the community to take SimRacing to the next level. Also, non-competing sim racing enthusiasts are welcome to visit the Porsche Sim Racing summit in Leipzig on Sunday 16 December 2018 from 10:00 until 16:30 CET. You will have to register your visit and can do so for free at the Porsche registration page.



In a two-part qualify, interested Sim Racers can qualify utilizing iRacing’s Time Attack competitions. The first qualify competition will start on November 30, 2018, and run through December 3, 2018, at 23:59 GMT, while the second Time Attack qualifier is scheduled for December 5 through December 9 at  23:59 GMT.

The top 15 qualifiers from each Time Attack will be invited to compete live, at the Porsche Factory in Leipzig, Germany on December 15 and 16.


iRacing and Porsche have set up a rulebook with the regulations for the competition with three rounds of action-packed races. The 15 qualify finalist will not only be able to race the virtual cars but will also have the opportunity to experience Porsche cars on the track at the private Porsche race circuit at the Leipzig Factory.

  • 1st place: 15,000 € (7,500 € each)
  • 2nd place: 10,000 € (5,000 € each)
  • 3rd place: 5,000 € (2,500 € each)

You can find the complete rulebook and more info here.

How to Qualify:

To qualify online, log into your iRacing member accounts and select “Beta UI” at the top of the screen. Then choose Time Attacks and select the corresponding Time Attack competition. iRacing will automatically keep track of your time and the top 15 from each Time Attack week will earn invitations to the live event in Leipzig, Germany on December 15 and 16. Only the times from iRacing members who meet the qualifications for the contest will be considered for the prize(s).

Qualifying Time Attack Competitions:

  • Porsche SimRacing Summit Laguna Seca
  • Porsche SimRacing Summit Brands Hatch

Vehicle: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

  •  Setup: fixed setup
  • Tracks: Laguna Seca & Brands Hatch
  • Mode: Time Attack
  • Top 15 qualifiers from each track (30 drivers in total) will be invited to the final event. If drivers qualify on both tracks, the worse score is canceled and the drivers placed behind move one position at a time
  • 2 wild card entry slots will be provided for the competition
  • Qualified drivers will receive a confirmation within 72 hours after the end of the online qualification. Every qualified driver needs to confirm or decline his participation in Leipzig within another 72 hours after they received their confirmation.

Summit in Leipzig:

Porsche Leipzig Factory

The Porsche Sim Racing Summit will be split into 3 stages. For the first stage, the players will be split into 4 race groups which will be determined via a qualification lap and snake split system. At the second stage, players will be paired into teams of two drivers which will continue throughout the rest of the event as a team.

Events Schedule – Main Event at Porsche Factory Leipzig

  • Stage 1 – Saturday, December 15th
  • Stage 2&3 – Sunday, December 16th

Stage 1

32 single racers (30 qualifiers + 2 Porsche wildcards)

  • Vehicle: TBA at the event
  • Setup: fixed setup
  • Qualifying: 1 timed lap only
  • 4 groups of 8 drivers each will be split up after qualifying time (snake split)
  • Race: 1 race a 20 min per group
  • Track: TBA at the event
  • From each of the 4 groups, the first 4 drivers continue to round 2
  • 16 drivers will, therefore, be eliminated from the competition

Stage 2

8 teams (2 drivers each)

  • Vehicle: TBA at the event
  • Setup: fixed setup
  • 8 teams with 2 drivers each (drawing process in front of race 1)
  • Qualifying: Donington Park. One driver, one timed lap only, the qualifier is allowed to race only once in the three main races of this round.
  • 3 races
  • Race 1: 25 min – 1 x points. Track: TBA at the event (starting grid according to qualifying)
  • Race 2: 20 min – 1.5 x points. Track TBA at the event (starting grid inverse grid based on points)
  • Race 3: 15 min – 2 x points. Track: TBA at the event (starting grid inverse grid based on accumulated points) Points system (single points): 35, 32, 30, 28, 26, 25, 24, 23
  • The points from the 3 races are added to a total score for the respective team

Stage 3

All 8 teams from round 2 continue

  • The points from round 2 are carried forward
  • Vehicle: TBA at the event
  • Race: one 60 min race
  • Track: TBA at the event
  • There are three times the points for the final race
  • Setup: fixed setup
  • Fuel: limit max fuel tank capacity, fixed fuel level for the start (same for all drivers), set up in a way that at least one pit stop is necessary
  • Pit stop window for 60 min race: 25 – 35 min with a mandatory driver change
  • Points system (single points):: 35, 32, 30, 28, 26, 25, 24, 23
  • The final race will be scored with a factor of 3x the regular points. These points will be added up with the points from round 2 to a final total score for the respective team
  • In case of a tiebreak between multiple teams, the team with the best single result from stage & is going to prevail. If it is still a tie the team with the better qualification lap-time from stage 3 will prevail.
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