Diogo Pinto Claims 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Title in Monza

Diogo Pinto Claims 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Title in Monza

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With a vintage season-long performance, Diogo Pinto proved that consistency still wins championships in top-level sim racing, locking up the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup title at its traditional finale host venue at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Saturday. The Porsche24 Team Redline driver barely put a wheel wrong all season, relying on good points day after good points day to hold the championship lead just about all season long and locking up the title with finishes of seventh in the sprint race and sixth in the feature. Pinto scored an astounding 19 top-10 finishes across 20 combined sprint and feature races during the season.

That was still good enough to hold off feature winner Sebastian Job of Red Bull Racing Esports, who led the series with seven wins across sprint and feature races in the 10-event campaign. Job capped off the year with his third feature victory at Monza, clawing past Apex Racing Team’s Kevin Ellis Jr. for second in series points at season’s end and nearly finishing what would have been the defining comeback in series history. After sitting well outside the top 10 in series points early in the year, Job clawed back to second with a win at Red Bull Ring and remained in the hunt from there, but Pinto’s lead was just too extensive.

Charlie Collins finished second to Job in the feature after winning the sprint race, while Dayne Warren (second in the sprint) and Yohann Harth (third in the feature) were the day’s other podium finishers. All three were well within the top 15 points finishers who will retain their licenses to compete in the series once again in 2023. The last of those spots went to Moreno Sirica, who held off Hockenheim winner Ayhancan Guven by 18 points.

In the All-Star action, Tyson “Quirkitized” Meier earned the 2022 title before even turning a wheel at Monza, and celebrated his triumph with a third place in the feature race. Jaroslav “Jardier” Honzik and 2021 champion Emily “Emree” Jones took the top two spots in the feature, with Porsche Junior driver and former PESC competitor Laurin Heinrich winning the sprint race.

Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature results from Autodromo Nazionale Monza were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Driver

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts.

1 6 22 Sebastian Job 14 5 1:48.962 80
2 8 93 Charlie Collins 14 -0.712 0 1:48.950 78
3 4 90 Yohann Harth 14 -1.506 0 1:49.229 60
4 10 77 Jeremy Bouteloup 14 -1.704 0 1:49.176 48
5 13 49 Jamie Fluke 14 -1.942 0 1:49.015 42
6 2 44 Diogo C. Pinto 14 -2.306 0 1:49.025 51
7 1 15 Zac Campbell 14 -2.603 0 1:48.940 41
8 17 21 Graham Carroll 14 -2.994 0 1:49.360 30
9 12 69 Moreno Sirica 14 -3.144 0 1:49.486 33
10 19 31 David Williams 14 -6.296 0 1:49.323 24
11 22 51 Josh Thompson 14 -8.405 0 1:49.496 20
12 16 78 Alessandro Bico 14 -8.584 0 1:49.146 23
13 23 28 Sam Kuitert 14 -11.476 0 1:49.305 16
14 32 53 Ayhancan Guven 14 -13.443 0 1:49.758 14
15 15 4 Salva Talens 14 -13.755 0 1:49.246 18
16 29 7 Jeff Giassi 14 -17.019 0 1:49.993 10
17 18 95 Kamil Grabowski 14 -17.087 0 1:50.240 12
18 3 47 Alejandro Sánchez 14 -36.298 9 1:49.225 23
19 7 57 Dayne Warren 14 -36.467 0 1:48.874 31
20 26 40 Julien Soenen 14 -40.716 0 1:50.822 6
21 28 81 Quentiin Vialatte 14 -40.907 0 1:50.774 5
22 31 79 Oskar Biksrud 14 -45.523 0 1:50.730 4
23 5 98 Kevin Ellis Jr 14 -49.618 0 1:48.889 21
24 21 97 Tuomas Tähtelä 14 -51.256 0 1:49.706 2
25 11 37 Cooper Webster 13 -1 L 0 1:49.232 11
26 14 13 Dino Lombardi 13 -1 L 0 1:49.253 7
27 20 70 Gianni Vecchio 11 -3 L 0 1:49.177 1
28 9 12 Jordan Caruso 6 -8 L 0 1:49.138 12
29 25 83 Bobby Zalenski 2 -12 L 0 0
30 30 17 Matti Sipilä 1 -13 L 0 0
31 24 16 Alexander Wolters 1 -13 L 0 0
32 27 11 Maximilian Benecke 0 -14 L 0 0

 

The top 15 drivers in final 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup points are as follows:

  1. Diogo Pinto, 554
  2. Sebastian Job, 535
  3. Kevin Ellis Jr., 487
  4. Zac Campbell, 469
  5. Charlie Collins, 450
  6. Jeremy Bouteloup, 356
  7. Jamie Fluke, 328
  8. Cooper Webster, 327
  9. Maximilian Benecke, 300
  10. Alejandro Sanchez, 294
  11. Salva Talens, 242
  12. Dayne Warren, 228
  13. Yohann Harth, 206
  14. Graham Carroll, 204
  15. Moreno Sirica, 194

For full standings, click here.

Qualifying for the 2023 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season will begin this summer, with the Qualifying Series open to all drivers in July and the top finishers advancing to the Contender Series in October to battle for a spot on next year’s grid. For more information on the series, visit www.iracing.com/pesc. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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