7th on Porsche Supercup Debut for Dayne
The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup kicked into action at Circuit Zandvoort for Round 1 of the 10 round series. It got off to a great start with Dayne Warren posting the 4th fastest time in Qualifying only 0.083sec off the pole position time set by defending champion Josh Rogers. For Tuomas Tähtelä it was a low key start to the season, starting P27 on the grid.
Race 1 got off to a slow start, Dayne getting a poor getaway and losing two positions in the opening sequence. Despite having a mild pace advantage over those ahead of him, he wasn't able to make any decisive moves around the notoriously difficult circuit to pass, and would come home in P7. For Tuomas, he was caught up in a first lap crash that would claim a few other competitors, causing him to DNF race 1.
Race 2 would be the 30 minute feature race. Dayne would have a much better start, able to maintain position early. The race would be a close one inside the top 7, running nose to tail throughout a lot of the race. It was fairly calm, however late in the race he would have a slight mid corner bump in the carousel which unfortunately would turn and roll Jeff Giassi, and in the process Dayne would lose a position to Jamie Fluke. Dayne would not be able to make a solid move on Jamie despite the pace advantage however came home in a another solid 7th place. Tuomas would have a solid start, and avoid some of the early race carnage in Turn 1, before being involved in a few issues late in the race, ultimately finishing in 25th place.
We come back to do it all again next week, with Round 2 taking place in quick succession at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Let's do this!