Erebus Academy driver Jobe Stewart will conclude his Bathurst campaign with an early morning iRacing competition as he logs into the Porsche Esports Supercup Contender Series.
Hosted at the iconic Red Bull Ring, Stewart will compete with Team Altus Esports in the third round of the six round series from 5AM Sunday following the conclusion of his regular Super3 duties.
Serving as the precursor to the Porsche Esports Supercup World Championship, Stewart successfully qualified for the Contender series in August and now sets his sights on a top 15 finish to earn a spot in the World Championship.
“For the Porsche road car category on iRacing, this is the top level,” Stewart said.
“I’m racing against the top 100 or so drivers in the iRacing world, many of the people I’m racing against do this as their full time job so it’s very competitive.”
Having a full weekend of Super3 commitments starting this morning, Stewart is realistic about his expectations but still hopes to secure valuable Championship points.
“Normally if I was at home going into one of these races, I’d be practising every night after work but obviously this weekend my full focus is on my Super3 Championship.
“I’ve had some experience on the sim at the Red Bull Ring in my personal practice, as well as during the Supercars Eseries back in 2021 so I’m pretty familiar with the track.
“Without the usual lead up, my expectations are just to stay out of trouble, gain some points and chip away at the Championship.”
Stewart will compete in the halfway point of the Porsche Esports Supercup Contender Series on Sunday, with his regular Super3 duties commencing this morning with practice one at 10.00AM AEDT.