With over 70 years of experience in motorsport, Porsche is now taking the next step together with Coanda Esports: the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team will become the official Porsche Motorsport Esports works team.

In 2020, Porsche and Coanda already proved how successful their collaboration could be. When the real 24-hour race of Le Mans 2020 was postponed, four virtual Porsche 911 RSR raced together under the entry Porsche Esports Team. The team brought a driver squad of real and virtual professionals to the starting line and won the first virtual edition of the legendary endurance race.

Based on the successful event, the global elite of Esports met not only for another 24-hour race but for an entire virtual endurance season the next year. Once again, the team relied on successful cooperation. With second place in the second edition of the virtual endurance classic, they closely missed defending the title, but both sides were sure that this partnership would be the right strategy in the long term.

“The fact that Coanda is also included in the official team name is a matter of course, and it underlines the partnership at eye level. With the professional structures, the world’s best racers, and the overall Coanda package, we can’t imagine a better partner for our future in virtual motorsport,” explains Marco Ujhasi, Head of Esports Porsche Motorsport.

“In the same way that we have found a perfect partner for our LMDh project in Penske, we are convinced that Coanda, as one of the most successful simracing teams, is the right choice for us,” adds Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport.

For Coanda Esports, the appointment as Porsche Motorsport Esports works team is another milestone in its long history of success. Part of the cooperation of the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team is also the fact that the drivers Joshua Rogers, Mack Bakkum, Tommy Østgaard, and Mitchell deJong will be signed as Porsche Esports works drivers. Martin Krönke will join his teammates as an official reserve driver. In addition to the five drivers, Philip Stamm from Coanda will lead the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team as Team Principal.

“Back in the day, we founded Coanda as friends with a shared passion for motorsport and simracing. This mantra has not changed ever since. Of course, we have grown over the years. First with the simracing house, and earlier this year with the Coanda Esports Hub as a new facility for our drivers and in-house media production team. To take this next step together with Porsche is a dream come true for all of us,” says Philip Stamm, Team Principal Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team.

By founding the team, Porsche is adding another component to its sustainable motorsport strategy: Porsche is currently in its third Formula E season and is preparing to enter the LMDh. In addition, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup has been one of the strongest virtual racing series worldwide for several years.

“Officially announcing the team at this time seems very appropriate to us, as more and more motorsport fans are recognizing the fascination of simracing, and the community is growing steadily,” adds Thomas Laudenbach.

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