Pressemelding: Østgaard med Porsche-kontrakt

Team Norway-fører Tommy Østgaard blir nå fabrikkfører for Porsche i esport. Les mer i denne pressemeldingen på engelsk.

Porsche and Coanda Esports will start a long-term partnership by
founding the Porsche Coanda Esports Racing Team.

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

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