Red Bull Racing Esports driver Sebastian Job became the first Englishman to win an iRacing Championship when he was crowned the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Champion on the weekend.
It’s been a stellar year for Sebastian, who dominated the 20-race series from the start, only finishing outside the top five twice. He racked up six race wins and a total of 13 podiums overall.
Teammates Graham Carroll and Patrik Hozlmann also finished the season on a high, with Graham winning both races and finishing eighth in the championship standings. Patrik battled hard at the final round, finishing the season in nineteenth.
Sebastian Job commented on his championship win: “It’s not sunk in yet, but I am so happy. It’s awesome, I’ve been dreaming of doing something like this since I started iRacing – I never thought it would be possible.
“People were asking what it would feel like to win, but there are no words, I can’t describe it. We were celebrating after the sprint race, because we had such a good result and I thought it would be great if we could get a 1-2 in the second race as well to top off the year.
“And you could see with the weaving how excited we were. We weren’t speaking to each other, but I could tell Graham was hyped.”
Teammate Graham Carroll added: “I didn’t expect this today. Congratulations to Seb, he thoroughly deserves the championship win. He’s been kicking my ass for years in iRacing, I’m really happy and chuffed for him. To get two wins today was great.
“We put in two solid weeks of practice and the results came out. I’m excited for the season to get started again!
“I’ve had a slightly disappointing season, but today was really good. I just don’t have the outright pace yet, but it’s something I’m working on.”
Their other teammate, Patrik Hozlmann, said: “I’m not so happy with my performance overall but I will make sure I work harder to get more out of the car next year. Big congratulations to Seb for winning the championship. Thanks to both of my teammates for all the work they put in to make sure we have been a competitive team all year long.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.