Porsche Junior Güven and ten Voorde deliver spectacular duels
Güven (TR/Martinet by Alméras) won the third race of the season in the digital edition of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the British Silverstone Circuit, with ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite) crossing the flag first at race four in his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. In both races, the victories were preceded by action-packed fights. After turning the fastest lap in qualifying, Güven took up the first 25-minute race from pole position. Shortly before the flag, Güven made the decisive move, both vehicles touched, sending the GP elite driver ten Voorde into a spin. Behind the two youngsters, a duel for third place treated viewers to plenty of action: Max van Splunteren (NL/Team GP Elite) underlined his skill in the fight against Porsche works driver Nick Tandy (ExxonMobil Oil Corporation). At his home race, the British factory pilot initially searched in vain for a gap, eventually found it in lap seven and took the flag in third place.
Larry ten Voorde won race two #Porsche #911GT3Cup @iRacing pic.twitter.com/KH69hcpT3d Races five and six of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition will be contested on 25 April, with the drivers battling for honours on the virtual Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The real Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup made its debut on the 7.004-kilometre racetrack in the Walloon region of Belgium in 1993. The tradition-steeped circuit is famous for its fast passages Eau Rouge and Blanchimont as well as the hairpin corner La Source.
Results Silverstone, race 3 of 8 2. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite) 4. Max van Splunteren (NL/Team GP Elite) 5. Jaxon Evans (NZ/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing) 1. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite) 3. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing) 4. Leon Köhler (D/Lechner Racing Middle East)
Preview Round two of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition takes off this Saturday (18 April). The British Silverstone Circuit hosts races three and four of the series, which is the “digital twin” of the real Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Teams and drivers registered for the real season of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup are eligible to compete, with VIP vehicles manned by well-known Porsche factory drivers and selected professional racers complementing the grid.
In the absence of real motor racing under the current situation, we wanted to offer our teams a virtual, competitive, top-class alternative. The idea has already proved successful at the first event a fortnight ago. We witnessed some thrilling duels, just like in the real Supercup. The Silverstone Circuit has hosted the Supercup as support to Formula 1 every year since 1994. For this reason, we’re delighted to celebrate our virtual debut at Silverstone this year, says the Project Manager of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Oliver Schwab.
Info The Supercup races at Silverstone will bestreamed live and on the official Porsche YouTube channel with the former Supercup driver Jan Seyffarth providing the commentary. TV channel Sport1 televises both races live on www.sport1.de. The Dutch TV station Ziggo Sport also shows both races.
The schedule (18 April)
4.00 - 4.15pm: Qualifying 4.20 - 4.45pm: Race 1 4.50 - 5.10pm: Warm-up 5.12 - 5.37pm: Race 2
Apr 17, 2020 at 14:12