Larry ten Voorde celebrates the start of the season with a double victory
After his victory on Friday, the Dutchman followed up with another win on Saturday ahead of Laurin Heinrich (Germany/Van Berghe Huber Racing) and Christopher Zöchling (Austria/Fach Auto Tech). After ten Voorde pulled almost a second clear of his pursuer, Heinrich proceeded to close the gap to the leader as the race progressed.
I wanted to put pressure on the frontrunners right from the start, but I only managed to match the pace for the first few laps. In the end, I took home crucial points towards the championship for third place, summed up the experienced Carrera Cup driver. Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven (Turkey/Phoenix Racing) was satisfied with fourth place: Obviously, I would’ve preferred to be further up the order, but fourth place is a good result after my retirement on Friday. More may have been possible in the last laps, but with a view to the overall standings, I didn’t want to take any unnecessary risks. Fifth place went to Leon Köhler (Germany/Nebulus Racing by Huber) ahead of Sandro Kaibach (Germany/Fach Auto Tech) and Max van Splunteren (GP Elite) from the Netherlands. In the ProAm class, Carlos Rivas (Black Falcon Team Textar) celebrated a double victory: After securing first place on Friday, the Luxembourger again won his division on Saturday ahead of Georgi Donchev (Bulgaria/Nebulus Racing by Huber) and Kim Hauschild (Germany/HRT Motorsport). Two action-packed races with many in-fights on one of the world’s most famous racetracks – that was a successful start to the 32nd season. Both the talented youngsters and the seasoned racers treated us to some great motor racing. That’s precisely what characterises our one-make cup, said Hurui Issak, Project Manager of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland.
Result race 2, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
1. Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Team GP Elite) 2. Laurin Heinrich (Germany/Van Berghe Huber Racing) 5. Leon Köhler (Germany/Nebulus Racing by Huber) 6. Sandro Kaibach (Germany/Fach Auto Tech) 7. Max van Splunteren (Netherlands/GP Elite) Morris Schuring (Netherlands/Team GP Elite) 1. Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Team GP Elite) 2. Laurin Heinrich (Germany/Van Berghe Huber Racing)
Round 1 It’s always a very special feeling to win the first race of the season. Of course, I could see Laurin Heinrich in my rear-view mirror, but I focused on my own performance, and that was crucial. The new car is noticeably more streamlined and therefore is significantly faster in the corners, says ten Voorde.
In qualifying, the defending champion ten Voorde secured an ideal starting position and took up the race from pole position in his cup car. I got close to Larry ten Voorde twice, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to win. Still, it’s a great result and the race was terrific fun. I’m taking up Saturday’s race again from second place and obviously I want to attack, said Heinrich.
Result race 1, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
4. Leon Köhler (Germany/Nebulus Racing by Huber) 6. Max van Splunteren (Netherlands/GP Elite) 9. Rudy van Buren (Netherlands/CarTech Motorsport by Nigrin) Lucas Groeneveld (Netherlands/GP Elite)
May 03, 2021 at 10:56