Nail-biting title fight between ten Voorde and Porsche Junior Güven
As a result, Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing) moved from third to first place, while Güven and ten Voorde lost several positions. Unfortunately, I lost a place after the start. But then I profited from the collision of the two cars in front of me. Winning is great and earns me points towards the overall classification, said the young driver from Schouweiler in Luxembourg. Ten Voorde and Porsche Junior Güven were up to a second faster per lap than their opponents in their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers. After the collision, the two battled their way up the order and overtook Leon Köhler (D/Lechner Racing Middle East) in lap seven. Clement Mateu (F/Pierre Martinet by Alméras) concluded the race on the 7.004-kilometre racetrack as the best ProAm driver.
In the second race of the day, Porsche Junior Güven made the decisive move in lap two. “Third place and a win is a superb result for me. The championship is extremely exciting. I’m can’t wait for the next races at Monza,” said Güven. Ten Voorde claimed second place after Pereira spun in lap three and lost several positions. Victory in the rookie class went to Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer (F/Lechner Racing Middle East), with Roar Lindland (N/Pierre Martinet by Alméras) clinching position one in the ProAm classification. At race one, the guest driver had to throw in the towel after a collision in the first lap. In race two, the Dutchman put in a breathtaking charge through the field: Starting from 25th on the grid, Hartog ploughed his way up to fourth place, only to miss out on a podium spot by a mere 0.223 seconds. I found a good balance in the second race, I managed to make up positions but at the same time, I had to preserve the tyres. At the end I was even able to fight for third place, which was simply fantastic, stated Hartog.
Results Spa-Francorchamps, race 5 of 8 1. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing) 2. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite) 4. Leon Köhler (D/Lechner Racing Middle East) 5. Jaxon Evans (NZ/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing) 2. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite) 4. Loek Hartog (NL/Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux)
Next up on the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition calendar is the double-header event at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) on Saturday (25 April).The tradition-steeped, roughly seven-kilometre-long racetrack in Belgium’s forested Ardennes region is the venue for rounds five and six. The fight for the title in the digital championship of the real-life Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup guarantees gripping action. Thirty-four drivers will go head-to-head in their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers at the virtual event on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
Info The final round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition will be held on Italy’s Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
Apr 24, 2020 at 11:09