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Balanced and strong calendar for the twelfth edition of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux

- 2024 builds on the success of previous seasons, with races in six strong international meetings

- Kick-off of the season traditionally during FIA WEC at Spa-Francorchamps

- Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux focuses on PRO, PRO-AM and rookie classes.

Zonhoven, December 8th, 2023: The champions of 2023 have been honored and so it is time for a new season of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux. 2024 broadly follows the past seasons, with six meetings in an international framework, evenly distributed throughout the season. The start will be on May 9th, 10th and 11th at Spa-Francorchamps and the finale will follow, also in Belgium, during the final weekend of the European NASCAR, in mid-October at Circuit Zolder.

For the twelfth time, a Porsche competition will start in mid-May in the Benelux. On May 1st, 2013, the teams of the then Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux entered the Spa-Francorchamps paddock and will do so again on May 9, 2024, still in the context of the FIA WEC, one of the most prestigious motorsport championships in the world. A championship in which Porsche plays a leading role. The championship today goes by the name Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, but the philosophy is still identical: trying to win an intense sprint race at the wheel of the legendary Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

“We will indeed start again during the FIA WEC in Belgium and given the evolution of that championship, we can expect a large audience for the first meeting of the season,” Series Manager Olivier Aerts looks ahead to the 2024 season. “The following round is traditionally during the DTM at Circuit Zandvoort (June 7-9), and a month later we will be guests at the beautiful Imola circuit, together with the European Le Mans Series (July 5-7). We will focus the second half of the season on the Assen circuit, also as usual during the Jack's Racing Day. In mid-September we will be guests for the first time during a meeting of the International GT Open (13-15 September) at the Red Bull Ring and to end the season at Circuit Zolder, during the final of the European NASCAR and that from October 11 to 13. So we race six times in a different context, but six times it concerns high-quality meetings, with a lot of public attention and on very diverse and challenging circuits.”

Continuity is an asset

Naturally, the rules remain virtually identical for the 2024 season, with two races of 30 minutes and one lap after the free practices and qualifications. But there is a noticeable change, because from 2024 the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux will only have a general classification, a PRO-AM class, and a ranking for the rookies. They also get their own podium ceremony after each race. The AM drivers - using ABS - will be removed and those drivers will find their way to the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux. Of course, there will also be the team championship for the second time in 2024.

“We are indeed building further on the strong and qualitative foundation of the past seasons, in collaboration with our professional partners and the many teams that are loyal to our championship. From a sporting perspective, we once again hope for an intense battle between the regulars of the championship and some strong, young newcomers, as has been the case in recent seasons, but of course more news will follow later. As usual, we also provide an official test day prior to the start of the championship, in this case on Wednesday April 3 at Circuit Zandvoort,” said Olivier Aerts.

onGRID as a new partner

A race weekend is more than just driving, because prior to the activities on the track, there is often a lot of administrative work. Thanks to a new partner, onGRID, the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux is also saying goodbye to outdated paperwork for drivers and teams. “onGRID is the first and only fully digital platform in motorsport for everyone involved,” Olivier Aerts further explains. “It encompasses the entire process, from hosting to registration, from management to communication. onGRID introduces a platform for teams and riders to connect and register for any race with just a few clicks. It is the platform that enables all those involved in motorsport to apply the competition philosophy to their administrative activities. It is a technology that simplifies the lives of teams, drivers and organizers so they can focus on what they love most: racing.”

onGRID will immediately make its debut, as registrations will open online on Monday, December 11th.

Calendar 2024:

Official test day Zandvoort April 3rd

R1 FIA WEC Spa 09-11 Mai 2024

R2 DTM Zandvoort 07-09 June 2024

R3 ELMS Imola 05-07 July 2024

R4 Jacks Racing Day Assen 02-04 August 2024

R5 GT Open Redbull Ring 13-15 September 2024

R6 Nascar Final Zolder 11-13 October 2024

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