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June was an outstanding month for Porsche motorsport in the Benelux region!

June was a thrilling month for Porsche motorsport in the Benelux region, featuring four significant events: twice at Circuit Zandvoort and twice at Circuit Zolder. The highlight was the second round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux during the Dutch leg of the DTM, complemented by the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux events and the second race of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux.



At the start of June, the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux teams and drivers raced at Circuit Zandvoort, where over twenty Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - Type 992 cars, driven by young talents and seasoned racers from top Benelux teams, showcased high-level motorsport to thousands of fans. A special moment was the debut of Kalle Rovanperä, a two-time world rally champion exploring circuit racing, thanks to Belgian RedAnt Racing. Rovanperä plans to compete in four of the six meetings of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux 2024, aiming to gain experience in overtaking and defensive driving, crucial skills not emphasized in rally racing. "I will participate in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux races at Zandvoort, in Imola, at the Red Bull Ring and at Circuit Zolder," the relaxed Finn told in Zandvoort. "I want to race on track and of course I dream of races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans and then this competition is a very good learning experience. Rally does not allow you to learn to overtake and defend your position, so I still need to make progression on that front." Rovanperä did well in Zandvoort, finishing fourth and fifth.



Dirk Schouten (Q1 Trackracing) and Benjamin Paque (D'IETEREN LUXURY PERFORMANCE) secured wins at Zandvoort, placing Schouten at the top of the standings, followed by Paque and Paul Meijer (Hans Weijs Motorsport). Kobe Pauwels (D'IETEREN LUXURY PERFORMANCE) leads the Rookie Championship, while Jules Grouwels (Team RaceArt) tops the PRO/AM standings. The next races are scheduled for July 6 and 7 in Imola, Italy.


 

The Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux also kicked off, with Niels Troost of Team GP Elite claiming two victories at Zandvoort. At Circuit Zolder, Belgian team Belgium Racing dominated, with Jan Lauryssen winning the first race and Michael Cool the second. Notably, young Mees Muller (PG Motorsport) delivered strong performances in the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS, achieving four consecutive wins.



Finally, Belgium Racing Team triumphed in the second round of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux at Circuit Zolder, with Q1 Trackracing securing second and third places. Jan Lauryssen and Dylan Derdaele now lead the championship. Kenny Herremans and Arthur Peters won the GTB category with the Tip Top rent Porsche Cayman GT4 RS.

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