• Michael Cool and Glenn Van Parijs with clear ambitions
• Start in Francorchamps on April 30th and May 1st
The 2021 season of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux will start in a few weeks and the names of the magnificent starting field with no fewer than 20 cars are gradually being announced. NGT Racing will also be present again, with two brand new Porsche 992 GT3 Cup, two cars that will compete for the places at the top of the rankings. The Flemish Brabant team, for example, appeals to Glenn Van Parijs and Michael Cool, two young drivers who have already shown their talent in recent seasons. The Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux starts on April 30 and May 1 on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Marc Maton, who already won the 24 Hours of Zolder with his team and Porsche in 2008, has a longstanding relationship with the German brand and the arrival of the new Porsche 992 GT3 Cup therefore represents a new challenge.
Marc Maton (Team Manager NGT): “The arrival of the 992 means a full starting field for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux and no form of competition offers more challenges for a team and a driver than a brand competition. Everyone fights with the same weapons, so every detail is important. That really appeals to us as a team, because you can help make a difference for your drivers. Moreover, it is a very nice competition, with competitions in the context of, among others, FIA WEC, ELMS and DTM, on beautiful circuits in our own country and abroad. I think you can't find better at the level of motorsport in the Benelux. We consciously call on two young talents, who are both very keen to be at the front and fight for the prizes. ”
Limburger Glenn van Paris has already covered a lot of kilometers in a Porsche, but took a break in 2020. The economics student is returning this year and is clearly ambitious.
Glenn van Parijs: “Last year I focused on my studies and of course 2020 was a strange year anyway due to corona. That means that I have been out of circulation for a while, but I have remained active in karting. Last season I won the Benelux title in DD2-Rotax, a class in which I also became European vice champion. In addition to my participation in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, I will also remain active in both karting competitions. My goal is to fight for the marbles, together with NGT, but I also realize that the fight will be very tough. I haven't been on the track for a season so it will be adjusted. On the other hand, it is a new car, so everyone starts from scratch. My choice for NGT is one that goes back to my debut in motorsport and I have every confidence in Marc Maton's team. ”
Michael Cool made his debut at the wheel of a Porsche 911 last season, having previously been active in Belcar with another German brand. The East Flemish entrepreneur ...
Michael Cool: “I opted for continuity, because that is important for growth. Continuity with regard to the team, because NGT is simply very good and at the same time there is a relaxed atmosphere, which is what I need to perform well. Continuity also with regard to the competition, especially the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, which looks very promising this season. Only the car is new, because we are all going to race with the new 992 and that seems like a great machine. ”
Calendar 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux
30 March roll out CM.com Circuit Zandvoort (NL)
April 16 test day Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (B)
April 29-May 1 races 1 + 2 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (B)
14-16 May races 3 + 4 Red Bull Ring (A)
European Le Mans Series
9-11 July races 5 + 6 CM.com Circuit Zandvoort (NL)
ADAC GT Masters
6-8 August races 7 + 8 Circuit Zolder (B) DTM
17-19 September races 9 + 10 TT Circuit Assen (NL)
1-3 October races 11 + 12 Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (D)