Harry King (Parker Revs Motorsport) takes double win to strengthen championship lead
Jaume Font (Baporo Motorsport) also does it twice in Am, Jan Lauryssen (Q1-Trackracing) and Didier Glorieux (Speedlover) in Pro-Am
After a good month of summer break, the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux returned! The venue was the legendary Assen motorcycle circuit as part of the very well-attended JACK's Racing Day, with no fewer than 60,000 spectators in the stands. The battle was intense in terms of racing, including the first pole position in the fastest brand cup in the Benelux for Ghislain Cordeel (GP Elite), and two victories for Harry King, the British promise. But the Belgians Jan Lauryssen and Didier Glorieux can also look back on a successful weekend with victories in Pro-Am and in Am the Spaniard Jaume Font was twice the strongest. The next meeting for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux is on August 27 and 28 in Barcelona, for the ninth and tenth round of the season, as part of the European Le Mans Series.
The JACK'S Racing Day is the largest combined car, motorcycle and kart racing event in Europe at the TT Circuit Assen. “And it's unbelievable that a week after the 24 Hours of Spa there is such a huge crowd on the feet for motorsport. Moreover, the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux was allowed to compete twice at a peak moment, which meant full stands for our drivers and teams”, stated a satisfied Series Manager of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux Olivier Aerts. "Couple that with the high-level sporting competition and this is a perfect motivator to start preparing for an even stronger 2023 season."
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In Assen it was noticeable that Harry King is not untouchable, with a fastest time in the second free practice for Xavier Maassen (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing) and above all a fastest qualifying time and thus a pole for Race 1 for Ghislain Cordeel.
"I came here for the first time and expected that the opposition would be there," said the Briton who won the two games anyway. “I was also able to grab pole for Race 2 and so I've had a great weekend, but I can't miss anything, that's for sure. I am looking forward to the rest of the season.”
As usual, Ghislain Cordeel and Glenn van Parijs (NGT Racing) divided the remaining places of honor with a second and third place for Cordeel and a third and second place for van Parijs. “I am very happy with my pole position, but in the races it was not yet 100%”, Cordeel was honest. "In Race 1 the tire pressure was not optimal and in Race 2 I lost my front splitter after the first lap and that didn't make it any easier."
The other places of honor were on Saturday for Rik Koen (Parker Revs), Sam Dejonghe (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing) and Xavier Maassen, while the latter came fourth on Sunday, ahead of Koen and Lucas van Eijndhoven (JW Raceservice).
In the championship standings, King leads of course, ahead of Parijs and Cordeel.
Lauryssen and Fonta
Jan Lauryssen (Q1 Trackracing) took the full loot in the Pro-Am category on Saturday, ahead of his compatriots John De Wilde (Speedlover) and Tom Boonen (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing), while Speedlover took the double with Didier Glorieux and John on Sunday De Wilde on one and two. Jan Lauryssen was third.
In the Am category it was therefore twice Font, ahead of Stijn Lowette (NGT Racing) and Luc Vanderfeesten (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing), while Sébastien Lajoux (DUWO Racing) and again Stijn Lowette took the places of honor on Sunday.
We also note the great performances by Lars Poel and Will Aspin (Parker Revs) and Michiel Haverans (Belgium Racing), which immediately underlines the power of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux as an environment for young talent.