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Former Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux driver Morris Schuring shares his experience driving for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux and the FIA WEC

On May 9th, 10th, and 11th the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux kicked off their 2024 season in Spa-Francorchamps, supporting the FIA WEC. Morris Schuring, now competing in the FIA WEC with Manthey EMA, started his career driving in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux.

‘’During the COVID period, the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux and the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux were held together,’’ Morris says. ‘’That was fortunate for me because it allowed me to race at a high level of competition at the age of 15 years old. I know for a fact that it helped kickstart my racing career.’’

Morris had a successful season in 2020, finishing second in the overall championship of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux.

‘’I learned a lot during my time in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux,’’ Morris continues. ‘’My biggest learning moment was at the Circuit of Zolder during the last race of the season. I was leading the race, but because of a mistake I made, I ended up finishing second. I remember being so angry, but I learned how to control my emotions and how to react to my mistakes.’’

The Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux was just the start for Morris Schuring, as he quickly climbed the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid, now driving the FIA WEC and the GT World Challenge Europe.

When asked about the championships, Morris says, ‘’The FIA WEC is, in my eyes, the highest rank besides DTM in the GT racing. So I soon as I got the chance to drive for the FIA WEC, I went for it. The same applies to the GT World Challenge Europe, it’s such a highly competitive championship where all the best drivers gather to race, and it’s an honor to be able to drive for this championship.’’

‘’When comparing both championships to the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux there are some similarities, they are all very competitive in their way, but there are also some differences. The Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux is sprint racing, while the FIA WEC and the GT World Challenge Europe are endurance races. There are other things you have to think about when driving endurance races besides just fighting your opponents.’’

Morris emphasizes that he wouldn’t change a thing during his career as a racing driver. ‘’I do not think I would have done a lot of things differently. I am certainly happy I drove for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux. Looking back, I would have done the same thing. For now, I have absolutely no regrets regarding my choices for my racing career.’’

‘’At the moment, I am focussing on this year's championships and achieving my full potential, and we will see which opportunities will present themselves,’’ Morris concludes.

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