• Six meetings, each with two sprint races during strong motorsport events
• Fastest one-make cup in the Benelux already in its eleventh edition
Zonhoven, 20 December 2022. The Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux has had a very successful tenth anniversary edition and is already preparing for its eleventh year. 2023 promises to be even better than the previous editions, with stability for the participating drivers and teams as the common thread. Six meetings of two 30-minute races and one round each form the 2023 season, with the start, as usual, during the Belgian round of the high-quality FIA World Endurance Championship on April 27, 28 and 29, of course in the Belgian Ardennes on the beautiful circuit of Spa-Francorchamps.
The 2022 season of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux was recently concluded during a beautiful gala evening and the door to 2023 is immediately open. That season starts with the official test day on April 7 at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, the same circuit where the fastest one-make cup in the Benelux will also start. On April 27, 28 and 29, we will again see a full starting field of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – Type 992 – storm the Raidillon for two brilliant races of 30 minutes plus one lap. It will immediately be a special weekend, because the public in the Ardennes will also get to know the new prototype Porsche 963 LMDh, which will compete for the world endurance title, with our compatriot Laurens Vanthoor behind the wheel, among others.
Just over six weeks later, the teams and drivers arrive in Hockenheim for a special meeting, today under the heading 'Ready for a Special Event', about which more will certainly be said later.
On 23, 24 and 25 June a double part will start in the Netherlands, first at Circuit Zandvoort in the company of the DTM championship and then, in mid-August (11, 12 and 13) during the Jack's Racing Day in Assen, a meeting that guarantees a full house every year.
The autumn will start with the second Belgian round, of course on Circuit Zolder during one of the largest meetings on Limburg soil, namely the Truck GP Zolder, which will take place from 8 to 10 September.
The final, which is reserved for the RedBull Ring in Austria, during the DTM's visit to the beautiful region of Styria from 22 to 24 September.
Strong calendar, Talent Pool in the spotlight and Team Championship as a novelty
“Our calendar is again a strong mix of Benelux events and two strong trips abroad during DTM meetings,” Olivier Aerts, Series Manager of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, looks ahead to 2023. “We are preparing for a strong season, with a full and, above all, balanced starting grid. Obviously, the big names are fighting in the Pro class, where we have five new rookies to the entries already received. We attach great importance to the Talent Pool, in which we continue to invest and the arrival of those five new talents gives us great pleasure. But also in the Pro-Am and Am category, quality and quantity go hand in hand. Last but not least, we will also put our formations in the spotlight even more with a Team Championship. Of course, all this will take place in the same high-quality environment as in previous years and we will do everything we can, together with Porsche Belgium and the Netherlands, to involve even more Porsche enthusiasts in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux via the Porsche Centers.”
Appointment on April 27, 28 and 29 in Spa-Francorchamps!