Harry King versus Glenn van Parijs and Ghislain Cordeel in the final battle of the fastest brand cup in the Benelux
A lot of newcomers for a beautiful last meeting of the season
Hockenheim is the venue for the very last meeting of a particularly successful 2022 edition of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux. The fastest brand cup in the Benelux will of course race there twice, once on Saturday and once on Sunday, over 30 minutes plus one lap. Afterwards we will know the last winners of the season and of course the 2022 champions. Up front is the final battle between three drivers from three different formations, namely Harry King (Revs Motorsport), Glenn van Parijs (NGT Racing) and Ghislain Cordeel (Team GP Elite). Remarkable, there is not only the sporting battle for the victories and the title, but also a lot of young talent is coming to taste the competition for the first time this weekend with a view to the 2023 season. That is immediately living proof of the strong motorsport pyramid of the Porsche competitions in the Benelux.
At first glance, the battle for the title seems to be a duel between Harry King and Glenn van Parijs, but mathematically Ghislain Cordeel also qualifies. In sports everything is possible and the prizes are only awarded at the finish, so we take all scenarios into account. The three drivers have each already won at least one race this season and will therefore decide on Saturday and Sunday who will be the fastest Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - Type 992 - driver in the Benelux.
Behind them are a further 11 riders competing in the Pro category, each with their own agenda. Let's start with the group of riders that will decide among themselves who will claim the closest places of honor in the final standings. We are initially talking about the teammates at #TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing, Sam Dejonghe and Xavier Maassen, but also about the youngsters Rik Koen (Revs Motorsport) and Lucas van Eijndhoven (JW Raceservice). The latter also decide among themselves who takes first place in the Rookie Championship. We should note that Sebastian Freymuth (Huber Racing) is also making his appearance again.
There are also newcomers and not the least… Amaury Cordeel (Team GP Elite) comes to Germany and he is of course the younger brother of Ghislain Cordeel and the Belgian representative in the FIA F2. Cordeel scored no less than fourteen points in Zandvoort and Monza and is now trying it in a car with a roof.
However, there are still brothers, namely Flynt and Morris Schuring (both Huber Racing), with Flynt being the brand new champion in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux. Sacha Norden is also from that competition and leads the class for the Porsche Cayman GT4.
“Immediate proof that our pyramid works”, says Series Manager Olivier Aerts. “The drivers of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux gain experience on and off the track and once they feel ready, they can take the step to the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux in a similar environment, while they may secretly dream of getting after a strong result. ever race in the official Porsche Motorsport livery in our competition. We guide them on that journey, including with regard to the young drivers, through our talent pool.”
The young German Jan Seyffert (Kurt Ecke Motorsport) and the Swede Robin Knutsson (WestCoast Racing) will also participate for the first time in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux.
Still battle in battle
Tom Boonen (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing) and Didier Glorieux (Speedlover) battle for the final prizes in Pro/Am. In the usually hard-fought AM class there is again a nice starting field, with of course the champion Sébastien Lajoux (DUWO Racing), but also a strong peloton that competes for the places of honor behind the Frenchman: Joan Vinyes (Baporo Motorsport), Sven van Laere (JW Raceservice), Giovanni Scamardi (DUWO Racing), Ad Geerts (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing) and Jeroen Kreeft (Revs Motorsport).
The free practice sessions will be held on Friday at 10.30 am and 4.45 pm, while the qualifying sessions will be held on Saturday morning between 9.15 am and 9.50 am. We will race on Saturday at 6.20 pm and Sunday at 5.10 pm.
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