- Harry King is introduced to Circuit Zolder and the opposition is on edge
- New names in PRO-AM and AM challenge PCCB regulars
A good month after the opening round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, Circuit Zolder will host the second meeting of the 2022 season. After a very spectacular start in Spa-Francorchamps, the third and fourth race will be held during the Zolder Superprix, . A fierce battle is expected in all classes. The races will take place on Saturday 11 June at 2.30 pm and Sunday 12 June at 11.45 am.
The Zolder Superprix has been one of the larger Benelux meetings for years and the promoter of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux deliberately chose to host the second meeting of the season here.
Olivier Aerts, Series Manager of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux explains: “In addition to our presence in internationally renowned meetings, such as the FIA WEC, the European Le Mans Series, DTM or the ADAC GT Masters, we also want to develop our ties with further strengthen motorsport in the Benelux. There is also the opportunity for us to approach new drivers and teams, to present our competition even better and, of course, to offer our teams the opportunity to search for new talent. There are a lot of brand cups during the Zolder Superprix and in that pyramid we offer the highest possible in the Benelux. In that regard, we have consciously opted for this strategy and are pleased to be able to participate in the meeting on 11 and 12 June in Limburg, a meeting that is also a real home race for many drivers. After all, a good part of our formations have their activities just a stone's throw from Circuit Zolder and that makes the races on 11 and 12 June something special.”
In the PRO category, the hunt is on for the English leader Harry King and his closest pursuer, the Hasselaar and thus home driver Glenn van Parijs (NGT Racing) is clear in his ambition: “We have to get closer to Harry and of course our terrain knowledge in Attic a possible advantage. We are certainly not going to give him the victories, the Limburg fans can count on that!”
In the PRO category, King (54 points) is therefore ahead of Glenn van Parijs (40), Ghislain Cordeel (Team GP Elite - 29), Sam Dejonghe (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing -26) and Maxime Soulet (August Racing by NGT - 24 ). Dylan Derdaele (Belgium Racing), Sebastian Freymuth (PG Motorsport), Xavier Maassen (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing), Rik Koen (PG Motorsport) and Lucas van Eijndhoven (JW Raceservice) will want to improve their positions in the points standings in Zolder. .
Battle in PRO-AM
In the PRO-AM category, the toppers of the meeting in Spa, Jan Lauryssen (Q1 TrackRacing), Tom Boonen (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing), Koen Wauters (Belgium Racing) and Didier Glorieux (Speedlover) will be joined by two solid newcomers , in particular veteran Ziad Geris (Team GP Elite) and the man who also competed in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in 2013, Jürgen Van Hover (Speedlover). They will undoubtedly fight the battle for the podium places until the last meter.
Finally, the AM category will undoubtedly provide the necessary spectacle again and the hunt for the leader in the points standings, Sebastien Lajoux is also open here (DUWO Racing). In addition to the regulars of the competition, Stijn Lowette (NGT Racing), Wim Meulders (Speedlover), Jeroen Kreeft (Parker Revs Motorsport) and Sven Van Laere (JW Raceservice), we also see newcomer Jaume Font (Baporo Motorsport), alongside Nicolas Vandierdonck (Q1 TrackRacing) and Ad Geerts (#TeamPGZ by RedAnt Racing), contesting their first race of the season.