Mid-season by the sea for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux

Mid-season by the sea for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux

06.06.2019: • Zandvoort and the Pinksterraces the third event of the season • Derdaele leader of the general classification, Grouwel

•    Zandvoort and the Pinksterraces the third event of the season

•    Derdaele leader of the general classification, Grouwels leader of the B drivers

•    The Cayman Clubsport Class of the Porsche Endurance Trophy also in action


After the Belgian rounds at Spa-Francorchamps and Zolder, the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux will this weekend open the first of two Dutch chapters of its 2019 campaign. Before starting the second part of the season with the DTM in Assen (19-21 July), it is the Zandvoort track that will host the twenty or so competitors in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, headlining the Pinksterraces.

For a large number of the competitors, this round on the shores of the North Sea will be on their home soil. And yet, it is a Belgian who arrives as leader in Zandvoort. With a win and then a second place finish at Zolder, Dylan Derdaele took a lead in the competition. But the Belgium Racing driver, who was also champion in 2016, knows that he will have much to deal with against the Dutch, who are still formidable at home!

Since the beginning of the year, young Loek Hartog has continued to surprise, to the point of occupying second place in the provisional ranking. At 16, he has no lack of ambition and can rely on a blossoming Bas Koeten Racing team. Not only has the Dutch team been able to place their protégé at the forefront, but they will also be welcoming a newcomer in the future in the person of Kay van Berlo. Barely older than Loek Hartog, the driver from Veghel will be competing for the end of the season.

“So we are doubling our involvement,” smiles team boss Bas Koeten. “Loek's progress curve has been impressive since the beginning of this year and we hope it will be the same for Kay. At 18 years of age, he already has a wealth of experience in karting, LMP3 prototypes and even tests at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. With these two young drivers, we will work hard to develop ourselves in the GT world by focusing first of all on the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux.”


Van Splunteren extremely ambitious


In addition to Loek Hartog and Bas Koeten Racing, another driver and another team are eagerly awaiting the Zandvoort event. A year ago, Max van Splunteren was able to win among the dunes. Third in the championship, the spearhead of Team GP Elite is ready to repeat his performance in order to get back into the title race.

And what about Xavier Maassen? The 2017 champion and reigning vice-champion had a first event to forget before finally stepping onto the podium in the first race at Zolder. The Dutchman and DVB Racing know that this meeting is crucial if they want to retain their chances of winning the crown.

Alongside these favourites, there will be no shortage of outsiders, starting with Jesse van Kuijk (Team GP Elite), fourth in the championship, Jurgen Van Hover (Speedlover) and Sandra van der Sloot (Snoexx Motorsport), the 2018 B drivers’ champion who has always distinguished herself in Zandvoort.

B drivers: Grouwels and Saelens head to head


Two drivers took advantage of the first two rounds of the season to take the lead in the B drivers' standings. With three victories, Roger Grouwels (RaceArt) is logically the leader, but Nicolas Saelens (Belgium Racing) is right in his slipstream. While the Dutchman will be racing at home in Zandvoort, the Belgian is determined not to be left behind on the North Sea coast. Having twice stepped on the podium in Zolder, Ziad Geris (Team GP Elite) intends to play the role of referee.

For the others, it will be a matter of counter-attacking in order to pass the mid-season mark with flying colours. Jeroen Kreeft (Squadra Aragosta by Snoexx) will aim for a first podium in his class, to stay ahead of Bas Barenburg (RaceArt) and Wim Meulders (Speedlover).

Let us also note the debut of Tijn Jilesen (PG Motorsport) at the heart of the pack. For his trip out in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, the Dutchman will be entered in the Guest category.

The two 15-minute qualifying sessions will follow one another on Saturday from 10.10, before a first race a few hours later at 13.30. The second 30-minute confrontation will take place on Sunday at 15.30.


Porsche Endurance Trophy: the Caymans in the spotlight


As the 24 Hours of Zolder will not be on their calendar, the competitors of the Cayman Clubsport Class of the Porsche Endurance Trophy will also meet in Zandvoort this weekend, but without their counterparts of the 911 Class.

The Caymans will this time be part of the STWC pack, a Dutch competition which will feature two 50-minute races (Saturday at 14.15 and Sunday at 16.50). RED ANT Racing, with Bert Redant and his sons (Yannick and Ayrton), won two of the first three races and is leading the way in the championship. But the Dutch (including Niels Nipperus and Lars Poell, entered by PG Motorsport) aim to reverse the trend.

It should be noted that Paul van Splunteren (Team GP Elite), winner of the first race at Zolder, will be joined this time by a journalist to whom he will give an opportunity during the race to discover the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.


Calendar for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux

3-4 May: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – FIA WEC Spa
17-19 May: Circuit Zolder – DTM
7-9 June: Circuit Zandvoort – Pinksterraces
19-21 July: TT Circuit Assen – DTM
13-15 September: Nürburgring – DTM
28-29 September: Circuit Barcelona - Blancpain GT Series

Calendar for the Porsche Endurance Trophy (Cayman Clubsport class)

3 April: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – Official Roll-Out
17-19 May: Circuit Zolder – DTM (2 x 60 minutes)
1-2 June: Circuit Zolder – Superprix (180 minutes)
7-9 June: Circuit Zandvoort – Pinksterraces (2 x 50 minutes)
12-13 July: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – 25H VW Fun Cup (180 minutes)
4-6 October: Circuit Zolder – American Festival Nascar Finals (125 minutes)
18-20 October: TT Circuit Assen – Final Races (125 minutes)

Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux also photos


06.06.2019 / MaP

More News

Bouvy-Coens and the Redant family on top
•    The first 3-hour race of the season is marked by the heat •    The No Speed Limit Porsche wins the 911 Class •    RED ANT Racing wins again in the Cayman Class Th more >>
A lively start to the Porsche Endurance Trophy at Zolder!
·      Two races decided by sprints·      Match drawn between de Wilde and Bouvy/Coens in the 911 Class·     Doornbos/van Splunteren and the Redant family prevail in the Cayman Clubsport Class     more >>
Derdaele and van Splunteren share the laurels at Zolder
- Second victory this season for Dylan Derdaele - Max van Splunteren back in the championship- Grouwels widens the gap in class B             With ful more >>
Start of the Porsche Endurance Trophy this weekend at the Circuit Zolder
•    Lights out in the prestigious setting of the DTM•    Two 60-minute races integrated into the Belcar Endurance Championship•    Two classes: the 911 Class and the Cayman Clubsport Class  more >>
Derdaele and Hartog shine on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux
•    Derdaele profits from events in Race 1•    Hartog takes a second thrilling round and takes the lead in the championship•    Grouwels most consistent in class B  more >>
Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux & France - Spa Free Practice 2 classification - amended
Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux & FranceTotal 6 Hours of Spa-FrancorchampsThursday, May 2nd  20191 85 Côme Ledogar FRA Team 85 / Bourgoin Racing Porsche GT3 Cup 991 Pro 2:24.402 5 12 - - 174.62 10 Florian Latorre FRA RMS more >>
Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux & France, Spa Free Practice 1 classification
Porsche Carrera Cup France & BeneluxTotal 6 Hours of Spa-FrancorchampsThursday, May 2nd  20191100 Mikkel Overgaard DNK Dinamic Motorsport Porsche GT3 Cup 991 Pro 2:23.456 10 12 - - 175.82 1 Ayhancan Güven TUR Ma more >>
A magnificent setting for the launch of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux
•    The Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux begins this weekend as a prologue to the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps•    A well-filled entry list featuring both regulars and newcomers•    The Porsche Paddock Lounge, a new hospitality structure more >>
A day of glory for Porsche and the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux
•    40 Porsche production cars and 40 competition models meet at Spa-Francorchamps•    The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport and the Porsche 935 in the spotlight•    Extremely positive first outings for ten Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport cars  more >>
For the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, 2019 will be a vintage year!
•    Some twenty competitors on the grid for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux•    Two former champions against the young guard•    Sandra van der Sloot defends her title from the “B” drivers•    Official test day on Wednesday 3 April at Spa-Francorchamps more >>
The Porsche Endurance Trophy and MICHELIN, an affair rolling along nicely!
•    The Porsche Endurance Trophy continues its partnership with MICHELIN•    911 and Cayman Clubsport classes run on Michelin tyres•    Fourth season of collaboration with the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux  more >>
Calendar for the Porsche Cayman ClubSport Trophy
Porsche Cayman ClubSport Trophy3 April: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - official roll-out17-19 May: Circuit Zolder - DTM (2 x 60 minutes)1-2 June: Circuit Zolder - Superprix (180 minutes)7-9 June: Circuit Za more >>
The Cayman ClubSport Trophy is an instant success!
•    The first Cayman ClubSport Trophy is greeted with enthusiasm •    All the cars reserved for Benelux have been sold•    The Cayman ClubSport Trophy already has seven entries  more >>
Porsche Cayman ClubSport Trophy:la nouveauté 2019 !
•    Une compétition réservée aux Porsche Cayman ClubSport pour les amateurs et les débutants•    Cinq épreuves dans le cadre du Belcar Endurance Championship, une sixième avec le STWC•    Un service de qualité garanti par le promoteur avec un more >>
Et maintenant, place à la Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux !
- Le Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux devient la Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux- Une grande reconnaissance et une preuve de confiance de la part de Porsche AG- Une pyramide pour rouler en compétition en Porsche dans more >>
Junior Recruitment Program : le Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux cherche un nouveau talent
Une opération de détection de talent pour soutenir un jeune pilote en 2019Mathieu Jaminet comme coach lors de deux journées de formation et de sélectionSix candidats venant des Pays-Bas, de Belgique et d’Allemagne more >>
Didier Van Dalen, Kronos Porsche - Porsche GT3 Cup Benelux
Didier Van Dalen : « Une belle fin de saison et une magnifique aventure humaine »À l’image des oiseaux migrateurs, Didier Van Dalen a mis le cap sur le sud en ce mois d’octobre aux allures d’été i more >>
Güven et van der Sloot champions du Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux
- Magnifique fin de saison sur le Circuit Paul Ricard- Deux titres internationaux pour Ayhancan Güven, également champion de la Porsche Carrera Cup France- Van der Sloot championne avec la manière dans le classement B more >>
Three races with the DTM for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux in 2019!
Three prestige meetings with the DTM in the 2019 calendarZolder, Assen and the Nürburgring on the programmeEver-increasing interest in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux with new teams expected from next year more >>
Le Circuit Paul Ricard accueille la finale du Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux
Cap vers le sud pour la grande finalePlus de 20 concurrents du Benelux dans un peloton d’une quarantaine de Porsche 911 GT3 CupAyhancan Güven en solide leader du championnatSandra van der Sloot, une féminine a more >>
Didier Van Dalen : « Encore un week-end très instructif »
L’homme est ainsi fait que c’est parfois dans l’adversité qu’il retire le plus de plaisir et de satisfaction. Dimanche soir, après un cinquième rendez-vous plutôt animé pour le Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux sur le Circuit de Zolder, Didier Van Dalen avait le sourire. more >>
Güven file vers le Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux titre à Zolder
- Ayhancan Güven remporte les deux courses en marge du FIA Truck Grand Prix- Malgré deux podiums, Xavier Maassen est relégué à 35 points- Sandra van der Sloot prend les commandes chez les Pilotes B &nbs; more >>
Güven prend le large avant le break estival
- Pénalisé vendredi, Ayhancan Güven gagne samedi - Maassen malchanceux après avoir remporté la Course 1- Grouwels et van der Sloot s’imposent chez les pilotes B  Avec les Total 24 Hours of more >>
Un premier podium pour Didier Van Dalen en Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux !
La marche en avant se poursuit pour Didier Van Dalen et toute l’équipe du Kronos Porsche Centre ! La preuve avec ce premier podium signé vendredi lors du quatrième rendez-vous du Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux. En ajoutant un nouveau Top 5 le lendemain, juste avant le départ des Total 24 Heures de Spa, le Brabançon a même vécu le meilleur more >>
Güven et van de Grijspaarde en leaders avant Spa
- Les 70e Total 24 Hours of Spa, cadre prestigieux du quatrième rendez-vous du Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux l’année des 70 ans de Porsche- Le duel Güven-Maassen reprend de plus belle- Qui pour contrer van de Grijspaarde chez les Pilotes B ? - Mathieu Jaminet comme coach des participants du Junior Program  more >>
Le Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux recherche un jeune talent !
•    Première édition du Junior Recruitment Program au sein du Benelux•    Une formation pour les jeunes de moins de 25 ans •    Mathieu Jaminet, pilote officiel Porsche, comme coach•    Une aide d’une valeur de 40.000 euros à g more >>
Didier Van Dalen s’est régalé au volant de la 911 de Kronos Porsche Centre
...pour l’anniversaire des 70 ans de Porsche à Zandvoort.C’est avec le sourire que Didier Van Dalen a quitté le paddock de Zandvoort ce dimanche. « Nous avons passé un bon week-end », explique-t-il. more >>
Güven et Maassen gagnent aux Porsche Days Zandvoort
… et s’échappent au championnat · Les amateurs de la marque ont été gâtés lors des Porsche Days à Zandvoort· Güven et Maassen se partagent les victoires more >>
Un festival Porsche à Zandvoort
 - Deuxième visite de l’année sur le circuit de Zandvoort- Les Porsche Days et le 70e anniversaire de la marque comme décor- Güven en leader, mais les locaux Maassen et Van Splunteren sont en embuscade- À domicile, Van de Grijspaarde veut accentuer son avance chez les Pilotes B more >>
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux à Zandvoort
 - Deuxième rendez-vous de la saison à Zandvoort lors d’un meeting très populaire- Quarante Porsche 911 GT3 Cup en piste, dont 21 du Benelux- Güven et Van de Grijspaarde défendront leur leadership- Le retour de Koen et Kris Wauters dans le peloton more >>
Didier Van Dalen : « Un week-end plein d’enseignements »
En marge du Championnat du Monde d’Endurance, Didier Van Dalen a débuté ce week-end sa saison en Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux sur le circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Au volant de sa Porsche GT3 991 Cup GEN II, le pilote du Kronos Porsche Centre est monté en puissance tout au long du meeting pour le clôturer à une belle 6e position en Course 2. more >>
Güven et Maassen brillent sous le soleil de Spa-Francorchamps
 •           Débats très animés devant des tribunes combles•           Ayhancan Güven remporte la Course 1, Xavier Maassen la secon more >>
Porsche Carrera Cup France & Benelux Spa race 2 classification
Porsche Carrera Cup France & BeneluxTotal 6 Hours of Spa-FrancorchampsRace 2 (30')27 Valentin HASSE-CLOT Porsche GT3 Cup 991Sébastien Loeb Racing A 9 31:42.201 - 119.1 7 2:25.424 173.4   1 FRA555 Julien ANDLAUER Porsche GT3 Cup 991Team Martinet by Alméras A 9 31:42.386 +0.185 more >>
Porsche Carrera Cup France & Benelux - Spa Francorchamps race 1 classification
Porsche Carrera Cup France & Benelux Circuit de Spa - FrancorchampsSaturday, May 5th 2018     112 Alessio ROVERA Porsche GT3 Cup 991Tsunami RT A 10 30:02.345 - 139.74 2:23.895 175.2 1 ITA555 Julien ANDLAUER Porsche GT3 Cup 991Team Martinet by Alméras A 1030:03.555 +1.210 139 more >>
Le Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux prêt à affronter Spa
 - Première épreuve de la saison ce week-end à Spa-Francorchamps - Le Championnat du Monde d’Endurance (FIA WEC) en guise de décor- Pas moins de 20 engagés dans le Porsche GT3 Cup more >>
Presentation THE DRIVING FORCE - Passion on track
Yesterday we were invited by four people who made their mark in the motorsport world; Hans Van de Ven, Rudi Penders, Steven Stichelbout and Werner Daemen. Every car or motorbike fan knows what these men are up to but if they start inviting guest more >>
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux calendrier 2018
Une épreuve en lever de rideau des 24H de Spa pour compléter un magnifique calendrier !   Depuis son apparition en 2013, le Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux ne cesse de prendre de more >>
Didier Van Dalen et Kronos Porsche Centre - Saison 2018
Une saison complète en Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux pour Didier Van Dalen et Kronos Porsche Centre en 2018 !Depuis 2016, une Porsche 911 GT3 Cup porte les couleurs de Kronos Porsche Centre lors de la manche du Porsc more >>
Finale de la saison à Barcelone avec 4 candidats au titre dans chaque classe
Round 6 - Blancpain GT Series BarcelonaAvec les quatre courses passionnantes qui viennent d’avoir lieu sur le circuit de Zolder, les teams et les fans sont prêts pour la finale de la saison à Barcelone. La lutte promet d’être intense, avec pas moins de quatre candidats au titre absolu. more >>



Jobs Around the World

2001-2020 full copyright