PMSC: Dylan Pereira wins a 300th Porsche Supercup race

The race

Luxembourger Pereira vehemently fended off steady attacks from his Turkish BWT Lechner Racing teammate Ayhancan Güven to take a win in a anniversary competition of a general one-make championship. With Güven eventually holding second spot, Germany’s Laurin Heinrich (Nebulus Racing by Huber) dull out a lectern as a fastest rookie of a 32-strong domain of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. 

Just metres after a start, a wilful conditions unfolded in a barbarous Eau Rouge passage. “I got divided good during a start and was means to immediately go for Larry,” says Pereira. On a proceed to Eau Rouge he pulled alongside pole-setter Larry 10 Voorde from a GP Elite team. The dual cars overwhelmed somewhat – promulgation a Dutchman into a spin. “I was on a line charity reduction hold and that done me slide,” Ten Voorde after admitted. While a reigning champion rejoined a competition movement in 13th place, Pereira took a lead. 

After another automobile spun, a competition executive sent a reserve automobile out onto a lane as a precautionary measure. At a restart, Porsche Junior Güven grabbed his possibility to conflict a heading Pereira. He, however, shielded his positions during a front. While a dual 911 racers proceeded to lift transparent from a rest of a field, Güven was incompetent to make another critical try to pass his teammate. 

Behind them, a conflict for positions continued during full force – not always though contact. One of a victims was Jaxon Evans (Martinet by Alméras). After holding adult a competition from a third grid spot, a New Zealander, who now ranks second in a series, was nudged into a spin by a rival, foiling his chances to acquire points and tighten a opening to a altogether personality Ten Voorde. 

Meanwhile, a categorical protagonists in a quarrel for third place were Austria‘s Christopher Zöchling (FACH AUTO TECH), a dual Germans Laurin Heinrich and Leon Köhler (both Nebulus Racing by Huber) and Max outpost Splunteren (Team GP Elite) from a Netherlands. The conflict among this party was quickly interrupted by a second reserve automobile proviso caused by some-more spins. When a competition executive deployed a reserve automobile for a third time due to a automobile stranded in a sand trap, Heinrich was using in third behind Pereira and Güven. Because a competition finished behind a reserve car, this sequence stayed a same. “I started from 10th place and finished on third – something like this can usually occur in a soppy race,” says a gay Heinrich. 

Thanks to his initial feat of this season, Dylan Pereira has changed adult a points standings to third place behind Ten Voorde and Evans. For this, a Luxembourger also perceived a accolade spray in further to a common trophy, as did a rookie personality Heinrich and a Nicolas Misslin (Lechner Racing Middle East), from Monaco, as a best-placed ProAm motorist – a wise loyalty to a prolonged and successful story of a Porsche Supercup.

“The 300th competition of a Porsche Supercup was positively one of a many sparkling – a estimable anniversary. Despite a cold weather, we witnessed energetic fights for positions. My congratulations go quite to a frontrunners who treated us to some retaining racing underneath intensely formidable conditions,” says Oliver Schwab, Project Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

Premiere during Zandvoort subsequent weekend

Next weekend, a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be hold as partial of a Dutch Grand Prix support programme from 3 to 5 Sep 2021. This eventuality outlines a premiere in a 28-year story of a Supercup, with a one-make crater racing for a initial time in Zandvoort. 

Race 5 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, 11 laps, Spa-Francorchamps (B)

1. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), 32:30.673 minutes
2. Ayhancan Güven (TR/BWT Lechner Racing); + 1.138 seconds
3. Laurin Heinrich (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), + 2.145 seconds
4. Christopher Zöchling (A/FACH AUTO TECH), + 3.475 seconds
5. Max outpost Splunteren (NL/Team GP Elite), +3.814 seconds
6. Marvin Klein (F/CLRT), + 5.139 seconds

Overall sequence Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup after 5 of 8 races*

1. Larry 10 Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 100 points
2. Jaxon Evans (NZ/Martinet by Alméras), 81 points
3. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), 57 points
4. Ayhancan Güven (TR/BWT Lechner Racing), 54 points
5. Laurin Heinrich (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 53 points
6. Leon Köhler (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 49 points

*Full formula and altogether classifications:
motorsports.porsche.com/usa/en/article/2021/03/12/pmsc-2021-results

The qualifying

At spin 5 of a general one-make cup, a reigning champion from a Netherlands planted his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup on stick position in pouring rain. The GP Elite driver’s opening to Dylan Pereira (BWT Lechner Racing) from Luxembourg was 0.568-seconds – an considerable domain by Supercup standards.

“With a immature light for subordinate it began to flow – and a conditions became intensely difficult. we also bumped into a associate aspirant during my initial drifting lap. But we remained ease and managed to grasp another unequivocally good lap,” says a anxious Larry 10 Voorde, a stream points leader. Dylan Pereira, for whom a Formula One circuit during Spa-Francorchamps is roughly a home track, initial had to familiarize himself with a new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in a rain. “Sections of a racetrack such as Eau Rouge or Blanchimont are hugely severe even in balmy conditions. The adrenaline rush is even larger in a rain,” says a Luxembourger.

Setting a third-fastest time, Frenchman Florian Latorre (CLRT) managed to kick a Martinet by Alméras motorist Jaxon Evans from New Zealand, who now ranks second in a altogether standings. Behind Max outpost Splunteren (NL), a second motorist of a Team GP Elite squad, his 16-year-old compatriot Morris Schuring incited a sixth quickest lap. The youngest aspirant of a weekend receives coaching from Ten Voorde. Position 7 was achieved by Ayhancan Güven. “My automobile was set adult for a dry track,” certified a Porsche Junior from Turkey, who competes for a BWT Lechner Racing squad. “To be honest, we didn’t design such complicated rain.” 

 

Rain is also likely for Sunday’s race. In further to a apparent – wise grooved tyres – a teams also have to adjust other sum of their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers to soppy conditions. “We adjust a back spoiler with a steeper angle of conflict to emanate downforce during a back spindle and lend a back wheels improved traction,” describes pole-setter Ten Voorde. This outcome requires an composition of a stop change towards a back axle. “What we really need to equivocate is carrying a front wheels close adult underneath braking, given afterwards a automobile will not spin in,” a reigning champion explains. 

For additional grip, a softer set-up of a anti-roll bars is needed. “On a soppy track, we also take a kerbs some-more aggressively to get a some-more approach racing line,” reveals Porsche Junior Güven. “So that a front splitter is not damaged, we lift a float tallness of my car.” Another effective magnitude would be to name a sleet environment for a startle absorbers. This, however, is released in a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup to keep costs for a teams within reasonable limits. “That’s not a problem given we all competition with a same startle absorber settings anyway,” adds Güven. 

Round 5 of a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, consisting of 11 laps on a Spa-Francorchamps Formula One track, starts on Sunday (29 Aug 2021) during 12:05 CEST. Live broadcasts will be accessible on Eurosport and Sky Sports, as good as f1tv.formula1.com. Fans can also follow a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup during any time on Twitter (@PorscheSupercup / @PorscheRaces), Instagram (@PorscheSupercup) and Facebook (@PorscheSupercup). Full formula and a altogether championship standings can be found on a following link: https://motorsports.porsche.com/usa/en/article/2021/03/12/pmsc-2021-results

Result Qualifying, spin 5 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Spa-Francorchamps (B)

1. Larry 10 Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 2:38.665 minutes
2. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), + 0.568 seconds
3. Florian Latorre (F/CLRT), + 0.661 seconds
4. Jaxon Evans (NZ/Martinet by Alméras), + 0.798 seconds
5. Max outpost Splunteren (NL/Team GP Elite), + 0.798 seconds
6. Morris Schuring (NL/GP Elite), + 0.893 seconds

The preview

This weekend, a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup celebrates a miracle during Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium: as support to a Belgian Grand Prix (27 – 29 August), a general one-make crater founded in 1993 binds a 300th race. A 32-strong domain of ca. 375 kW (510 PS) 992-generation 911 GT3 Cup cars is approaching to competition spin 5 of a 2021 season. When it premiered 28 years ago in Imola, Italy, a Type 964 indication 911 had an outlay of 202 kW (275 PS).


Michael Steiner, Member of a Executive Board for Research and Development during Porsche AG

Michael Steiner, Member of a Executive Board for Research and Development during Porsche AG, comments: “One-make array with a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup have shaped a basement of a patron competition for decades. In a stream season, there are 29 array on a inhabitant level. In addition, there’s a general Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup during a pinnacle. It’s deliberate to be one of a toughest racing array where a motorist depends above all else. There’s a good reason that a Supercup has proven itself to be an glorious training height for a Porsche Junior Programme. Many Porsche works drivers, universe continuation champions and Le Mans winners have emerged from this. With a 300th race, a Supercup cements a position as one of a longest-lasting one-make cups in a world.”


The 964 RS Cup during a initial ever Porsche Supercup race, in Imola, Italy

The really initial competition of a Porsche Supercup, as it was afterwards known, was on Apr 25, 1993 and anxious Formula One fans as partial of a San Marino Grand Prix support programme. Germany’s Uwe Alzen crossed a finish line in initial place during Imola. Since then, a 911 Cup has done guest appearances during 22 opposite marks in 16 countries, covering around 1.4 million kilometres during racing pace. The record champion is Patrick Huisman – a Dutchman won a Supercup pretension 4 years in a quarrel in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. 

The Grand Prix circuit during Spa-Francorchamps is one of a many renouned venues on a Supercup calendar. The opposite generations of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup have competed there 28 times. The racetrack, that is dubbed a ‘Ardennes rollercoaster’ for good reason, has played a special purpose in a 28-year story of a Supercup some-more than once. In 2001, a sum of 50 of a cars competed opposite any other during a corner eventuality with a Porsche Supercup and a Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. Back then, a Frenchman Stéphane Ortelli won forward of Germany’s Marc Lieb, who after became a Porsche works motorist and is now Team Leader Sports Communication during Porsche. 


Patrick Dempsey in 2015

In 2015, Hollywood star Patrick Dempsey, of Grey’s Anatomy fame, done a guest coming during Spa. The American was one of some-more than 200 drivers to competition in a several VIP racers, in that celebrities from uncover business as good as champions from Formula One, rallying and motorcycle racing got a ambience of a Supercup action. In 2016, a immature Dutchman in a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup captivated courtesy for a initial time on a tradition-steeped Belgian racetrack. Larry 10 Voorde will subsequent weekend competition as a reigning champion and stream points’ leader. 


Oliver Schwab, Project Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

“This singular multiple of desirous immature drivers, gifted VIP guest drivers and eager ProAms has been one of a secrets to a Supercup’s success given 1993. We can also be unapproachable of a fact that a best teams from a inhabitant Porsche Carrera Cups line adult on a grid in a Supercup. In a stream season, too, this brew ensures a high turn of professionalism and sparkling races, though during a same time creates an flawlessly accessible atmosphere in a pits and in a paddock,” says Oliver Schwab, Project Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. 

Round 5 of a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup gets underway on Sunday (29 August) during 12:05 CEST. Live broadcasts will be accessible on a Eurosport and Sky Sports TV channels, as good as via f1tv.formula1.com. Fans can also follow a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup movement with a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup during any time on Twitter (@PorscheSupercup / @PorscheRaces), Instagram (@PorscheSupercup) and Facebook (@PorscheSupercup). Full formula and a altogether championship standings can be found at: motorsports.porsche.com/usa/en/article/2021/03/12/pmsc-2021-results

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup relies on Esso Renewable Racing Fuel 

Porsche and ExxonMobil are implementing a two-stage plan in a introduction of renewable fuels in a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. This season, a racing vehicles will be powered by a mix of bio-based fuel. This modernized biofuel is performed from food rubbish products. Additional components are blended in to capacitate a compulsory fuel properties and explosion behaviour.

In 2022, a subsequent step will be to deliver synthetically made eFuel. This Esso Renewable Racing Fuel is expected to revoke hothouse gas emissions by adult to 85 per cent, when blended to stream marketplace fuel standards for today’s newcomer vehicles. The partnership between Porsche and ExxonMobil aims to benefit profitable practice to find pathways toward intensity destiny consumer adoption.

Schedule spin 5 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup (all times CEST)

Friday, 27 August
5:25 – 6:10 pm: Free practice

Saturday, 28 August
1:50 – 2:20 pm: Qualifying

Sunday, 29 August
12:05 pm: Race (11 laps)

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, altogether standings after 4 of 8 races

1. Larry 10 Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 92 points
2. Jaxon Evans (NZ/Martinet by Alméras), 75 points
3. Leon Köhler (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 46 points
4. Florian Latorre (F/CLRT), 41 points
5. Dorian Boccolacci (F/Martinet by Alméras), 36 points
6. Laurin Heinrich (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 36 points

2021 calendar Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup