The season start of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux is still a few weeks away from us. The visit of the FIA WEC or World Endurance Championships at Spa-Francorchamps in the Belgian Ardennes is traditionally the first appointment for the fastest brand cup in the Benelux.
The starting grid of the tenth edition of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux again looks very promising. No fewer than four cars on that starting grid bear the colors of the Belgian team RedAnt Racing. Strong news is also that the former world cycling champion Tom Boonen is making his appearance at the wheel of a Porsche 992 GT3 Cup of the aforementioned formation. Besides Boonen in the Pro-Am category, we also see Sam Dejonghe and Xavier Maassen in ‘Pro’, while Ad Geerts and Luc Vanderfeesten share a Porsche 992 GT3 Cup in the Am category.
Bert Redant and his wife Inge Puimège are the driving force behind the young RedAnt Racing. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Bert Redant is also a gentlemen driver with a great deal of experience. For example, he became Belgian endurance champion and he also won the 24 Hours of Zolder. In recent years he has been racing with his sons Ayrton and Yannick, but a lot of energy also goes into the professional development of RedAnt Racing.
“We will continue to focus on the growth of our team, with a three-part program, in which the highly regarded Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux is the main focus”, Bert Redant looks ahead to the 2022 season. “In the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux we are entering no fewer than four Porsche 992 GT3 Cup, of which two in Pro, one in Pro-Am and one in Am. As far as the drivers are concerned, Sam Dejonghe and Xavier Maassen are our spearheads for the general title, so we call on the experience of Xavier, who already has two titles in this competition, and the hunger for victory of Sam, someone we should no longer imagine. Tom Boonen will certainly fight for the title in his category, as he is and remains a top athlete who only goes for the highest podium place. He has made a lot of progress in motorsport in recent years and we will continue to work on that together. Ad Geerts and Luc Vanderfeesten together represent the Porsche Center Maastricht Porsche Center Eindhoven. They will want to turn their experience of last year in the Am category into success.”
“I don’t often use superlatives, but the deployment of four cars by RedAnt Racing and the arrival of Tom Boonen, but also Sam Dejonghe proves that the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux is highly regarded and on the wish list of many drivers and teams. state”, is Olivier Aerts, Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux-Series Manager. “In addition, the two-time champion Xavier Maassen remains loyal to our competition and Ad Geerts and Luc Vanderfeesten show that our Porsche Carrera Cup is also the place to be for gentlemen drivers.”
The Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux traditionally stands for two sprint races per weekend, spread over six meetings in the context of, among others, FIA WEC, DTM and ADAC GT Masters, in successively Spa-Francorchamps, Zolder, Zandvoort, Assen, Barcelona and Hockenheim.
The start of the season will take place on April 15 with the official test day in Spa-Francorchamps, followed by the official start of competition during the Belgian round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, from 5 to May 7.