After the start of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux and more recently the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, it is now up to the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux to start the season at Circuit Zolder.
On Sunday, just after one o’clock in the afternoon, the 2022 season will start with six races on the program on no fewer than four different circuits and of course culminating in the 24 Hours of Zolder in mid-August. The Porsche Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux is not only part of the Belcar national endurance championship, it is also a strong pillar with more than ten cars at the start of the 2022 season, this Sunday on the Limburg asphalt of Circuit Zolder.
Just a reminder of the principles of the competition. Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – Type 991 and 992 and the Porsche Cayman GT4 compete for the title in the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux. That championship is an integral part of the Belcar Endurance Championship and of course contests the same calendar. The championship kicks off on Sunday 15 May during the New Race Festival, with a race over 125 minutes.
No fewer than nine Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, in addition to a few Porsche Cayman GT4, will start on Sunday. As for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – Type 992, no fewer than four different teams are present, with Speedlover, Belgium Racing, Q1 Trackracing and Russell Racing by NGT Racing. Belgium Racing will enter two ‘992’, including one for the reigning champion in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux and the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux, Dylan Derdaele, who will do it with Michael Cool. The well-known brothers Koen and Kris Wauters are in the other Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – Type 992 of the team from North Limburg. Speedlover is also doing it with two similar cars, one for Wim Meulders and Rik Renmans, while the names of the second car have yet to be announced. Q1 Trackracing and Russell Racing by NGT Racing call on respectively Filip Teunkens and Jan Lauryssen on the one hand and Christoff Corten, Jeffrey Van Hooydonck, Hans Thiers and Frank Thiers on the other.
The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – Type 991 is still a great car for longer races, as RUSH Competition by Speedlover with Toon Hungenaert and Dries Geladé proves, but also MM Racing with Mick, Steve and Tom Meurrens and Belgium Racing that appeals to Michiel Haverans and Jerry De Weerdt do.
Last but not least, in the GTB class we see Tip Top Rent (Arthur Peters), BE Motorsport (Stephan Beyens/Didier Beyens) and Q1 Trackracing with a Porsche Cayman GT4.
Free practice sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 9.10am for one hour, while qualifying starts at 1.45pm. The race itself will be given the green light, Sunday at 1.05 pm.