Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux done with third round of the season
Sacha Norden takes both victories in Cayman GT4
Circuit Zolder, 21 July 2022. The Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux was present at Circuit Zolder on the Belgian national holiday for the third round of the season. Huber Racing's Flynt Schuring and Michel Arfman in the Team GP Elite's livery won the races in very varied weather conditions as the championship keeps growing. At home, the Belgians scored several podium places on the 21st of July. The next appointment is in mid-September at Assen in the north of the Netherlands.
The Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux was present in Limburg on a national holiday, of course at Circuit Zolder and that for the third of five meetings of the current season. “The rules of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux are quite simple,” explains series manager Lars Plato: “Racing takes place on a weekday, with all activities on one day, good for 150 'track' minutes. We admit various models of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and the same goes for the Porsche Cayman. Professional drivers, such as in the 'Pro' class of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, are banned again."
Flynt Schuring takes… almost everything
The Dutchman in the colors of Huber Racing was fastest in both qualifying sessions and also won the first race on a day in which the weather gods suddenly opened the heavens after weeks of drought. In that first race we saw Kurt Hensen (Speedlover) take second, ahead of the strongest man in the '991' class, Michel Arfman (GP Elite). Behind the trio, Sacha Norden drove for Team GP Elite to victory in the standings for the Porsche Cayman GT4.
Home rider, Kurt Hensen, (commas) was satisfied with his performance: “This is a great competition, in which the compactness is of course an advantage, especially for people who often find it difficult to free up time professionally. The fight is sporty, open and I had a great time.”
From the Belgian side there was also a third place in '992' for Gregory Stevens (NGT Racing) and a second place for Joël Uylenbroeck in the standings for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - Type 991 -.
In the second race Michel Arfman opted for slicks and the weather proved him right. He drove to victory in the final phase, ahead of Flynt Schuring and Sascha Norden, who also won in the Porsche Cayman GT4.
The Belgians took the rest of the podium places in '991' and '992', with Jos Jansen and Joël Uylenbroeck in '991' and Gregory Stevens and Kurt Hensen in their '992'. Arthur Peters also had a nice performance, who got a drive through in his NGT Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 for an incident in the first race, and then drove from behind to fourth place and in the meantime also recorded the fastest lap time.
Gregory Stevens: “It was a very beautiful day, in very difficult weather conditions and I learned a lot. This is also an excellent preparation for the 24 Hours of Zolder, in which my brother and I will also be at the start in this very car. My appreciation goes to the organization of this competition, which is perfectly suited to us.”
On September 12, the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux will continue the season at the Assen circuit.