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Hans Weijs (Hans Weijs Motorsport) secures double victory at Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux in Assen

  • Mees Muller (PG Motorsport) triumphs twice in 'GT4 RS' class, edging closer to the title

  • Next Stop: Spa-Francorchamps on September 6 for the season's fourth Round


ASSEN, July 11, 2024 – The third of five rounds of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux brought participants and teams to the northern Netherlands, specifically to the renowned TT Circuit Assen. Hans Weijs, representing Hans Weijs Motorsport, claimed victory in both races. Meanwhile, Niels Troost (Team GP Elite) leads the championship as the series heads into the summer break before the fourth round at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday, September 6.



The qualifying sessions on July 10 saw Niels Troost and Hans Weijs clinch pole positions. In the 'GT4 RS' class, Mees Muller was the fastest in both sessions, and Menno van de Grijspaarde (Team GP Elite) dominated the 'GT4 RS AM' class. In the '992 AM' category, Lennart Hiemstra and Nick Drogtrop (both from Triple & Crown Racing) shared the pole positions.



Race 1 Highlights

The first race on Wednesday, July 10, was a thrilling event influenced by the weather. A heavy shower prior to the race left the track wet, but the rain stopped at the start. Niels Troost, Mees Muller, Tyler Eaton (RFF Motorsport), and G. King (W.D.P. Racing) opted for slicks, while Michael Cool (Belgium Racing) chose older rain tires. Hans Weijs, on rain tires, had the best start on the soaked track, initially withstanding pressure from Cool. Eventually, Weijs held off Troost by a few seconds on a dry circuit.

 

Halfway through the race, the track was already dry, making it really difficult,” said Weijs. “But we narrowly made it after a really fun race.

 

We were indeed one lap short; otherwise, we could have won,” remarked Troost, who finished second. “It didn't make a difference.

 

Weijs secured the win ahead of Troost and Cool. Mees Muller finished fourth overall and won the 'GT4 RS' class, followed by Tyler Eaton and Belle Rappange (Team GP Elite). Lennart Hiemstra won the '992 AM' class, with Philippe Wils (Speedlover) and Alfred Lenferink (Hans Weijs Motorsport) following. G. King triumphed in the 'GT4 RS AM' class, ahead of Menno van de Grijspaarde and Bas Barenbrug (Bas Koeten Racing).



Race 2 Highlights

The second race, held on a dry track, saw Hans Weijs secure his second win, followed by Niels Troost and debutant Nick Drogtrop (Triple & Crown Racing), who won the '992 AM' class.

 

I immediately felt very good in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – Type 992 – and I am very happy that my debut went like this. A word of thanks to my teammate Lennart Hiemstra, without whom this debut would not have been possible,” said Nick Drogtrop.

 

Drogtrop finished ahead of Philippe Wils and Alfred Lenferink in his class. Michael Cool placed fourth overall, between Drogtrop and Wils. Troost continues to lead the championship standings.

 

In the 'GT4 RS' class, Mees Muller won again, followed by Dino van der Geest (Team GP Elite) and Tyler Eaton. Menno van de Grijspaarde topped the 'GT4 RS AM' class, with G. King and Bas Barenbrug completing the podium.



The Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux now takes a summer break, resuming on Friday, September 6, at the world-famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

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