Jaxon Verhoeven (Speedlover) and Flynt Schuring (Huber Racing) overall winners
Various champions crowned after Porsche Festival in the north of the Netherlands
Assen. The Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux was ready for the fourth of five rounds last Monday and, as the format wishes, all the action was completed in one day. The drivers were presented with 150 minutes of track time, with the highlight of course being the two 30-minute races. As always, several generations of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and the Porsche Cayman GT4 appeared at the start, which again resulted in strong and exciting competition in Assen. Jaxon Verhoeven (Speedlover) and Flynt Schuring (Huber Racing) were the winners in the overall standings and after this penultimate meeting of the season, some participants are already certain of their title. Appointment now for an exciting final on Friday 14 October in the Dutch dunes, of course on the circuit where Max Verstappen recently won the GP of the Netherlands: Circuit Zandvoort.
The concept of the meetings of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux is of course unchanged, with all the action in one day. “And that seems to appeal to people,” said Series Managar Lars Plato. “In Assen we had no less than 22 cars, a very good result and that was thanks to the regular names, but also to new names and drivers who rejoin, I spontaneously think of the Team GP Elite drivers Floris Dullaart or Bernhard ten Brinke. The special philosophy of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux is becoming more and more known and that is a good basis for building further into 2023. I am already happy with the result of the meeting in Assen and of course also the previous meetings this season.”
Fierce battles on all fronts
Sportingly, Jaxon Verhoeven took the first cups and flowers on Monday, with a great battle behind him for the other places of honor. Floris Dullaart, Roger Hodenius (Team GP Elite), Flynt Schuring and Bernhard ten Brinke finished in that order within a second of each other, all in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – type 992 -. Michel Arfam (Team GP Elite) was the fastest man in the '991' class. In the GT4 class, victory went to Andreas Wirth (PG Motorsport), ahead of Lin Hodenius (Team GP Elite) and Etienne Ploenes (PG Motorsport). Patrick van den Berg was the fastest in the '981' class.
In the second race we saw Flynt Schuring win ahead of Floris Dullaart and Bernhard ten Brinke, with Michel Arfam again as fastest in the '991' class. Etienne Ploenes (PG Motorsport) overtook Lin Hodenius and Sacha Norden in GT4, with Patrick van den Berg again in the '981' class.
The first champions are known
With his podium and victory in Assen, Flynt Schuring is immediately certain of the title in Division I for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup - type 992 -, while the battle for the other podium places will be settled in Zandvoort. Michel Arfam is again certain of the first place in the Division II for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – type 991 -. Patrick van der Berg is the third champion, with a title in Division IV for the Porsche Cayman – type 981 -.
Make a note in your diary that on Friday the 14th of October the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux will close the season at Circuit Zandvoort and that the battle will be intense again!