LEUSDEN (February 21, 2022) – In exactly two months, on April 21, the first of a total of five events of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux will take place on CM.com Circuit Zandvoort. The Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux is carried out by the same organizational team that is also behind the successful Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, the fastest one-make series of the Benelux. The Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux, with one-day events on famous circuits in the Netherlands and Belgium, focuses mainly on 'gentlemen drivers'. It is the next step on the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid, after the Porsche Track Experience.
Of course, the track days of the Porsche Track Experience are fascinating. Many like to take advantage of the opportunity to experience the full potential of a Porsche in the safe environment of a well-equipped track and to take their own driving qualities to a higher level. However, some want more, the step to competition, with several Porsches on the track. To this end, the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux offers an ideal entry point.
“In recent years we have already gained the necessary experience with the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux and the Porsche Sprint Trophy Benelux, but for those who want to take their first steps in the field of sprint racing, the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux is a perfect choice,” says Lars Plato, series manager of the competition. "Porsches are driven exclusively, entirely according to the guidelines of Porsche Motorsport, so that the series is also officially referred to as Porsche Sprint Challenge."
Only for gentlemen drivers
Participation in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux is exclusively reserved for 'gentlemen drivers': professional drivers from the various Porsche Carrera Cups and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup are excluded from participation. “We also take the target group into account when planning the events,” explains series manager Plato. “These are all one-day events with a total of 150 minutes of driving time on the circuits of Assen, Zandvoort and Zolder. The program consists of free practice, qualifying and two races of half an hour each with a rolling start. In addition, driving takes place on weekdays, so that people, often busy entrepreneurs, keep the weekend available for other purposes.”
Thanks to a collaboration with Pon Porsche Import and GP Elite, two events will take place in combination with the Porsche Track Experience and two events in combination with GP Elite Track Days. The event in Zolder (Belgium) will take place during the Race Promotion Day. A wide range of Porsches can take part in the races, including 911 GT3 Cup of various generations, 911 GT4 Cup, 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport and Cayman GT4 Clubsport (981). The field is divided into three divisions.
As with the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, the participants can count on high-quality hospitality with catering, technical support, parts service and tire service from partner Michelin. An EU license from the KNAF or another national motorsport federation is required to participate. Further information can be found at www.sprintchallengebenelux.com.
Calendar Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux 2022
Thursday 21 April: CM.com Circuit Zandvoort (NL)
Monday 4 July: CM.com Circuit Zandvoort (NL)
Thursday 21 July: Circuit Zolder (B)
Monday September 12: TT-Circuit Assen (NL)
Friday October 14: CM.com Circuit Zandvoort (NL)