This weekend it's time again for the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux, in the of the Belcar Endurance Championship. The championship is due for its third meeting, after Circuit Zolder and Magny-Cours, with the next race taking place in Spa-Francorchamps. A 125-minute race is scheduled, starting just before noon on Sunday. Once again, there are the regulars of the Porsche competition that are present in the Belgian Ardennes: Speedlover, Belgium Racing, Q1 Trackracing and Russell Racing by NGT.
The Spa Euro Race has been a fixture on the Belgian motorsport calendar for thirty years and after a few difficult years, for well-known reasons, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit is once again celebrating. The Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux will also be there, as part of the Belcar Endurance Championship, of course, for the third race of the season.
Lars Plato, Series Manager of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux, explains the race that marks the first half of the season and will also be the last before the 24 Hours of Zolder, on 13 and 14 August.
“We are happy to race the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux in Francorchamps, it is and remains a wonderful circuit where the qualities of our various Porsche models come into their own. After all, the Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux is not only about our Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – Type 992, but we also see excellent performances of the various Type 991 and remarkably, in the general classification of the national Belgian Endurance Championship or the Belcar Endurance Championship is the second place for the Tip Top Rent Porsche Cayman, which is also used for the NGT Racing team. So Porsche has a solution for every type of driver and I think the Porsche Cayman GT4 is a bit overlooked at the moment, especially in light of the upcoming 24-hour race in Zolder. It is a car that could end up very high in that grueling race.”
Of course, the various Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will also be present in Spa-Francorchamps, during a race that threatens to get particularly hot. "That too is an element in motorsport and Porsche is known for its reliability in long races, just think of the GT class victories at both Daytona and Le Mans earlier this year."