- Together with Belcar National Endurance Championship on former French F1
- Race of180 minutes during weekend on French soil
Zonhoven, May 30, 2022. For the second Porsche Endurance Trophy Benelux, the teams to the center of France. On the circuit of Magny-Cours, where the French F1 Grand Prix was held between 1991 and 2008, the teams will complete a three-hour race on Monday. The match is the second of the season, after the opener in Zolder, Limburg, where Kris and Koen Wauters in the colors of Belgium Racing took the win. The team of father and son Derdaele put in a very strong performance with a full podium after 125 minutes of racing.
We return to Circuit Zolder, where Belgium Racing ends the season convincing way. Dylan Derdaele and Michael Cool finished in second place, where Michiel Haverans in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – Type 991 after a beautiful race crossed the finish line in third place, all in the colors of Belgium Racing. Michiel Haverans is a boy of 18 and goes through life with a autism spectrum disorder. Jerry de Weerdt, plus dad and Michiel's supervisor, gives something more text and explanation.
“Michiel doesn't always have an easy time because of this disorder and in daily life it is certainly not a gift, but we try to turn things around with him too. We have already noticed that once he has a helmet on, he becomes much more confident, and racing is something is what he feels particularly good about. One of the elements of his disorder is that he is very can be focused and executes that perfectly, Marc Goossens expects of him. We saw that in Zolder
with a very nice race and very regular lap times. For us it is important to show the sports world that you can also do a lot with autism in sports to achieve. Thanks to Marc Goossens and the team of Patrick Derdaele for the opportunities in this strong competition.”
Competition wants revenge
The competition, notably Russell Racing by NGT, Speedlover, RUSH Competition and Q1 TrackRacing will be out for revenge. Q1 Trackracing turned the tide right after the race in Zolder, where the car of Filip Teunkens and Jan Lauryssen already left the race disappeared. The team led by Nicolas Vandierendonck, meanwhile, won in the international GT Open competition several prizes and seems ready for the French foray.
But the other teams also have the dates of the opener of the season grounding reviewed and will do everything they can to improve proportions in the battle for victory turn. Arthur Peters and Jurgen Gulicher do it with the Cayman GT4 from Tip Top Rent by NGT in France.
The match in France will also be even more strategic at 180 minutes and possibly the weather, with showers, can also play a significant role in the first of two foreign trips this year.