Saturday October 3 2020 is a day that will be engraved in the memory of Dylan Pereira . At the Sachsenring, the Luxembourger clinched his first victory in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Nebulus Racing by Huber) achieved second place at the race on Saturday, with Leon Köhler (Deutschland/T3/HRT Motorsport) on third. “My first Carrera Cup victory! I’m over the moon!
The team set my vehicle up perfectly for the final laps. Towards the end I was faster than Larry ten Voorde and was rewarded for it,” said Pereira. On the tradition-steeped circuit west of Chemnitz, drivers and teams experience an action-packed event: As part of the ADAC GT Masters weekend, three Carrera Cup races are contested for the first time in the 30-year history.
Larry ten Voorde starts in pole position
As the fastest in qualifying, ten Voorde took up the 30-minute race from pole position at the wheel of his 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The champion of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup defended his top spot at the start, pulled ahead of the field in the first laps and was on a clear course for victory. Pereira, however, took up the chase and treated onlookers to a gripping finale on the 3.671-kilometre racetrack.
After the Förch driver had overtaken Köhler in lap one, he went in pursuit of the leading ten Voorde over the final laps. On the 17th lap, Pereira swept into first place and finished in first place ahead of ten Voorde. “Although I was leading for a long time, I have to be content with second place. Dylan Pereira was simply faster than me in the final laps. Now we’ll take a look at the data so that we can clock top lap times over the entire distance at Sunday’s races,” concluded ten Voorde.
Turbulent race for Leon Köhler
Leon Köhler took the flag in third place after a turbulent race. The driver from the junior programme of the one-make cup, the so-called Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Talent Pool, had to relinquish his second spot to Pereira at the start. The 21-year-old then fended off an attack from his pursuer Diego Bertonelli (Italy/Fach Auto Tech) and fought ten Voorde for second place over the last laps. “My start wasn’t great, but I gradually found my rhythm as the race progressed. Ultimately, it was good for second place. I had some great duels during the race,” said Köhler.
Bertonelli finished on fourth place ahead of the two Germans Laurin Heinrich (T3/HRT Motorsport) and Julian Hanses (Förch Racing). Seventh went to Joey Mawson (Fach Auto Tech) from Australia. Rudy van Buren (Netherlands/CarTech Motorsport by Nigrin) occupied eighth place. Victory in the ProAm category went to Carlos Rivas (Luxembourg/Black Falcon Team Textar) ahead of Matthias Jeserich (Germany/CarTech Motorsport by Nigrin) and his compatriot Stefan Rehkopf (Nebulus Racing by Huber).
After the second of 11 races, ten Voorde leads the championship with 45 points. Second place is occupied by Köhler with 36 points followed by Pereira on third (34 points).
Result race 2, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
1. Dylan Pereira (Luxembourg/Förch Racing)
2. Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Nebulus Racing by Huber)
3. Leon Köhler (Germany/T3/HRT Motorsport)
4. Diego Bertonelli (Italy/Fach Auto Tech)
5. Laurin Heinrich (Germany/T3/HRT Motorsport)
6. Julian Hanses (Germany/Förch Racing)
7. Joey Mawson (Australia/Fach Auto Tech)
8. Rudy van Buren (Netherlands/CarTech Motorsport by Nigrin)
9. Kay van Berlo (Netherlands /Nebulus Racing by Huber)
10. Lukas Ertl (Germany/T3/HRT Motorsport)
Points standings after 2 of 11 races
1. Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 45 points
2. Leon Köhler (Germany/T3/HRT Motorsport), 36 points
3. Dylan Pereira (Luxembourg/Förch Racing), 34 points
Edited Porsche factory press release.
Pictures courtesy Porsche AG