Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (BWT Lechner Racing) treated spectators to a spirited performance on the storied German racetrack. The Frenchman took up the race from eleventh on the grid before launching a pursuit through the field. At the flag, the 19-year-old had ploughed his way up to fifth. “After the start I was nudged by another car and lost several positions. After that it was a really great race with a lot of overtaking. With a better qualifying result, maybe I could have ended up on the podium,” stated Andlauer. The positions behind him were occupied by Rettenbacher, Besler and Dylan Pereira (L/Lechner Racing Team).

In the amateur classification, Stefan Rehkopf (Huber Racing) celebrated a double victory. After clinching first place on Saturday, the German went on to win again on Sunday. Second place went to Carlos Rivas (L/Black Falcon Team Textar) ahead of his German teammate Sören Spreng.

Visiting as special guests were Alexander Pollich (CEO at Porsche Deutschland GmbH) and Bastian Schramm (Director Marketing Porsche Deutschland GmbH). Both gentlemen presented the trophies on the podium. 

After the season-opening weekend, ten Voorde leads the championship with 50 points. Behind him on second place sits Skoog (27 points) and Besler (25 points) in third. Besler is also the best rookie. After the double-header weekend, the 20-year-old has earned 45 points in this class. After his double victory in the amateur classification, Rehkopf leads with 50 points. In the team classification, Overdrive Racing by Huber ranks first (83 points).

For the next double-header, the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland heads to the Czech Republic from 17 to 19 May. Races three and four of the one-make cup will be contested at the Autodrom Most as support to the ADAC GT Masters.

Larry ten Voorde, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Hockenheim, 2019, Porsche AG
Race 1 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland at Hockenheim

Berkay Besler (Car Collection Motorsport) claimed position six on the storied 4.574-kilometre racetrack, making the 20-year-old Turk the best driver in the so-called Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Talent Pool – a support programme for young drivers in the one-make cup. Finishing behind the current champion of the Porsche Sports Cup were Tim Zimmermann (D/Black Falcon) and Gustav Malja (S/Förch Racing).

Porsche-Junior Julien Andlauer (BWT Lechner Racing) was disappointed with his first performance of the 2019 season. The Frenchman started from position twelve and ultimately lost one place at the flag. “To be honest, that race was pretty depressing. I managed to make up some places after the start, but I got entangled in another competitor’s collision, which threw me back down the field. Obviously I’m not happy with this result,” said Andlauer.

Victory in the amateur category went to Germany’s Stefan Rehkopf (Huber Racing), beating Carlos Rivas (L/Black Falcon Team Textar) and Matthias Jeserich (D/CARTECH Motorsport by Nigrin) on the Hockenheim circuit.

British influencer Sam Fane got a glimpse behind the scenes

Sam Fane experienced the race live. The British influencer has his own YouTube channel “Seen Through Glass” with over 420,000 subscribers. Fane got a glimpse behind the scenes of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and documented his day for his followers.

Race two of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will also be contested at the Hockenheimring, with ten Voorde again starting from pole position. The race takes off on Sunday at 11.30 hours as part of the DTM weekend.

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