Pereira scores second win of the season, ten Voorde defends points lead

Two races, two winners and loads of action – spectators at the Sachsenring were treated to gripping motor racing on Sunday in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. Larry ten Voorde won the first race of the day, with race two going to Dylan Pereira in his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

Round 3 + 4

The first Carrera Cup race of the weekend was contested on Saturday as part of the ADAC GT Masters event, with Pereira claiming his first victory in the German one-make cup. 

Two safety car phases added to the suspense during the first race on Sunday. However, polesitter ten Voorde kept his composure and made flawless restarts both times. In the last laps, his hottest pursuer Pereira lay in wait for his chance to overtake – in vain. Ten Voorde fended him off to take the flag in first place after 21 laps. “That was a terrific race. It was important to eke out a small lead early on and stay focused despite the interruptions in the race,” said the 24-year-old. Third place went to Diego Bertonelli (Fach Auto Tech) from the Porsche Carrera Cup Talent Pool. This was the Italian’s first time on the podium in the German one-make cup. Julian Hanses (Förch Racing) from Germany finished on fourth with his 21-year-old compatriot from the district of Saxony Toni Wolf (Overdrive Racing by Huber) crossing the finish line in fifth on home turf. 

During the second race of the day, the Porsche Taycan Turbo safety car had to be deployed while a vehicle was being salvaged. Pereira kept his cool – with the Luxembourger ultimately clinching a lights-to-flag victory. Pursuer ten Voorde managed to keep the gap to less than one second over large stretches of the race but was unable to put any serious pressure on the Förch driver. “That was a successful weekend with two wins and three podium results. My first laps were super and I managed to pull away slightly from Larry ten Voorde,” concluded Pereira. Leon Köhler (Germany/T3/HRT Motorsport) secured third place as the best Talent Pool driver. Julian Hanses and Laurin Heinrich (Germany/T3/HRT Motorsport) rounded off the top five. 

Taycan Turbo, 911 GT3 Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Round 3 + 4, Sachsenring 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Sachsenring, 2020, Porsche AG

There were two winners in the ProAm category on Sunday: Carlos Rivas (Luxembourg/Black Falcon Team Textar) claimed the first win, with Matthias Jeserich (CarTech Motorsport by Nigrin) winning the classification at Sunday’s second race. On Saturday evening, the Carrera Cup was showcased on “PS on Air”. At the motorsport talk show presented by the ADAC, the driver coach of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Talent Pool, Wolf Henzler, as well as the two youngsters Leon Köhler and Laurin Heinrich (both Germany/T3/HRT Motorsport), discussed the successful youth development initiative of the national one-make cup. The full programme can be viewed on ADAC’s YouTube channel. 

“That was a spectacular race weekend at the Sachsenring. Teams and drivers faced a special challenge with three races at one event. Everyone involved did their utmost to ensure that the spectators at the ADAC GT Masters weekend experienced some fantastic motorsport,” said Hurui Issak, the Project Manager of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland.

After four of eleven races, ten Voorde from the Netherlands retains his top spot in the standings with 90 points. Pereira (79) and Köhler (60) rank second and third. The third Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland weekend also features three races. The Red Bull Ring in Austria hosts the one-make cup run as support to the ADAC GT Masters from 16 to 19 October. 

Overall result Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland

Result race 3, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
1. Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Nebulus Racing by Huber)
2. Dylan Pereira (Luxembourg/Förch Racing)
3. Diego Bertonelli (Italy/Fach Auto Tech)
4. Julian Hanses (Germany/Förch Racing)
5. Toni Wolf (Germany/Overdrive Racing by Huber)

Result race 4, 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. Julian Hanses (Germany/Förch Racing)
5. Laurin Heinrich (Germany/T3/HRT Motorsport)

Points standings after 4 of 11 races
Drivers’ classification
1. Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 90 points
2. Dylan Pereira (Luxembourg/Förch Racing), 79 points
3. Leon Köhler (Germany/T3/HRT Motorsport), 60 points

Round 2

The winner of the second round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season is Dylan Pereira. At the Sachsenring, the Luxembourger clinched his first victory in the German one-make cup. Larry ten Voorde  achieved second place at the race on Saturday, with Leon Köhler 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 (Netherlands/Nebulus Racing by Huber) 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. 

As the fastest in qualifying, ten Voorde took up the 30-minute race from pole position at the wheel of his 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.

Dylan Pereira, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Race 2, Sachsenring, 2020, Porsche AG

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 (Förch Racing) 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.

Leon Köhler (Deutschland/T3/HRT Motorsport) 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). Two more Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland races are on Sunday’s programme: Race three starts at 10:30am local time, with the fourth round getting underway at 16:05pm. Both races are streamed live on the internet. Fans can watch the races on the official YouTube and Facebook channels (@CarreraCupDeutschland) and in the Porsche Motorsport Hub.

Overall result Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland

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
Drivers’ classification
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

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