Chatting with 2 Times Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Champion Larry ten Voorde.
Talking about his career, Motorsport, Questions from you guys, and much more!
I got the opportunity to chat a bit with 2 times Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Champion Larry ten Voorde. The dutchman recently won his second Championship in the Porsche Supercup we talked about his career, Motorsport, and some questions from you guys
Have you always wanted to be a racing driver?
Yes, even though I don't come from a motorsport family, racing is what I wanted and I wanted to be the best.
How did your career start?
I started in 2005 by going karting with some friends, when I got home I told my parents that this is what I wanted to do.
Which driver do you look up to the most and why?
Actually, I don't really look up to one, the most important thing is to stick with yourself and improve yourself and not compare with others.
Do you feel like you've gotten better over time?
Absolutely, that is partly due to having a lot of experience and driving a lot. But also by training a lot, both mentally and physically.
Was becoming champion the first time more special than the second time?
I think both times are special. But the first was especially more difficult. GP Elite was a newcomer to the Porsche Supercup field, which made the first one more special.
What would you like to change about the Porsche Supercup?
The Supercup is good as it is now, it is extremely competitive and is so close together upfront. That's the gift of cup racing that really makes the difference to the drivers.
Was there a point in your career when you thought you wanted to quit?
Of course. After 2013 there was no money left from home to race and I was out for a few years. But in 2014 I was introduced to GP-Elite by Kevin Abbring. I went there to clean cars and straighten pawns at events and worked hard to stay in touch with motorsport.
What Was The Best Moment In Your Career?
There are actually a few. Win both championships in 2020. Driving 24H of Lemans and the win in Monaco this year.
What was your favorite car you ever raced in?
That's an easy one. The RSR, such a brutal thing that is.
What is your favorite track and why?
When it comes to a permanent circuit it remains Spa, there is something magical about Spa and Eau rouge remains unique. But temporary circuit I find Monaco very special. Mainly because of the atmosphere there, but also the narrowness that a mistake is immediately punished.
What are your plans for the future?
To win the German championship for this year. Of course, I want to beat Patrick Huisman in the long term, so that means winning the Supercup 5 times. And gradually focusing on long-distance racing seems cool to me. But you never know what the future will bring, can only do our best for it.
Larry answered also some questions from you guys here they are.
What are your thoughts on the RUF CTR3?
Hard to say, I've never ridden one myself. But it does look cool. They've made a lot of adjustments, so hope it still rides well and not just a lot of power.
Do you like American muscle cars?
Not really, they're not my type of cars
How did you became such a good driver?
Working hard, never giving up, I never had a plan B. A lot of practice and training. And it certainly helped me a lot mentally.
How did you really accomplish these wins?
Ensuring a good team that also wants to invest money in you so that you have the best equipment. But above all, keep improving yourself. Down to the last detail.
What was the starting point for your driving interest? What sparked the flame?
For me, that was going karting with friends at Emsburen in 2005.
Tell us how different is driving the 991 compared to the 992 cup?
They cannot be compared, it has become such a different car. Much more downforce, which makes it more difficult to follow the car in front of you. But it is also wider which gives a lot more grip. The 992 cup is much closer to a GT3R than before.
Where did you start racing? On the go-kart track or did you skip the go-karting.
On the go-kart track or did you skip the go-karting.Go-kart track, but I wasn't there early. Was 10 when I started.
What its like racing cars?
It's the best thing there is for me, it's also an outlet for me. So great to be able to drive the car to the limit every time, there is nothing more beautiful than that.
What is your dream car?
A Porsche 992 GT3
What is the best Porsche road car?
A 911 GT3 or a 718 GT4
How much does it cost to ride in a 992 cup?
Depends a bit on which championship and which team. But go for between 3 and 4 tons per year.