Full grid for the international Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Three months before the season kicks off, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup has a full house with all 28 permanent grid spots allocated
Drivers from 11 teams are expected to compete when the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup makes its racing debut as part of the Monaco Grand Prix programme (20-23 May 2021).
Among them will be the defending champion Larry ten Voorde, from the Netherlands, and Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven from Turkey. Up to four additional competitors are allowed to contest the remaining seven Cup rounds, with any newcomers being offered extra support during the 29th season of the international one-make cup series.
Competitors in the rookie classification are mentored by the regular coach Marco Seefried and will be given the opportunity to call on pro drivers such as the Porsche brand ambassadors Timo Bernhard and Jörg Bergmeister as well as Marc Lieb and Porsche works driver Richard Lietz, for insider tips and advice.
As an incentive, the top rookie at the end of the season also gets intensive driver training on the world’s most demanding racetrack – the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring.
At the same time, the 2020 champions of the national Porsche racing series – the Carrera Cups and various Challenges – will again get the opportunity to bag 50,000 Euros-worth of sponsorship towards their Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup campaign.
Oliver Schwab, Project Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
“Despite the ongoing difficulties for international motor racing due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve managed to put together an extremely attractive package for the 2021 season,” says Oliver Schwab, Project Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. “The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup has attracted even more interest from teams. The permanent grid positions that are available are overbooked.”
The new entries among the permanently registered teams are Parker Racing from the UK and Huber Racing from Germany. Both teams ran the overall winners in their respective national Porsche Carrera Cups last season. Lechner Racing from Austria returns to defend its title in the team classification of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Lechner Racing has also entered a second, officially independent squad. GP Elite from the Netherlands and Alméras from France also compete with two separate teams. The other permanent participants are Fach Auto Tech from Switzerland, CLRT from France and Dinamic Motorsport from Italy.
“We have the best teams from their respective countries. The benchmark in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup has been raised once again,” says Schwab.
The 2021 season of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup gets underway in Monaco in May. Seven other races in France, Austria, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy round off the calendar. The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, based on the 992 generation, will be fielded. Its 375 kW (510 hp) flat-six engine can be run on synthetic fuel.