Porsche Supercup heads to Hungary
Round four of the elite 911 GT3 race series returns this weekend
This time last year, Dylan Pereira won the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Hungaroring, just ahead of teammate and current Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven. This coming weekend the BWT Lechner Racing pairing return to Budapest for round 4 of the world’s fastest international one-make racing series, hoping to repeat their success around the tricky 4.3km Formula 1 circuit.
Defending champion and current championship leader Larry ten Voorde came in third behind Pereira and Güven last year, but following two early wins this season, the Dutchman can afford to miss out on the win once again thanks to a twelve-point lead in the 2021 title race.
Ten Voorde’s closest rival is New Zealander Jaxon Evans, on 55 points, with rookie Dorian Boccolacci and Leon Köhler tied for third on 36 points apiece. Pereira and Güven have been plagued by bad luck in the first three races of the season and currently sit sixth and tenth respectively.
However, the forthcoming race has the potential to upset the order, as Oliver Schwab, Project Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, explains: “Experience has shown that, after Monaco, the Hungaroring is the second slowest track on the Supercup calendar. The many relatively slow corners demand a very clean, smooth driving style. What’s more, this is our first time competing there with the new 911 GT3 Cup, which is a touch more powerful than the previous Supercup car. Thus, the teams are currently lacking any concrete data for the suspension setup and the rear-wing adjustment. Being careful on the throttle is also important. I’m curious to see which driver will best tackle this task.”
Round four of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup gets underway on Sunday (1 August) at 12:10 CEST and will be broadcast live by Sky Sports and the streaming service f1tv.formula1.com