Ten Voorde tops the tables in Supercup
The flying Dutchman dominates another year of world class GT3 racing
The final round of the 2021 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup rolled out at Monza in Italy last weekend with defending champion Larry ten Voorde firm favourite to secure back-to-back titles in the world’s fastest single-make championship.
Ten Voorde took up Race 7 from second on the grid alongside pole-sitter Ayhancan Güven. The Porsche Junior drove a flawless lights-to-flag race, his first win of the season moving the talented Turkish driver into third place in the overall standings. But Ten Voorde’s third place finish was enough to secure the championship crown once again with one race still remaining.
With the pressure off, the Dutchman returned the following day to claim a confident pole position and his own lights-to-flag victory, rounding out a perfect end to another highly impressive season for the GP Elite driver. Behind him, Laurin Heinrich came in second to secure the rookie title.
"A great race. The duel against Laurin Heinrich over the first few metres was fantastic – we both allowed each other enough space,” said Ten Voorde. “About halfway through the race Dorian Boccolacci put me under pressure but I think he was a bit too tough on his tyres. This is the perfect conclusion to a great season for me and the best way to thank my GP Elite team.”
Behind the professional class, the ProAm category was won by Nicolas Misslin from Monaco for the sixth time in a row, while eighth place for Ten Voorde’s compatriot Max van Splunteren narrowly sealed victory in the team classification for GP Elite, its second win in as many years in the series.
“An extraordinary season has drawn to a close with two thrilling races, said Oliver Schwab, Project Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. “Despite the travel restrictions, we managed to hold eight races. All of the teams and drivers have once again demonstrated a high level of professionalism. We also successfully introduced bio-based fuel in the Supercup. We are ready for the next step towards synthetic fuel produced with the help of electricity sourced from wind power. Congratulations to the champions Larry ten Voorde, Laurin Heinrich, Nicolas Misslin and GP Elite. I hope we’ll see each other again in the 2022 Supercup.”