- Jacques Villeneuve [Copyright: Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia]

Villeneuve takes Top 5 finish in Race 2 of Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia

The Canadian raced as a guest driver in the opening round.

2y ago

The 1997 F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve made his Porsche Carrera Cup debut in Scandinavia last weekend where he secured a Top 5 result.

Between his Euro NASCAR racing and F1 pundit commitments, Villeneuve was invited by Porsche Sweden to compete in the Round 1 of Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia at Ringย Knutstorp last weekend for Mtech Competition in the #911 Porsche GT3 car.

The Canadian started the weekend as a guest racer in fourth in the lone practice session. He finished seventh in Q1 as he progressed to Q2, where he eventually qualified fifth. The Race 1 didn't go as per the plan with the weather playing a key role.

Villeneuve was running well until a clash with Hugo Nerman which dropped him to the back of the field as he climbed up to 12th. He was trying another move with one lap remaining but crashed out, leaving him 18th in the classified result with a lap down.

The Race 2 was a better one for the Canadian as he finished a solid fifth but a bit behind the leaders and well ahead of the rest of the field. Overall, he described the weekend as a fun one to try a new car and also fresh competition to keep the passion alive.

As mentioned above, Villeneuve is racing full-time in Elite 1 category of Euro NASCAR - European version of America's tin-top series. He drives a Chevrolet Camaro for Go Fas Racing with Round 2 scheduled for May 11-12 weekend in Italy.

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[Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]

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Comments (7)

  • He's racing in the Italian GT championship,endurance with a 488 Gt3,mated with Giancarlo Fisichella and Stefano Gai

      2 years ago
    • Full season?

        2 years ago
    • Think so. Just did Monza race. Stefano Gai is a good gentleman driver,has been Pro Am champion in Blancpain and is the Milan RossoCorsa Ferrari dealer

        2 years ago
  • What? Isn't he like 85 years old? He looks like it...

      2 years ago