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The Porsche Sprint Challenge Southern Europe undecided after rounds 5 & 6 in Valencia

-        Wins for newcomers in both Sport and Club Divisions

-        Ariel Levi and Robert Sulma championship leaders heading into the final rounds in Barcelona

After two weekends in Portugal where the first half of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Southern Europe was held at the circuits of Portimao and Estoril, the championship arrived in Spain for the last 4 rounds. All drivers and teams from both the Sport and the Club Division gathered this weekend at the Circuit of Valencia for rounds 5 and 6. The outcome of both championships has yet to be decided, and will be determined next weekend in Barcelona on March 3rd.


‘’We are looking forward to the upcoming rounds,’’ said Series Manager Lars Plato, who can look back on a successful start to the season. ‘’Our season is going well, we have a strong field that is reaching a high level of competition. That was our goal for the second season, it is very inspiring to see drivers and teams participate from all over the world. Of course we are motivated to continue the same route into 2025.’’


Two new winners in the Sport Division

During this eventful weekend we saw Kas Haverkort (Team GP Elite) and Senna van Soelen (Team RaceArt), two young Dutch drivers win in the Sport Division. For both drivers it was their first win in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Southern Europe. In Race 1, Haverkort proved to be the fastest driver with Jan Seyffert (HP Racing International) and Hugo Ellis (Team Parker Racing) following in p2 and p3. The championship leader Ariel Levi (Team GP Elite) ended up in sixth place. Henri Tuomaala (Porsche Team Estonia) was the fastest driver in the PRO-AM category, ahead of Jules Grouwels (Team RaceArt) and Gianluca Giorgi (BeDriver).

After penalties had been given at the end of race two Senna van Soelen was named race winner, followed by Sasha Norden (JW Raceservice) and and Jan Seyffert. Alexander Reimann (EST1 Racing) claimed victory in the PRO-AM category ahead of Henri Tuomaala and Cengiz Oguzhan (Team GP Elite).


Despite a challenging weekend, Ariel Levi remains in the lead of the championship heading into the final races in Barcelona. The final showdown in the PRO-AM championship will be between Alexander Reimann and Jules Grouwels, with Cengiz Oguzhan as a key player.


Sulma and De Wilde take the wins in the Club Division

There was a fierce competition in the Club Division. Robert Sulma (Proton Huber Competition) secured the win in the first race, finishing ahead of the Speedlover duo Philippe Wils and John De Wilde, who made his first appearance in the competition. De Wilde had an excellent first weekend, winning Race 2, with Peter Hegglin (FACH AUTO TECH) and Robert Sulma behind him. This means that Sulma and Wils will determine in Barcelona who will claim the 2024 AM title.

Both races in the GT4 division were won by newcomer Robert Cronin (Team Parker Racing). The race results for race 1 and 2 were the same, with Graham King (WDP Racing) finishing in p2 and Henk van Norel (Snel Motorsport) in p3. Graham King is in the championship lead, but the differences are minimal.


We will see you in Barcelona for the final rounds of a successful second edition of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Southern Europe.

 

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