A 32-strong field of ca. 375 kW (510 PS) 911 GT3 Cup are expected to contest round three of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Spielberg as support to the Austrian Grand Prix (2 to 4 July).
Once again, the hot favourite on the 4.318-kilometre Formula 1 circuit is Larry ten Voorde (GP Elite) from the Netherlands. The defending Supercup champion won the first two races of the season as support to the Monaco Grand Prix as well as the Red Bull Ring race last weekend.
“Over the past few years, the Spielberg racetrack hasn’t been particularly lucky turf for me. But I’m doing much better there now with the new 911 GT3 Cup. I can thank my team for this. They prepared my car perfectly for the track,” said ten Voorde.
Kiwi Jaxon Evans, a two-time Porsche Carrera Cup Champion (2018 – Australia / 2020 – France), is a product of the Porsche Michelin Junior Development Programme in Australia and currently lies third in the standings after round 2, one point behind his Martinet by Almeras teammate, Dorian Boccolacci.
The second Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race within two weeks at Spielberg takes off on Fiday with free practice, with Saturday qualifying and the main race on Sunday.
Calendar adjusted: Silverstone replaced by doubleheader at Monza
Many countries’ current quarantine restrictions for travellers coming from Great Britain have made it necessary to adjust the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup calendar. In liaison with the teams, the originally planned Silverstone event run as support to the British Grand Prix (16 – 18 July 2021) will be replaced with a second race on the final weekend at Monza (10 – 12 September 2021). As a result, the total number of eight races contested this season remains unchanged.
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, overall standings after 2 of 8 races
1/ Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 50 points
2/ Dorian Boccolacci (F/Martinet by Alméras), 31 points
3/ Jaxon Evans (NZ/Martinet by Alméras), 30 points
4/ Leon Köhler (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 27 points
5/ Christopher Zöchling (A/FACH AUTO TECH), 23 points
6/ Ayhancan Güven (TR/BWT Lechner Racing), 20 points