Despite finishing 13th at Spa-Francorchamps, Kiwi Jaxon Evans remains second overall as the Porsche Supercup celebrated its 300th race since the championship began in 1993. The anniversary race of the international one-make cup turned out of be one of the most eventful: On the drenched Formula 1 circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, Dylan Pereira survived multiple spins and slides of his colleagues as well as three safety car phases.
Moreover, the Luxembourger vehemently fended off repeated attacks from his Turkish BWT Lechner Racing teammate Ayhancan Güven. Germany’s Laurin Heinrich (Nebulus Racing by Huber) rounded out the podium as the fastest rookie of the 32-strong field of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Just metres after the start, the infamous Eau Rouge corner saw a number of cars involved in spins with Jaxon Evans (Martinet by Alméras) as one of the victims. After taking up the race from the third grid spot, the New Zealander, who currently ranks second in the series, was nudged into a spin by a rival – thus foiling his chances to earn points and close the gap to the overall leader Larry ten Voorde.
Thanks to his first victory of this season, Dylan Pereira has moved up the points standings to third place behind Larry ten Voorde and Jaxon Evans.
Next weekend, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be held as part of the Dutch Grand Prix support programme from 3 to 5 September 2021. This event marks a premiere in the 28-year history of the Supercup, with the one-make cup racing for the first time in Zandvoort.
Race 5 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, 11 laps, Spa-Francorchamps (B)
1/ Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), 32:30.673 minutes
2/ Ayhancan Güven (TR/BWT Lechner Racing); + 1.138 seconds
3/ Laurin Heinrich (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), + 2.145 seconds
4/ Christopher Zöchling (A/FACH AUTO TECH), + 3.475 seconds
5/ Max van Splunteren (NL/Team GP Elite), +3.814 seconds
6/ Marvin Klein (F/CLRT), + 5.139 seconds
Overall classification Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup after 5 of 8 races
1/ Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 100 points
2/ Jaxon Evans (NZ/Martinet by Alméras), 81 points
3/ Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), 57 points
4/ Ayhancan Güven (TR/BWT Lechner Racing), 54 points
5/ Laurin Heinrich (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 53 points
6/ Leon Köhler (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 49 points