Second round of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Central Europe (PSCCE) in 2021. Included at the Slovakia Ring: the opening winners and, for the first time, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
- Slovakia Ring on the race calendar for the third time
- Keep It Gold Racing and Junior Team CE are the hunted
- 2021 programme with two sprints and the 100 Miles of Slovakia
After the action-packed PSCCE season opener at the Red Bull Ring, the one-make cup continues its tour in neighbouring Slovakia less than two weeks later (11/12 June). The 5.9-kilometre Slovakia Ring has hosted the PSCCE season opener in each of the last two years. Last year, Sascha Halek secured victory in both sprint races, while with the German duo of Jonas Greif and Eddy Waldhier surprisingly two rookies lifted the winner's trophy in the 100-mile race. This year, the challenging track not far from the pulsating capital Bratislava is the second race day on the calendar. Since the event at the Red Bull Ring, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup has added extra spice to the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 line-up. From ambitious youngsters to experienced GT champions, everyone can find the thrill he or she is looking for in the championship organised by Lechner Racing.
Freddy Fast and Max Werndl (AUT/GER, Keep It Gold Racing) travel to the Slovakia Ring with plenty of confidence and the usual cigar in their luggage. The GT3 duo won both their sprints and the Endurance race in Spielberg. Freddy Kremer (GER, Kremer Racing) and Alex Ellinger (AUT, Autopark Wien) were closest to their diffuser last time out – will they be able to take revenge? The hunted in the GT4 are Jonas Greif (GER) and Frederick Jerich (AUT, both Junior Team Central Europe), for whom every point in the championship battle already counts. No less fiercely contested than the overall victories are the Pro, ProAM and AM classes. The GT4 ProAM classification is the closest: Leo Willert (AUT, Heizer Monkeys Racing Team) and Franz Dzwiok (POL, FA1 Racing) are tied on points going into the second race weekend. Local hero Branislav Micko (SVK, LAMA Racing) also wants to be in the mix in the coming race on Saturday.
Test, test, test!
All the participants will get plenty of driving time on Thursday and Friday to hone their skills and fiddle around with the set-up. Experienced instructors will be on hand to help the ladies and gentlemen in the Porsche Sprint Challenge. The hours of truth will then follow on Saturday, when four qualifying sessions are scheduled, divided into two groups for the GT3 Cup and two for the GT4 Clubsport. Points for the championship will then be contested in two sprint races (for double starters, only the better result will be counted) and the 100 Miles of Slovakia. The Challenge has only just begun.
Robert Lechner (Sporting Director PSCCE):
"The Slovakia Ring is well known to our Lechner Racing team and the Porsche Sprint Challenge. In the third year of the series, we are guests here for the third time. This means that many drivers are also very familiar with the track. In 2021, the GT3 Cup will be there for the first time, which, like the GT4 Clubsport, is ideally suited to the track and will ensure exciting infights in the various classes. I'm also very pleased that in times like these we can implement such an event in cooperation with Porsche Central and Eastern Europe and the local importer."
Walter Lechner (Projektleiter und Technical Director PSCCE):
"The Porsche Sprint Challenge Central Europe is designed to offer all drivers a weekend full of great experiences – with plenty of driving time, a comfortable environment and fair and unique competition. With the GT3 class, we can now also target additional customer segments and offer our GT4 drivers a chance to move up within the series."