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The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup VIP car shortly before the Niki Lauda curve, the caption reads "Mountain with a view"

7/6/2022

Round 4 in Spielberg, Austria.

With the series in its anniversary year, the Porsche Supercup is guest at the Red Bull Ring for the 18th time. As part of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, 32 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will boost adrenalin levels among the international fans in the grandstands.

Motorsport has a long tradition in the Styrian Alps. After the conversion of the Österreichring to the A1-Ring in the winter of 1995/96, the circuit featured in the Formula 1 racing calendar for the first time in 1997. This also meant that the Porsche Supercup raced on Austrian soil for the first time on 21 September 1997 – hosting the penultimate Supercup season race. Back then the German Oliver Mathai won. And it wasn’t until 2015 that the first Austrian victory at the Red Bull Ring was achieved by Christopher Zöchling. But this wasn’t to remain the only Austrian success story on the Styrian circuit: In 2003, Walter Lechner Jr – the brother of the current BWT Lechner Racing team principal, Robert Lechner – took third place for his father's team.
Walter Lechner Jr holds up his trophy on the Supercup podium in Spielberg in 2003
The Red Bull Ring is one of the shorter tracks on the calendar (4.318 km) and demands a lot from drivers and cars due to its climbs and descents as well as numerous corners. The majority of the current field of drivers have driven the circuit in previous years – including in national Porsche one-make cups. Drivers like #5 Dylan Pereira (LUX/BWT Lechner Racing) or #25 Larry ten Voorde (NLD/Team GP Elite) have both taken to the podium here before – and they’ll be doing their best to do it again this year.

In Spielberg we’ll not only be celebrating a full field of drivers, but also the official Get Together marking 30 Years Porsche Supercup – involving many former protagonists in the series. We are already looking forward to exchanging the best stories from a long Supercup history.

Oliver SchwabProject Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

After the third round of the jubilee season in Silverstone, the top of the overall standings has moved even closer together. Ten Voorde, #3 Laurin Heinrich(DEU/SSR Huber Racing), Dylan Pereira and #6 Harry King (GBR/BWT Lechner Racing) are separated by a total of just 19 points. In the Rookie category, Dane #7 Bastian Buus (BWT Lechner Racing) extended his lead and is now in front by 31 points ahead of Briton #9 Lorcan Hanafin (20 pts/FACH AUTO TECH) and Dutchman #17 Loek Hartog (14 pts/Ombra Racing). In the ProAms, #21 Roar Lindland(NOR/Pierre Martinet by Alméras) is clearly in front.

At the Red Bull Ring, the permanent field of drivers will once again be strengthened by four Porsche 911 GT3 Cup guest entries. In addition to the Swedish team Fragus Motorsport with drivers #30 Pontus Fredriksson and #31 Hampus Eriksson, the German team ID Racing led by former racer Iris Dorr will also make a guest appearance at the pinnacle of the international Porsche one-make cups. Their drivers: #40 Georgios Frangulis (BRA) and #41 Michael Verhagen (NLD).

Provisional Entry List* Round 4, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Spielberg

1Huber Racing (AUT)Morris Schuring⁴ (NLD)
2Huber Racing (AUT)Rudy van Buren (NLD)
3SSR Huber Racing (DE)Laurin Heinrich (DE)
4SSR Huber Racing (DE)Michael Ammermüller (DE)
5BWT Lechner Racing (AUT)Dylan Pereira (LUX)
6BWT Lechner Racing (AUT)Harry King (GBR)
7BWT Lechner Racing (AUT)Bastian Buus⁴ (DNK)
8FACH AUTO TECH (CHE)Alexander Fach⁴ (CHE)
9FACH AUTO TECH (CHE)Lorcan Hanafin⁴ (GBR)
10FACH AUTO TECH (CHE)Jukka Honkavuori (FIN)
11CLRT (BEL)Clément Mateu⁵ (FRA)
12CLRT (BEL)Marvin Klein (FRA)
13CLRT (BEL)TBD
14Dinamic Motorsport SRL (ITA)Daniele Cazzaniga (ITA)
15Dinamic Motorsport SRL (ITA)Philipp Sager⁵ (AUT)
16Dinamic Motorsport SRL (ITA)Simone Iaquinta (ITA)
17Ombra S.R.L. (ITA)Loek Hartog⁴ (NLD)
18Ombra S.R.L. (ITA)Gianmarco Quaresmini (ITA)
19Martinet by Alméras (FRA)Dorian Boccolacci (FRA)
20Martinet by Alméras (FRA)Jaap van Lagen (NLD)
21Pierre Martinet by Alméras (FRA)Roar Lindland⁵ (NOR)
22Pierre Martinet by Alméras (FRA)Stéphane Denoual⁵ (FRA)
23Pierre Martinet by Alméras (FRA)Aaron Mason⁵ (GBR)
24Team GP Elite (NLD)Max van Splunteren (NLD)
25Team GP Elite (NLD)Larry ten Voorde (NLD)
26Team GP Elite (NLD)Jesse van Kuijk (NLD)
27GP Elite (NLD)Daan van Kuijk (NLD)
28GP Elite (NLD)Lucas Groeneveld (NLD)
30Fragus Motorsport (SWE)Pontus Fredriksson³ (SWE)
31Fragus Motorsport (SWE)Hampus Eriksson³ (SWE)
40ID Racing (DEU)Georgios Frangulis³ (BRA)
41ID Racing (DEU)Michael Verhagen³ (NLD)

*Subject to amendments.

¹ No Team Points ² No Driver Points ³ No Team or Driver Points ⁴ Rookie Classification ⁵ ProAm Classification ⁶ No Team or Driver Points or Prize Money

All sessions live on TV.

Motorsport fans will get goosebumps as the thunder of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars echoes off the Styrian rock faces. And the Porsche Supercup international community can be there live! Free practice begins on Friday evening at 6:30 pm (CEST). Qualifying follows at Saturday lunchtime at 1:55 pm (CEST) and on Sunday at 11:50 am (CEST) the field will start the fourth round of the 2022 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season. Individual sessions can be seen live on TV depending on the country, but local broadcasting rights may vary according to broadcaster.

Just two weeks later, we’ll be meeting again in France for the 5th round of the anniversary season at the 2022 Formula 1 Grand Prix de France at the Circuit Paul Ricard from 22 to 24 July. Be Part of Us!

Here are  some of the TV channels showing the Porsche Supercup around the world, e.g. Sky Sport, ESPN & Ziggo
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