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The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup VIP race car heads for the Eau-Rouge corner at Spa-Francorchamps, line says "A steep climb"

8/23/2022

Round 6 in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.

Mesdames et Messieurs – it’s time for a true classic of the 2022 motorsport season: The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be part of the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the 30th time in 30 years. High voltage action is guaranteed!

The Ardennes roller coaster, as fans call the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, is a highlight that everyone involved with the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup looks forward to. This is partly because of challenging stretches like Raidillon/Eau Rouge and the many uphill and downhill sections. But the length of the circuit is also unique: at over 7 km long, it's the longest track in the Supercup race calendar. Due to the unstable Ardennes weather, it is not uncommon for it to rain on one part of the circuit while the rest is completely dry – good luck choosing the right tires!


A whole book could be filled with sporting highlights from the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in the last 30 years of the Porsche Supercup, because it is so closely interwoven with the history of the series. In 2004, for example, Wolf Henzler claimed his 9th race victory here out of a total of 12 wins in a single season – an unchallenged Supercup record that stands to this day. No one was able to take the championship title away from him that year. Supercup record champion Patrick Huisman also burned his name into the Belgian asphalt forever when he took the last of his total of 24 Supercup race wins at Spa-Francorchamps in 2007. This makes him the driver with the most race wins in the 30-year history of the Supercup. In his own words, these wins were the springboard for his career in international racing.

Record champion Patrick Huisman celebrates the 24th race win in the Porsche Supercup in 2007 on the podium in Spa
The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in the forests of the Ardennes has been an integral part of the series since the first Porsche Supercup season in 1993. With the exception of the 2003 and 2006 seasons, the circuit has hosted the Supercup together with Formula 1, with double races in 2015 and 2017. This year's race makes a total of 30 races in 30 years of Supercup history – that alone is reason to celebrate! By the way, the Supercup knows all about celebrating big events here, as Spa hosted both the 100th and 300th races in the series. The Supercup lap record on the circuit, which opened in 1921, is still held by New Zealander Jaxon Evans with a time of 2:24.750 minutes. We will find out next weekend whether this record from 2019 will still hold.

Taking to the track at Spa-Francorchamps is always something special – if only
because of the Raidillon/Eau Rouge, where you have to hit the last turn-in point
before the crest virtually blind.

#2 Rudy van Buren(NLD/HUBER RACING)
In Spa-Francorchamps, a complete field of 32 drivers will once again be on the grid. Joining the permanent drivers will be Howard Blank (ITA) in CLRT's #13, while Dutchman Huub van Eijndhoven will start as a guest in the #33 for GP Elite. Guest driver #35 Ariel Levi (ISR/Huber Racing) is back, as is the German guest team ID Racing with Dutchmen #40 Willem Meijer and #41 Michael Verhagen. At the wheel of Michael Ammermüller's SSR Huber Racing car #4 is German Sebastian Freymuth. The battle for the championship is still wide open – so fierce battles for positions are guaranteed on race weekend.

Provisional Entry List* 6th Round Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Spa-Francorchamps 

1Huber Racing (AUT)Morris Schuring⁴ (NLD)
2Huber Racing (AUT)Rudy van Buren (NLD)
3SSR Huber Racing (DEU)Laurin Heinrich (DEU)
4SSR Huber Racing (DEU)Sebastian Freymuth² (DEU)
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)Howard Blank² (ITA)
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)
33GP Elite (NLD)Huub van Eijndhoven³ (NLD)
35Huber Racing (AUT)Ariel Levi³ (ISR)
40ID Racing (GER)Willem Meijer³ (NLD)
41ID Racing (GER)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.

This weekend, you can once again follow the G-forces in the Eau Rouge from your living room at home. The Practice Session starts late on Friday evening at 7:25 pm (CEST). Qualifying follows on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm (CEST) and on Sunday lunchtime at 12:05 pm (CEST) Round 6 of the 2022 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season gets under way. The individual sessions are live on TV, depending on your country – check local information to find out how to watch where you are.


After the race, there is no time to recover: the following weekend, from 2 to 4 September, the series continues with the 7th Round of the anniversary season at the 2022 Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort – including steep corners, sea air and the screeching of seagulls above the race track.

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