Legend, icon, birthplace of Formula 1 and home to corners such as Maggots and Becketts, considered by some drivers to be the best in the world: Welcome to Silverstone – and to the next round of the 2023 Supercup season.
If this asphalt could talk... Silverstone is a living piece of motorsport history. The third round of the 31st Porsche Supercup season continues this tradition as part of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Last year, current Porsche Driver Laurin Heinrich secured first place here, followed by #25 Larry ten Voorde (NLD/Team GP Elite) and #3 Harry King (GBR/BWT Lechner Racing). Since Heinrich will not be competing in the Supercup in 2023, a new driver will inevitably take his place.
I'm really looking forward to making a guest appearance in the Porsche Supercup Championship at Silverstone. It's a very special weekend at my home Grand Prix and I'm looking forward to giving it my all.
Great Britain, great racing.
#6 Gustav Burton (GBR/FACH AUTO TECH), for one, has what it takes: In last year's Carrera Cup Great Britain, he crossed the line in first place at Silverstone – but a 5-second track limit penalty after the race knocked him back to second place on the podium. Other drivers in the field also love the 5.891-kilometre track, with its corners and straights that let the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup reach top speeds of up to 255 kilometres per hour. It takes a lot of skill, courage and flexibility to win here. The many fast and medium-fast bends require a steady driving rhythm, combined with constant mental presence for the changing demands of the track – and the English weather.
The grid of regular and guest drivers is once again 32 cars strong. The championship is led by #1 Bastian Buus (DNK/BWT Lechner Racing) after his sensational victory at Spielberg, closely followed by Ten Voorde. But King and other drivers can also keep their championship chances alive with a win.
All sessions live on TV.
Round 3 at Silverstone begins with the Practice Session on Friday at 06:40 pm (CEST). Qualifying starts on Saturday at 05:45 pm (CEST) and the 14 laps of the race will be run on Sunday at 12:55 pm (CEST). Depending on the country, the sessions will be shown live on TV. However, coverage will depend on the local rights of each broadcaster.
The excitement of motorsport fans around the world for Silverstone is growing by the hour – along with the hope of a thrilling race weekend. And just two weeks later, on 21 July 2023, it's back to Budapest for Round 4. This Supercup summer is going to be a hot one!