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King to the front as Parker Revs Motorsport claims Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux double

Parker Revs Motorsport had a superb start to the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux season as Harry King swept the board with two pole positions and two race wins at Spa-Francorchamps.

A late addition to the team, where he would compete alongside team regular Jeroen Kreeft, the 2020 Carrera Cup GB champion made an instant impact as he topped both free practice sessions and carried that form over into qualifying where his two fastest laps would be good enough for pole in both contests.
Jeroen, who narrowly missed out on the Am class runner up spot last year when he finished equal on points but was classified third on results, also drove well, finishing the qualifying session eighth in class.
In the opening 30 minutes (plus one lap) contest on Friday afternoon, Harry got off the line well and didn’t look back, with his quickest lap almost one second faster than anyone else, crossing the line over 15 seconds clear of the field. Behind, sadly Jeroen finished in the pits after a solid performance.
On Saturday morning, Harry again started well and pulled clear but would find his advantage eradicated in the closing stages as the Safety Car was called to recover a car from the gravel. Despite that, he again drove away from the rest of the field to take a second win, while Jeroen avoided the dramas that befell other competitors to claim fifth in Am.
Harry and Jeroen will next be in action in a month’s time, returning to Belgium as part of the Zolder Superprix over the weekend of June 10-12, for rounds three and four of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux season.

Harry King

G1 – 1, R1 – 1
G2 – 1, R2 – 1

Championship: 1 (54 points)

“It was a pretty perfect way to start the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux season, being quick in Friday’s practice and qualifying and then securing both race wins. I felt great being back in the blue colours of Team Parker Racing and Octane Finance and it was great to be working back with engineers and mechanics that I spent the last few years with. It was an enjoyable weekend.

“It was always the plan to do this series, although we announced it very late. People were doing work behind the scenes to make happen, which I’m always grateful for and it’s great to be continuing our partnership with Octane and Dan Kirby for a third season. Everybody else in the Porsche Supercup is doing a similar thing with regional Carrera cups, and the most important thing is I’m always in a 992 so there’s none of this switching between two different iterations like last year.”

Jeroen Kreeft

G1 – 8, R1 – 8
G2 – 8, R2 – 5

Championship: 7 (19 points)

“First of all, I was very happy to have Harry as a team-mate as he’s a very welcome addition to the team. He’s a great young guy and has learned a lot over the years, and you can see he will get there. He has a lot of experience and understands the car very well so I can learn a lot from him.

“In the free practices I was struggling to get back in shape and into a rhythm with the car again after being out for a couple of months, which didn’t do me well. Same goes for for qualifying and race one. By race two I was getting back in the rhythm and in better shape. It ended up nicely with a fifth place which was better than race one so we’ll be aiming for Zolder and I have some training to do.”

Source. Torque


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