Larry ten Voorde (Team GP Elite) has concluded the 2022 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season with a double victory. After winning on Saturday, the Dutchman repeated the feat at round 16 on the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. “What a great way to end the season! The Porsche Carrera Cup is very close, so to be honest I didn’t expect two such clear wins. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to claim this year’s title but I’m still proud of our performance,” said ten Voorde. Second place went to Bastian Buus (Denmark/Allied-Racing) ahead of Dylan Pereira (Luxembourg/IronForce Racing by Phoenix). At the final round, the titles in the ProAm and Rookie classes were also decided: Carlos Rivas (Luxembourg/Black Falcon) takes home the 2022 ProAm championship title, with Lorcan Hanafin (United Kingdom/Fach Auto Tech) crowned the new rookie champion. A total of 32 drivers tackled the final round of the season run as part of the ADAC GT Master support programme.
Witnessed by 26,000 visitors, ten Voorde celebrated an outstanding weekend: on the tradition-steeped German racetrack, the 26-year-old scored pole position twice and his fourth and fifth win of the season. Spectators in the grandstands were treated to an action-packed race on Sunday with many wheel-to-wheel duels. At the start, ten Voorde kept his cool at the wheel of his 375 kW (510 PS) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, promptly pulled away from the pack and crossed the finish line in first place after 19 laps. Buus also drove a strong race, maintaining second place over the entire race distance. The 19-year-old from the one-make cup’s Talent Pool squad finished on the podium at eight of this season’s 16 races.
Pereira beat Porsche-Junior Laurin Heinrich (Germany/SSR Huber Racing) to third place. As the champion, Heinrich took the flag in fourth place on the 4.574-kilometre racetrack near Mannheim in Germany. “My pace was fast at the beginning but I wasn’t able to progress up the order at that time. All in all, it was a super successful season. In 14 of the 16 races I made it into the top five and managed to secure the title early,” said the 21-year-old. Guest driver Glenn van Parijs (ID Racing) achieved fifth place. Trailing the Belgian over the line were Morris Schuring (Netherlands/SSR Huber Racing), Lukas Ertl (Germany/CarTech Motorsport by Nigrin) and rookie Alexander Fach (Switzerland/Fach Auto Tech).
Thanks to his tenth class victory, Rivas earned himself the title in the ProAm class. The Luxembourger headed into the final race with six-points down on Jan-Erik Slooten (Germany/IronForce Racing by Phoenix) and with his win, claimed his fourth straight ProAm title. “It wasn’t until I crossed the finish line and saw my team cheering at the pit wall that I realised I was champion. The season had its ups and downs but the ending was fantastic,” said Rivas. Hanafin is the new rookie champion. Finishing fourth in his class was enough for the UK driver to win the title fight against Huub van Eijndhoven (GP Elite) from the Netherlands. “The decisive factor was that I earned points consistently over the course of the season. Winning the rookie title in front of all the fans and friends who travelled from England feels incredible,” said Hanafin.
“The two races in Hockenheim were a successful conclusion to an exciting season. Two title decisions went down to the wire at the final race and that added another layer of suspense. Congratulations to our new champions Laurin Heinrich, Carlos Rivas, Lorcan Hanafin and SSR Huber Racing. I’d also like to thank all of the teams. Their incredible commitment made a major contribution to the success of the series this season,” said Hurui Issak, Project Manager of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland.
In the final standings of the 33rd Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland season, champion Heinrich wrapped up the year with 297 points. The German not only recorded six victories and six further podium results but also turned the fastest race lap seven times. Ten Voorde (266 Punkte) was second in the overall rankings ahead of Pereira (240 points). In the ProAm class, Rivas clinched the title with 306 points. Hanafin took home the rookie class crown with 294 points. The team championship title of the 2022 season went to SSR Huber Racing (477 points). The winners will be presented with their trophies at the official award ceremony in Hamburg on 26 November.
Result race 16, Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
1. Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Team GP Elite)
2. Bastian Buus (Denmark/Allied-Racing)
3. Dylan Pereira (Luxembourg/IronForce Racing by Phoenix)
4. Laurin Heinrich (Germany/SSR Huber Racing)
5. Glenn van Parijs (Belgium/ID Racing)
6. Morris Schuring (Netherlands/SSR Huber Racing)
7. Lukas Ertl (Germany/CarTech Motorsport by Nigrin)
8. Alexander Fach (Switzerland/Fach Auto Tech)
9. Rudy van Buren (Netherlands/Huber Racing)
10. Alexander Tauscher (Germany/Allied-Racing)
Points standings after 16 of 16 races
1. Laurin Heinrich (Germany/SSR Huber Racing), 297 points
2. Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Team GP Elite), 266 points
3. Dylan Pereira (Luxembourg/IronForce Racing by Phoenix), 240 points
1. Lorcan Hanafin (United Kingdom/Fach Auto Tech), 294 points
2. Huub van Eijndhoven (Netherlands/GP Elite), 287 points
3. Alexander Tauscher (Germany/Allied-Racing), 248 points
1. Carlos Rivas (Luxembourg/Black Falcon), 306 points
2. Jan-Erik Slooten (Germany/IronForce Racing by Phoenix), 296 points
3. Georgi Donchev (Bulgaria/Huber Racing), 209 points
1. SSR Huber Racing, 477 points
2. Team GP Elite, 381 points
3. Allied-Racing, 317 points