This weekend the 16-year-old Loek Hartog debuts in the prestigious Porsche Supercup during the Formula 1 weekend at Spa-Francorchamps! The talent started this year by launching a Porsche campaign by competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux with support of Bas Koeten Racing. After four events and quite a lot of podiums, Loek steps up the game by competing with the beste Porsche drivers of the world. He is the youngest driver ever in the 25-year old Porsche Supercup competition.
A dream come true
Loek Hartog: “I can hardly fathom that this is already happening this weekend! Competing in the Porsche Supercup is a dream I have been chasing for quite some time, and it is coming true right now! I will be driving my own car that I also drive in the Porsche Carrera Cup season. The support and running of the car will be done by my team Bas Koeten Racing in close cooperation with the experienced Supercup team MRS. On top of that, Spa-Francorchamps is familiar, because we have been testing and competing there earlier this year. All the pieces of the puzzle are coming together!’
Bas Koeten: “Since his debut in motor sports, Loek Hartog cannot be stopped! Thanks to his eye on the price, he has come really far. In the beginning of the season, he received the titel Porsche Junior Recruit and the fact that he makes his Supercup debut during the F1 event at the most beautiful circuit in the world is well deserved. We support Loek with full dedication and together with our colleagues of MRS we aim for the best results. Thanks go out to partners Korton, Hogenhouck and Porsche Centrum Amsterdam, who also play a part in making this possible and letting Loek perform the best way he can.”
Free practice is planned for friday, followed by a Quali of 30 minutes on the saturday afternoon. The race is sunday from 12:30 – 13:00h, right before the F1 Grand Prix.