Leading up to the new racing season, Bas Koeten Racing announces an expansion of their activities in the different Porsche championships. Starting in April, Bas Barenbrug will participate in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux! A brand new championship which will be decided in an exciting six laps only. Simultaneously, the team will continue to take part in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, where there is room for one more driver.
Jelle Koeten: “The organising party of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Benelux is the same as for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux. Thanks to good experiences with them, we decided to start in the Gentlemen Championschop as wel.. Bas Barenbrug will join us with his 2019 Porsche 991 GT3 Cup GEN-II, a mighty machine we love working with. Last year he drove the Carrera Cup which was all about sprinting, but in the coming year he will partake in the Sprint Challenge that features two sprints ánd an hour of racing. The championships consists of two divisions: the first drive the 991 or 997 GT3 Cup cars, the second the popular Caymans.”
17 starts each season
In the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux the 17-year-old Loek Hartog will hunt down the title, after being the best rookie following the experienced Max van Splunteren en Dylan Derdaele.
Bas Koeten: “Nest to Loek Hartog we have one seat available for an ambitious driver who wants compete in the quickest brand cup of the Benelux. A big plus compared to last year is that there aren’t two but three sprint races per weekend! That counts for 17 starts in total, a wish come true for a lot of drivers and teams.”
Just like last year, a couple of the events will be part of the support program for the popular DTM Championship, which guarantees a high number of spectators and a very professional setting.