New horizons are opening up for the Belgian team. European Champions 2016 and 2017 in TCR, this year DG Sport is entering two Peugeot 308 TCR in the new WTCR championship, with already several successes to boot. Running in parallel with this international programme, DG Sport is looking to the future and has invested in acquiring two new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Gen II, in the first instance aimed at competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux.
This competition has strongly grown since 2013, thanks to well-founded assets: stable regulations – the ‘Gen II’ of the 911 GT3 Cup will be used during a number of seasons -, a professional framework, an attractive calendar incorporating prestigious events, a legendary high performance and reliable car, and an unbeatable price/performance ratio.
Naturally the engine of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup remains the renowned “Flat Six” with a 4 litres capacity developing 485 bhp. Transmission is to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential gearbox.
The 2018 championship is comprised out of 6 meetings, of which two visits to Spa during the WEC and the Total 24 Hours of Spa, two meetings at Zandvoort, one in Zolder and a final at Le Castellet. The 2019 calendar should largely be taken from this …
DG Sport’s objective is to recruit a cutting-edge driver with as objective the title, but also a gentleman driver or a young driver – Porsche offers an attractive “junior’ programme – on the team’s second car. This latter solution would be an extension of DG’s experience who enjoy giving the younger generation an opportunity to compete: Mato Homola and Aurélien Comte in WTCR, Kevin Abbring in rallies, Guillaume de Mevius in rallies via the RACB National Team and Quentin Gilbert, WRC world junior champion in 2015.
Quote Christian Jupsin, DG Sport director:“For quite a while we had thought of widening our sphere of activities. The arrival of the new Porsche GT 3 Cup, which will be useable the coming three seasons, convinced us that the moment was ripe. The great advantage of this car is that it not only can be entered in various sprint championships but also in endurance or why not even for gentleman drivers interested in track days. We still have a few months ahead of us to find the drivers who will allow us to play a leading role and we are particularly motivated by this new challenge.”
Drivers showing an interest should contact DG Sport via firstname.lastname@example.org