Harry King (Allied-Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup #19) leaves Imola with a maximum haul of 50 championship points. (Porsche photo)

King Doubles Down In Carrera Cup

IMOLA, Italy — Harry King followed up a victory on Saturday by winning Sunday’s second round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland at the Imola Formula 1 Circuit.

Defending champion Larry ten Voorde rounded off his first outing for Proton Huber Competition with second place.

Taking up the race from the second grid spot, Harry King made a decisive overtaking manoeuvre after just a few metres. In the first chicane, he overtook Theo Oeverhaus (Bonk Motorsport), the fastest driver in qualifying. He then kept Larry ten Voorde at bay with seemingly little effort.

“The race on Saturday was already good. But together with my race engineer, I was able to make my car even faster for today. Two victories without starting from pole position – what a perfect weekend,” said King, praising his team’s efforts.
The duel in the first chicane was less fortunate for Theo Oeverhaus. It was the 19-year-old from Osnabrück’s first pole position in the Carrera Cup Deutschland. A tie rod on his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup was bent out of shape after a slight contact in the battle for position with King – Oeverhaus was forced to retire.
Larry ten Voorde started the hunt for his fourth title in the German Carrera Cup with two second places.

“In contrast to yesterday, I had a great start – the detailed work with the team paid off. After that, I stayed out of any shuffles for positions and concentrated fully on my race,” he said.
Third place went to Robert de Haan (Team75 Bernhard). However, the 17-year-old Dutchman was subsequently handed a time penalty, which relegated him to 14th place. A

s a result, French rookie Marvin Klein inherited third. Fourth to sixth place went to Ariel Levi (Team GP Elite) from Israel, Austrian Horst Felix Felbermayr (Proton Huber Competition) and Dutchman Huub van Eijndhoven (Team GP Elite).
Flynt Schuring rounded off Proton Huber Competition’s strong team performance with a victory in the Rookies category. Like on Saturday, Sören Spreng (GP Elite) secured first place in the ProAm classification. “I was in a duel with my ProAm colleague Michael Essmann. Fortunately, I managed to defend my position,” reported the German race driver.

All Porsche Carrera Cup races can be seen on SPEED SPORT 1.