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Morris Schuring brought Fach Auto Tech’s its 100th Supercup race victory. (Porsche photo)

Schuring Dominates Supercup At Zandvoort

In the very first miles, Morris Schuring made it clear that this was his race.

Starting from pole position, he catapulted off the line and refused to relinquish his lead spot despite two safety car phases.

“My car was unbelievably good today. I put my foot down and simply left my pursuers in my dust,” Schuring said about the path to clinching his second Supercup win of the season.

Four weeks ago, the 18-year-old made history. In Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, he was crowned the youngest-ever winner in the history of the Porsche Supercup, which has been held since 1993.

“I’m exceptionally proud of my team and of course of my drivers, who are only 18 and 20 years old and who have already won three Supercup races this year,” said team boss Alex Fach. The Swiss squad has been an integral part of the Porsche Supercup since 2013 and claimed the championship crown in 2014 with New Zealander Earl Bamber.

“I never would have dreamed that we would get this far when we joined the series ten years ago,” Fach said.

GP Elite teammates Loek Hartog and Larry ten Voorde battled it out for second place over the entire race distance.

After 16 laps, Hartog beat ten Voorde over the line by a mere three-tenths of a second. Porsche Junior Bastian Buus crossed the finish line right behind the two Dutchmen and thus defended his championship lead with fourth place.

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t do more today. I hope things will go better for me tomorrow,” said the 20-year-old Dane from the BWT Lechner Racing team, as he looks forward to the seventh race of the season. Loek Hartog will tackle round seven on Sunday from pole position with Bastian Buus starting alongside him on the front grid row.

Misfortune struck Buus’s teammate Harry King and CLRT driver Dorian Boccolacci.

The Briton and the Frenchman, who ranked second and third in the standings before the race, got caught up in collisions. Boccolacci only finished in midfield, while King had to throw in the towel. As a result, Larry ten Voorde has advanced to second overall and Zandvoort winner Morris Schuring has moved up to third in the standings.

Fifth place went to Alessandro Ghiretti. With this result, the Frenchman extended his lead in the Rookie classification.

“The atmosphere in Zandvoort with the avid Dutch fans is incomparable. I hope I can give them another good show on Sunday,” commented the Martinet by Alméras driver. Finishing sixth, Dutchman Huub van Eijndhoven (GP Elite) also climbed the Rookie podium.

Third in this classification went to the South African Keagan Masters (Ombra).

Race Results

1. Morris Schuring (NL/FACH AUTO TECH), 28:23.600 minutes
2. Loek Hartog (NL/Team GP Elite), +1.777 seconds
3. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), +2.059 seconds
4. Porsche Junior Bastian Buus (DK/BWT Lechner Racing), +3.541 seconds
5. Alessandro Ghiretti (F/Martinet by Alméras), +5.973 seconds
6. Huub van Eijndhoven (NL/GP Elite), +6.119 seconds