To kick off the 2021 edition of the Porsche Supercup, this Thursday in Monaco, there were 28 Porsche 911 GT3s on the track, headed by defending champion Larry ten Voorde. The Dutchman tried to enforce his status as outgoing champion and thought he had succeeded when he completed a lap in 1: 34.165, owed just 30 thousandths better than Dylan Pereira. Then the Luxemburger from BWT Lechner Racing got back in front, in 1: 34.062, just before the session was definitively interrupted, five minutes from its end, by a big touch immediately dealt with by the ACM marshals.
Behind Pereira and Ten Voorde, Turkey’s Ayhancan Güven, entered by the same team as Pereira, took 3rd place in this session, followed at three tenths by Dorian Boccolacci (4th), the former F2 driver from France who debuts in Supercup after having shone in the Porsche Carrera Cup last year, in his home country. Another French driver entered the Top 10, Florian Latorre (9th), in his Porsche aligned by CLRT, the team recently founded by driver Côme Ledogar.
Qualifying will take place Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday morning’s race at 10:30 a.m. promises a lot, as six drivers completed the free practice session grouped together in the same second. There will be 8 Supercup rounds again this year, still raising the curtain on F1, and still in Europe. The Porsche Supercup was created in 1993 and was then run by Jost Capito, who is now the new Williams F1 Team Principal.