The Porsche Supercup may have found its master again, in the person of Larry ten Voorde. The Dutch driver, twice crowned champion in 2020 and 2021, finished at the top of the timesheets, as he often does, in the free practice session of his favorite category, interrupted several times by red flags late Thursday afternoon in the streets of the Principality.
Defeated for the title, last year, by Luxemburg’s Dylan Pereira, ten Voorde was 4 tenths of a second ahead of France’s Dorian Boccolacci, 3rd in 2021 and 2nd in 2022… behind him, in Monaco. With a best lap posted at 1:34.316, the Dutchman marked his territory and showed all his rivals that he was again the huge favourite for this 2023 edition. On a circuit where Porsche Supercup is starting its 31st season, following the cancellation last week of the Imola meeting.
A third driver is hoping to join the fight for the podium on Sunday: Harry King, the Briton from Lechner Racing, took 3rd place in this one and only free practice session. He will have to wait until 6.45pm on Friday evening, after both F1 free practice sessions, to try and deny ten Voorde and Boccolacci pole position. This will be anything but easy. The race is scheduled for noon on Sunday.