Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, race 2, Hockenheim
At the first race of the season on Saturday, ten Voorde beat his Swedish teammate Henric Skoog and Berkay Besler (TR/Car Collection Motorsport).
“I’ve been working hard all winter for this season-opening round.
It’s simply great to be rewarded in this way.
The setup of the vehicle was chosen so that I could pull clear of the field in the first half of the race,” said ten Voorde.
In sunshine and temperatures of 12 degrees Celsius, 31 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers rolled to the grid as part of the DTM support programme.
Ten Voorde (Overdrive Racing by Huber) converted pole position into a lead but was unable to pull away from the field immediately due to an early safety car phase.
At the restart, the 22-year-old demonstrated his experience by defending his front position and gradually extended his advantage on the 4.574-kilometre racetrack lap by lap.
As a consequence, van Lagen (NL/Förch Racing) was unable to put any serious pressure on his compatriot.
The Förch driver crossed the finish in second place after 16 laps 0.6 seconds behind ten Voorde.
“My start was super and decisive for second place.
In the last laps I was able to reduce the gap a little, but over the weekend Larry ten Voorde was faster than me,” said van Lagen.