Steve Caroli ready for second race weekend in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

After an instructive opening weekend, Steve Caroli is ready for his second race weekend in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup as part of the Porsche Sports Cup Germany.

Three weeks after the season opener in Hockenheim, the Porsche Sports Cup Germany continues at the Nürburgring. Steve Caroli from the Erzgebirge will once again drive a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for SEEBACH Motorsport. The real estate entrepreneur will be competing in the Porsche Sprint Challenge GT3 and the Porsche Endurance Challenge.

The 2022 Porsche Endurance Challenge champion celebrated his debut in the new car at Hockenheim. There he shared the car with Marc Basseng, a former FIA GT1 world champion. The duo finished the Endurance Challenge race in third place in the class after a questionable decision by the stewards. “My onboard camera clearly shows that I was overtaken under safety car conditions. Unfortunately, the stewards rejected our protest and we retain third position,” said Caroli. He finished the two Sprint Challenge races in tenth and ninth place after time penalties.

Now the second race weekend is coming up for the 911 GT3 Cup newcomer. Dominik Schraml, his regular partner and driver coach, is also returning after he was unable to accompany Caroli in Hockenheim due to a clash of appointments. Schraml has a crazy double weekend ahead of him, as he is also taking part in the two “Road to Le Mans” races as part of the supporting program of the legendary 24-hour race in France. After the second race on Saturday morning, he will travel to the Eifel to accompany Caroli and contest the Endurance Challenge race with him.

“I learned a lot about handling the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in Hockenheim. The car is the complete opposite of the Cayman I’ve driven so far,” says Caroli about the change of car. “Many thanks to SEEBACH Motorsport for making the transition as easy as possible for me! As always, the team gives 110% and I would like to thank them wholeheartedly for their work.”

Steve Caroli, whose goal is to move up into the Porsche Sixt Carrera Cup Deutschland, has set himself ambitious targets for the upcoming race weekend. “In the Endurance Challenge race, I have the clear goal of fighting for class victory with Dominik! For the two sprint races, I’m hoping for rain to be honest, then it should look better than last time in Hockenheim.”

The two half-hour Porsche Sprint Challenge GT3 races will take place on Saturday at 14:45 and on Sunday at 11:10. To round off the race weekend on the legendary circuit in the Eifel, the one-hour Porsche Endurance Challenge race starts at 15:50 on Sunday. All races will be broadcast in the official livestream on YouTube.

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