Rudy van Buren has been confirmed to participate in the highly competitive Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland for CarTech Motorsport in 2021. The Dutchman aims to score podium finishes during his second fulltime season.
“A new year, a new car and I’ve set new goals fueled by newly sparked motivation”, says Rudy. “I’m extremely happy and proud to be back on the grid for the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland.”
His first full season in this very competitive series, which dovetailed into a title-contesting campaign in the Porsche Sports Cup, resulted in points finishes in nearly every race. Regularly fighting in the top five and leading the race around the Lausitsring left him eager to achieve even more.
To that end, the 28-year-old Dutchman has extended his agreement with CarTech Motorsport to field an all-new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for 2021. This 510 hp strong new car enjoys a healthy power boost over the outgoing model, amongst other innovations.
Rudy is confident the extended collaboration with CarTech Motorsport will lead to new success: “We’re all aware the team has changed a number of factors, which will prove beneficial to all involved. This will only strengthen our position to be able to take the fight to the front. And it goes without saying I would like to extend my thanks to all friends and partners, who are supporting us to realise this dream and continue this amazing journey.”
The season opener will be at Spa-Francorchamps on the 29th of April, as a support series to the prestigious 6 Hour World Endurance Championship race. After that, the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will take its contestants to Oschersleben, the Red Bull Ring, Monza, Circuit Zandvoort, the Nürburgring, the Sachsenring and the season finale in Hockenheim, totalling sixteen races.
In addition to that, Rudy is pushing to participate in the Porsche Supercup round during the Dutch Grand Prix in September, supporting the much-anticipated return of the official Formula 1 race to Circuit Zandvoort. “That would be the ultimate event for me to scratch off the list. An official Formula 1 racing event on Dutch soil is something I want to be involved in as a professional Porsche racing driver”, says Rudy.
Rudy van Buren is supported by HARTL Group, iReckonu, CAD Services, DreiBruder, rFactor2, Studio397, GoPrimal, Hofparken, Nigrin autoplege and World’s Fastest Gamer. Furthermore, he acts as the official simulator coach to the Dutch motorsports federation KNAF en ambassador to digital motorsport platform KNAF Digital.