Renger van der Zande is already preparing for his next appearance on the track. Last weekend, the quick all-rounder made his racing debut in the Lotus LMP2 class on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit. This weekend, the Dutchman will be taking place behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3, when he joins Konrad Motorsport to race in the Porsche Supercup, which is part of the support programme for the Spanish F1 Grand Prix. The opening race in this strong single-make cup presented a steep learning curve for Van der Zande, but also yielded valuable experience and a seventh place on the scoreboard.
Barcelona, 8 May 2012
‘We only got the green light for the Bahrain race at the very last moment, which meant that we used that weekend as a kind of glorified test run,’ explains Renger. ‘With the experience I gained during that race, I can really tear up the track this time. The Porsche is a truly powerful car that comes with an extensive set of instructions – and I’ve presently mastered the first few pages. In this class, your actual driving skills can make a real difference, so we’ll be lining up with our knives out. I can’t wait to get out on the tarmac!’