Beating Porsche’s own GT4 variant of the 981 Cayman to track, PROsport ran their new car in the first round of European GT4 Series at Nogaro, France, at the weekend. Up against Chevrolet Camaros, BMW M3s and Lotus Evora, Thomas Krebs and Arno Klasen finished fifth and fourth overall in the two 60-minute races, leaving the pair heading the AM championship table.
Where Porsche have opted for a manual gearbox paired with the 3.8 litre flat six engine from the “base” variant of the 991 Carrera, PROsport are using the dual-clutch PDK paddle-shift gearbox.
Steve Buschmann, team manager of PROsport Performance, said he was happy with the competitiveness the new car has already shown and that they are enjoy the welcoming paddock atmosphere. Currently seeking homologation for their Cayman, Steve says they will build a second car once this has been granted.
Also appearing for the first time at Nogaro was the GT4 variant of Bulgaria-based Sofia Car Motorsport’s SIN R1. A GT3 version of the entirely new car had raced in GT Cup last season under Rosen Daskolov with some mid-field finishes.
Known for its relative low cost, especially for a European series, the next round is at Zandvoort on May 22-24.
Word: Chris Valentine; photos: GT4 Championship.