Enthusiasts Hollywood film star Michael Fassbender drives in the Porsche Supercup

20:40  13 august  2020
20:40  13 august  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Michael Fassbender greift im Porsche 911 GT3 Cup ins Lenkrad © Porsche Michael Fassbender grabs the steering wheel in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

The Porsche Supercup is going into the sixth round next weekend with a prominent guest starter: the German-Irish Hollywood- Star Michael Fassbender drives the VIP vehicle of the international one-make cup with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup as part of the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.

"The performance density in the Supercup is extremely high, so my goals are modest," says Fassbender ("Inglourious Basterds", "12 Years a Slave", "X-Men"), who competes in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS ) drove a Porsche 911 RSR. "I am especially looking forward to driving another racing version of the Porsche 911 and gaining additional experience."

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Fassbender took part in a professional racing training program at Porsche. First, as part of the Porsche Driving Experience, he completed a short training program with the 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. After advancing to the Porsche Racing Experience and racing in the Porsche Sports Cup, the Heidelberg native started his debut season in the ELMS with the customer team Proton Competition in 2020.

Last weekend, Fassbender achieved fourth place in the GTE class at the 4-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps in a Porsche 911 RSR. He shared the racing car with Porsche works driver Richard Lietz and Felipe Fernandez Laser.

“I know Michael Fassbender from the movie 'X-Men?'. It's really cool to compete against such a well-known actor on the race track. It's great that we have him as a guest in the Porsche Supercup,” says Dylan Pereira, who current championship leader of the Porsche Supercup. In races four and five at Silverstone, the Luxembourger lost part of his earlier lead over Larry ten Voorde and Ayhancan Güven.

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