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Heylen Awarded Porsche Cup

IMSA Pilot Challenge, Endurance Cup GTD champion Jan Heylen wins Porsche Cup…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Jan Heylen has been named as the recipient of the Porsche Cup award for his exploits in IMSA and SRO America competition this year.

Heylen beat the Renauer twins, Robert and Alfred, to the title of Porsche’s top privateer racing driver for the 2021 season.

The U.S-based Belgian won the Pilot Challenge GS championship in a Wright Motorsports Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport and also clinched the Endurance Cup GTD title, held within the WeatherTech Championship, driving Wright’s Porsche 911 GT3 R.

He also claimed Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS Pro-Am honors alongside Fred Poordad.

Heylen teamed up with Ryan Hardwick for most of the Pilot Challenge season and worked with Patrick Long and Trent Hindman for his four-race Endurance Cup program.

Porsche has awarded him with a brand new road car and a trophy for his efforts.

Alfred and Robert Renauer, who finished second and third in the Porsche Cup standings, continued to compete in multiple series for their own Herberth Motorsport squad.

Most notably they gave Herberth its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in GTE-Am, after earning an automatic entry for winning the Asian Le Mans Series GT3 title.

2021 Porsche Cup standings

1 – Jan Heylen (12,500 points)
2 – Alfred Renauer (11,803)
3 – Robert Renauer (9,518)
4 – Ralf Bohn (9,511)
5 – Cooper MacNeil (8,160)
6 – Riccardo Pera (7,771)
7 – Christian Ried (6,789)
8 – Niki Leutwiler (6,429)
9 – Patrik Skoog (6,290)
10 – Daniel Allemann (6,123)

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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