Christian Ried has claimed the Porsche Cup for the second consecutive year.
Awarded to the world’s most successful privateer in Porsche machinery, the Dempsey-Proton Racing owner/driver edged out newly crowned ADAC GT Masters champion Robert Renauer for the award and Porsche road car valued at more than €120,000 ($135,000 USD).
The German received the trophy by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG, on Saturday evening at Porsche’s “Night of Champions” awards ceremony in Weissach.
Ried took part in both the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series at the wheel of the mid-engined Porsche 911 RSR, which became available to customers for the first time this year.
Renauer, meanwhile, takes home a €30,000 ($34,000 USD) prize, with third-place Julien Andlauer, who co-drives with Ried in the WEC, finishing third and gets €25,000 ($28,500 USD).
The Porsche Cup, based on an idea of Ferry Porsche, has been awarded since 1970.