For the second time in the history of the Porsche Cup, a driver from the Netherlands has been awarded the prize as the most successful Porsche privateer driver.
In 1970, Gijs van Lennep received the very first Porsche Cup. On Saturday, Jaap van Lagen accepted the venerable Cup from Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG.
After earning 5,010 points this past season, the 37-year-old Dutchman also takes home a new Porsche 911 Carrera S worth more than 120,000 Euros ($150,000).
Second-placed Matteo Beretta (20, Italy) is the recipient of 30,000 Euros ($37,000) with Christian Ried (35, Germany) winning 25,000 Euros ($31,000) for third place.
Vn Lagen, who only took up racing at the age of 23, earned his points at the wheel of Porsche race cars in three series: In the ADAC GT Masters, the Blancpain Sprint Series and the VLN Long Distance Championship Nürburgring.
Over the past years, van Lagen has attracted attention in Porsche one-make race series. In the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup he finished the 2010 season ranking fourth overall.