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ProSpeed Competition building its new workshop
Friday, 25 January 2013 11:15

More than ever present on the international scene

Rudi Penders, Belgium is snowbound. How does ProSpeed Competition, of which you are the Team Principal, spend the winter months?

“Together with Luc Goris and our team we are preparing the team’s relocation. Over these last few years ProSpeed has solidly established itself on the international scene. But now space has become rather cramped. Our new workshop, established in Tongeren, less than twenty kilometres from here, is a further stage in the regular and on-going development of the company’s activities. ProSpeed employs ten persons, active around five specific pillars of activity.”

What will be the team’s ‘Racing’ programme in 2013?

“We have sent off our entry forms in two major international championships. On the one hand the European Le Mans Series, with every ambition of excelling in the ‘GT’ category and to compete, for the fourth consecutive year, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On the other hand the Blancpain Endurance Series, where the team’s ambition will be to defend the Porsche colours with as much success as last year. Both in the ‘Pro’ category as also the ‘Pro-Am’ category. In addition there will also be a ‘national’ presence, but this has not been finalised as yet. “

The relations between ProSpeed Competition and Porsche Motorsport are rock solid. Is this thanks to the ‘Automotive and Engineering’ department?

“Amongst others. The ‘Best Technical Assistance’ award at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011 further strengthened our technical collaboration with those of Porsche Motorsport. It is rather delicate to discuss all the outlines, but one these angles concerns the ‘GT3’ regulations. The Porsche 911 GT3-R ‘2013’ is promising.”

Is the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux yet another one of these angles?

“For ProSpeed, we have developed a medium-term vision, with set objectives. Such a vision – creator of both stability and trust – is sorely missing in motorsport management. And this at all levels. The GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux participates in this vision. With the help of GT3.nl, we will be offering real opportunities for both teams and drivers, whether they are amateur or professional. The GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux, with the support of Porsche Import, of PON Porsche and the works, is an extraordinary tool. Our ‘Racing Workshop‘ and ‘Racing Parts‘ departments will be at the service of the teams, including on site, during the various race weekends. “

At the end of the year ProSpeed organised its first Motorsport Business Meeting (MBM).

What fruits did this innovative idea bring?

”Our partners and those of our drivers do not work gratuitously. As such we look upon their investments from an entrepreneurial point of view, the same as the one that motivates us – namely Luc Goris and myself – at the head of the team. The values that are conveyed, whether it is the Porsche brand or racing, are under exploited. These ‘MBMs ‘consolidate our close links with our partners in order to develop - with and amongst them – relationships of trust and….business. Our ‘Marketing’ department is highly active.”

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