• Team RaceArt to field two Porsche 992 GT3 Cups in Iberian campaign
  • Talented youngster Senna van Soelen to make team debut at Portimao
  • Jules Grouwels returns to Porsche Cup action after Zandvoort podium


Maastricht, 4 December 2023 - Team RaceArt is ramping up preparations to return to Porsche one-make competition with a two-car entry in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Southern Europe. Senna van Soelen and Jules Grouwels will each pilot one of the team’s newly delivered Porsche 992 GT3 Cup cars in the four-round series in Portugal and Spain.


Porsche’s winter championship on the Iberian peninsula, held between January and March, marks RaceArt’s return to Porsche one-make competition. Between 2016 to 2019, the Maastricht-based team often successfully raced in Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux spearheaded by gentleman driver Roger Grouwels, who formed a consistent threat for Am-class honours in multiple championship campaigns.


For its return to Porsche racing, RaceArt is pleased to welcome 18-year-old prospect Senna van Soelen. The Dutch youngster, hailing from the coastal resort town of Oostvoorne, graduated from karts into the Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup in 2022 before stepping up to contest a dual program behind the wheel of the BMW M2 CS Racing last year. A fifth place in the standings in the German BMW M2 Cup Series was complemented by an accomplished rookie season in the Benelux championship. Van Soelen, who was incorporated into the inaugural KNAF Talent Academy roster ahead of the 2023 season, won four races in a row upon his series debut and ended his campaign with a tally of six victories and third place in the championship.

 He will be joined in RaceArt’s two-car lineup by Jules Grouwels, who returns to the cockpit of a 992 GT3 Cup after a successful cameo appearance in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux earlier this year. Grouwels, whose previous racing experience also includes the Ford Fiesta Sprint Cup and BMW M2 Cup Benelux as well as the Supercar Challenge, took an Am-class podium at Zandvoort in June.


“We’re very excited for the year ahead,” team manager Marwin Moonen said. “We recently took delivery of our two brand new Porsches and look forward to returning to the Porsche paddock in 2024. Senna is an exciting prospect who showed great things in 2023 and we’re pleased to have him join us as he takes the next step in his racing career. Jules, on the other hand, has already gained some valuable experience at the wheel of the Porsche and will hopefully be able to build on that in Portugal and Spain.”


The Porsche Sprint Challenge Southern Europe kicks off at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal on January 27-28, before moving on to Estoril, Valencia and Barcelona. All races will be streamed live.

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