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Dinamic Motorsport adds Porsche to Sprint Cup grid for Engelhart and De Leener

22 February 2021

Dinamic Motorsport haș confirmed its presence on the Sprint Cup grid for 2021, with Christian Engelhart and Adrien De Leener set to drive the Italian squad's Porsche 911 GT3-R. 

The coming season will represent Dinamic's third Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS campaign and the first in which it has contested the short-format championship. The team has already captured a pair of overall Endurance Cup wins, triumphing at Monza in 2019 and last year at the Nürburgring. 

This term it will enter the full 10-round season, with Engelhart set to challenge for the combined series title as part of both the Sprint and Endurance crews. The experienced German ace was previously a race winner in the Sprint Cup with Lamborghini outfit Grasser Racing. 

De Leener contested last year's Endurance Cup as part of Dinamic's Silver crew and now steps up to compete for overall victory with the team. The 31-year-old previously contested the Sprint Cup with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in 2018. 

The announcement means that the Porsche name will return to the Sprint grid for the first time since 2019, when the Dinamic squad made a one-of appearance at the Hungaroring. A Porsche crew has not previously run a full Sprint campaign, though several teams have used the German brand's cars in the short-format championship. 

Dinamic joins AKKA ASP in having recently confirmed plans to run the full Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS schedule. The French squad announced a pair of Pro line-ups for the Sprint Cup and another to compete at Endurance events. The 2021 season will officially launch with two days of testing at Circuit Paul Ricard (25/26 March), followed by the opening race at Monza on 16-18 April.