ProSpeed Launch
Last night (March 31) saw the official launch of ProsSpeed Competition, the new team founded by Rudi Penders, the reigning Belcar GTB champion (with Franz Lamot), and Luc Goris, ex-technical director of RTM and TT Racing - writes Joost Custers.

The team will race two 996 GT3-RS Porsches in Class 2 of Belcar, for Rudi Penders / Franz Lamot (#21) and Pascal Nelissen-Grade / Christian Kelvers (#22). Prospeed will also enter one Supercup in the smaller Endurance Cup. The target for 2006 is to win the class 2 title and to seek another victory in the national class in the Spa 24 hours. We asked Rudi Penderswhat the philosophy behind Prospeed is and we received a very encouraging answer…

“Prospeed’s passion lies in endurance racing,” explains Penders. “Together with Franz, Luc and the others, I have achieved numerous successes in endurance racing and we are now looking to further expound on these with ProSpeed. We have outstanding gentleman drivers and where better for them to excel themselves than in endurance racing? Our race programme has therefore been tailored accordingly. In the first instance we are targeting Belcar, FIA GT3 and the 24 Hours of Spa. This also offers the drivers the opportunity to develop their talents over a period of time - and together with ProSpeed, the potential to compete once more in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, as we did with the yellow Porsche of RTM in 2000.”

“ProSpeed is actually purely Porsche but this could change in the near future,” continues Luc Goris. “ProSpeed retains close ties with Porsche. Both Rudi Penders and myself have always been closely associated with the German sports car manufacturer. Not only does Rudi Penders head up an official Porsche dealership but both he and myself have over the years also experienced excellent sporting successes with the make.“

“Beside this ProSpeed is also oriented, and this not in the least through the experience of those concerned, to developing projects around other makes. The technical and logistical expertise of ProSpeed is targeted at converting every challenge into a success.”


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