Porsche Supercup’s first ever round at Zandvoort saw a huge field of 32 cars including 9 Dutch drivers racing on home turf.
For the Kiwi Jaxon Evans, who started P9, it was tough from the moment the lights went green.
Evans was unlucky to lose out on a position from the start after the impressive spectacle of 32 Porsche Supercup 911s rushed into the first tight hairpin corner.
The race leaders started to pull away from the crowd but things were starting to heat up in the midfield.
At the beginning of lap 3 and moving into lap 4, it seemed as though Evans teammate Dorian Boccolacci was holding the Kiwi up.
Jaxon was right on the tail of his fellow Almeras colleague. Then the time came for Evans to make his move nearing the end of lap 4.
Evans dove up the inside of Boccolacci overtaking the Frenchman but eventually failed to make it stick. Coming into the next chicane he lost the back end slipping into the gravel trap but swiftly rejoining the track.
Unfortunately, due to the closeness of the entire midfield it meant Evans lost 2 places after having just gained one!
Slipping down to 11th after the incident, Jaxon then failed to move up any higher until the retirement of Christopher Zöchling who picked up a puncture.
Jaxon stayed 10th for the remainder of the race after the unfortunate lap 4 affair.
Overall, it was a tough weekend for Jaxon Evans. Disappointingly, the pace was not there for him. Additionally, in terms of the championship standings the current leader and main rival of Evans, Larry ten Voorde managed to start and finish 5th.
So, the championship hopes will have been hindered slightly and it will be a tough pill to swallow with the final 2 rounds coming up next weekend at Monza.
Here are the race results from the Dutch seaside round:
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