Kas Haverkort has an upward trend at Circuit Zandvoort

Published by Greenhouse Haverkort op June 24, 2021

ZANDVOORT – Racing driver Greenhouse Haverkort showed during his home race at the CM.com Circuit Zandvoort that he has found the way up. The 30-year-old talent from Heemserveen finished sixth out of a field of more than 2020 drivers in the fifth round of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine. Kas is in his second year in motorsport. In XNUMX he became champion in Spanish F4.

Kas had to drive last weekend in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine at CM.com Circuit Zandvoort, where Formula 1 will also race later this year. In the first qualifying he was unlucky with code red due to a broken chassis from one of the other drivers on the track. As a result, he had to settle for the fourteenth fastest time. “I had chosen to ride a little later in the session. I could have made it to P6 on my fastest lap if I could have finished it, but because of code red I couldn't. It was just bad luck.”

The first race was a tough one for Kas. “I was locked in. A boy was knocked off the track and a number of riders in front of me clashed as a result," he explained. "I couldn't move and fell back to P18." He was unable to advance further after that. “Almost nobody manages to overtake on this track.”

The second race, on Sunday, went a lot better. His qualifying went well, although this time he had to deal with a 'full course yellow' because someone had gone off the track. Kas: “Luckily, that full course yellow was over quickly. At that point a number of riders passed me and I had to overtake them right away to position myself well for my fast lap. That was difficult, but I still took P8.”

During the second race, the talented Overijsselaar showed that he had good speed. “I also had a good start. In addition, I have

immediately caught up with Oliver Goethe. Then I got behind Francesco Pizzi and I couldn't get past him. At the same time, I had pressure from Paul Aron from behind. I was able to defend my place well and kept it behind me.”

Kas finished sixth, his best result so far this season. And that was a relief, he confessed. “We have made a really big step as a team with the car. We made a lot of small adjustments and we were at the front. We're in the top five, top ten. We are of course happy with that.”

Because the race in Zandvoort Kas was his home race, there were also VIP relations on the dune circuit. “They thought it was super cool. My uncle did the catering. He did a great job, everyone was enthusiastic. And of course I had a good result on Sunday. I was also in the picture a lot because I got into an exciting fight with Pizzi and Aron."

It did him good to meet his sponsors and relations in the paddock of Zandvoort. “We have an enthusiastic group of partners who support us in our mission. Nice that so many people are joining this project. We and Comeback sports are busy sponsoring and that is going very well. "

The next round of the championship will be held on the weekend of 23 to 25 July at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Kas looked forward to it. “Spa is cool, a really cool job. It should be fine there. Last year I was also fast in Spa. I am curious what that will bring.”

Kas thanks MP Motorsport, the entire team, his parents and family, Marco du Pau, Comeback sports, TeamNL, the KNAF and all the people who supported him last weekend.

Kas is supported in his racing activities by: Build for Performance, Southfields, SOS Hydrations, Amstergum, Fit at Hone, Haverkort food & drink, Habe Lijm en Maselwerken, Connected, Comeback sports, Bengs 4balance, PAL-V, MediaTribe, KNAF, TeamNL and Besseling Group.