Kas Haverkort is moving on from the Formula Regional European Championship after three seasons, and will spend 2024 racing in the Porsche Supercup.
The Formula 1 support series features drivers racing in spec Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, and is a rare location for junior single-seater racers to graduate to. Past examples include Formula 3 racer Sven Muller (2014) and GP3-experienced duo Ryan Cullen (2015) and Joey Mawson (2019), while Markus Pommer and Richie Stanaway split up their successful junior careers with a season in the Porsche Supercup.
Haverkort will debut with Team GP Elite, continuing a trend of the 20-year-old Dutchman racing for Dutch teams since he raced for MP Motorsport in his title-winning Spanish Formula 4 campaign in 2020 and his rookie FREC season, then joined Van Amersfoort Racing for the last two years which resulted in four wins and three poles.
Fellow FREC race-winner and former Renault F1 junior Hadrien David is also headed to sportscar racing this year after failing to find a way to step up from FRegional in single-seaters. The 19-year-old claimed the French F4 title and won six of his eight races in F4 South East Asia in 2019, then spent four years in FRegional.
He came 10th in the 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup, was 2021 FREC runner-up then started 2022 by coming ninth in the FRegional Asian Championship standings despite only contesting two of the five rounds. Budget issues meant another FREC campaign rather than a move up to F3, and despite taking home more wins and points than the year before he dropped to fourth in the standings.
David made three more FREC appearances in 2023, with two different teams, and also made a winning return to F4 SEA.
This year he will a race an LMP3 car, the bottom level of prototype sportscars, in the Le Mans Cup.