Alan Brynjolfsson captures Porsche Cup

December 10, 2019

Alan Brynjolfsson captures Porsche Cup

December 10, 2019

Alan Brynjolfsson has captured this year’s Porsche Cup, an award presented for 50 years to the top scoring driver racing a private Porsche worldwide.

The Icelandic American raced in this year’s IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge along with two other race series. Brynjolfsson is the first American driver to win the Porsche Cup since 2002.

Brynjolfsson received the award at Porsche’s annual “Night of Champions” event Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany. He takes home both the Porsche Cup trophy and a Porsche valued at more than 140,000 Euros.

Together co-driving with Trent Hindman in the No. 7 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, the pairing finished fourth in the MICHELIN Pilot Challenge GS class championship. Brynjolfsson and Hindman won in mixed conditions at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and added a second podium finish at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Additionally, Hindman finished third in this year’s Porsche Cup. Veteran FIA World Endurance Championship racer and team owner Christian Ried was second.

“Michelin would like to congratulate Alan Brynjolfsson for winning this year’s Porsche Cup, and becoming the first American driver to do so in nearly 20 years,” said Chris Baker, director of motorsport, Michelin North America.

“Alan is an enthusiastic and dedicated racer and certainly deserving of this honor. He and his co-driver Trent Hindman and the Park Place Motorsports team were a great example of the quality of the IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series in 2019. Their spirited drive, in mixed conditions to win at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course running our MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport GT commercial slick tires on a damp but drying track was one of the highlights of the season.”

The top photo is courtesy Porsche. Body copy photos are courtesy Michelin North America.

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