Beitske Visser to make Prototype Cup Germany debut
Two-time W Series runner up Beitske Visser is set to return to sports car racing with BHK Motorsport, in a LMP3 program in Prototype Cup Germany.
Two time W Series race winner and runner-up Beitske Visser is set to return to prototype racing as she joins BHK Motorsport at the next round of the Prototype Cup Germany.
Visser, 28, will therefore make her debut in the German series - which is quickly becoming an established stepping stone for prototype racing in the growing sports car scene - at her home round in Assen, Netherlands, on 1-3 September.
With a career that includes some of the most prestigious single seater series such as Formula Renault 3.5 and GP3 Series, Visser was selected for the inaugural season of the all-female W Series championship in 2019, where she took victory at the second round in Zolder and eventually went on to fight for the title until the final race with Jamie Chadwick, totalling 4 podiums out of six races.
During the pandemic-disrupted 2020 season, Visser joined the all-female crew Richard Mille Racing Team for her first experience of LMP2 racing in European Le Mans Series. Partnering Tatiana Calderon and Sophia Floersch at the wheel of the Oreca prototype, the Le Mans rookie clinched a top ten at her first 24 Hours of Le Mans participation.
Visser continued to make appearances in sports car racing in both GT racing as well as LMP2, eventually graduating to FIA WEC in 2021.
In 2022, the Dutchwoman had another highly positive season in W Series, where she returned three times to the podium and added another win to her resumé, finishing again runner up to Chadwick.
After the demise of W Series, Visser joined endurance squad 'Girls Only' by WS Racing, at the wheel of the BMW M4 GT4 for her second 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. Alongside Pippa Mann, Célia Martin and Fabienne Wohlwend, Visser completed the legendary race in second place in the SP8T class.
Beitske will now return behind the wheel of a prototype at the fifth round of the Prototype Cup Germany, sharing the Duqueine LMP3 machine with 18 year old Swiss racer Elia Sperandio, formerly competing in Italian F4.
Visser tested with the team at Monza last month, as the team also ran its LMP2 Oreca.
BHK Motorsport - which also competed in last year's European Le Mans Series LMP2 class - scored a podium in the German Prototype Cup earlier this year at Zandvoort.