Hardly any racing driver in the one-make cup has as many fans as Jan-Erik Slooten (37). This is not only due to the German’s successes, but also to his second job. In 2013, Slooten founded the YouTube channel “Ring Police” and since then has regularly reported to his now 134,000 subscribers about the everyday life of a racing driver.
“Back then, many friends encouraged me to set up a YouTube channel on the subject of automobiles and motorsport,” he looks back. “To be honest, I wasn’t sure at the time if anyone would even look at it. At the end of 2017 I pulled it off and uploaded my first videos. They were all from our garage back then.”
In the meantime, viewers are regularly offered racing content. Slooten: “We are one of the very few teams that is so active on YouTube and offers fans exclusive insights from our race weekends there.”
But where does the passion for the brand from Zuffenhausen come from? Slooten: “That came when I was five years old. My parents’ neighbor drove a red Porsche 964 Carrera 4. Porsche has always fascinated me ever since.”
In the 2022 Carrera Cup, he will drive a 911 GT3 Cup. “Many drivers describe the Cup car as difficult to drive, and I can confirm that,” he says. “If you can drive fast in the 911 GT3 Cup, you can do the same with any other vehicle.”
His goal: a class win in the ProAm classification. He will certainly report on it on YouTube and Instagram.
Race calendar Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 2022
May 20-22, 2022, Red Bull Ring (ADAC GT Masters), races 3+4
17.06.-19.06.2022, Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola (DTM), races 5+6
June 24-26, 2022, Circuit Zandvoort (ADAC GT Masters), races 7+8
05.08.-07.08.2022, Nürburgring (ADAC GT Masters), races 9+10
August 19-21, 2022, Lausitzring (ADAC GT Masters), races 11+12
September 23-25, 2022, Sachsenring (ADAC GT Masters), races 13+14
October 21-23, 2022, Hockenheim (ADAC GT Masters), races 15+16