With his new partner FIRE Group, the Lower Saxony racing driver Colin Bönighausen will be promoted to the Porsche Carrera Cup in winter 2023/2024.

• Career boost through real estate investment company FIRE Group
• Commitments in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and Middle East

Colin Bönighausen gets a new partner in the FIRE Group, which enables promotion from the BMW M2 Cup to the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany.
This means that the 18-year-old shooting star from Hanover will be competing in the most competitive one-make cup in the world next season, which will, among other things, compete in the DTM. Even before that, Bönighausen will use the winter of 23/24 as the best possible preparation in the Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East, which will be held for the first time, and thus compete in the Formula 1 and FIA World Endurance Championship.

This sporting advancement is made possible by the FIRE Group, whose Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Baese is himself active in motorsport: “I used to race karts and am still involved in hobby racing today. That’s why I know exactly how difficult it is for young drivers to find the right partners to give their career the push it needs.“

Colin Bönighausen will represent the brand as an ambassador on his brand new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with the iconic FIRE design. “FIRE believes in me and makes this advancement possible. I would like to take advantage of this incredible opportunity.”

I’m looking forward to the new racing car and the duels with the other drivers,” said Colin. “The first season is a learning year where I want to gain as much as possible – of course also good results.” In the Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East, Colin will be competing in the experienced Austrian team of Lechner Racing before winning the German championship with CarTech Motorsport Bonk will deny.

A long-term collaboration with a specific goal was particularly important to the FIRE Group: “Colin is pursuing a 3-year plan and ultimately wants to go to the DTM and Le Mans. We’ll help him make his dream come true!” explains Baese, who has already followed Bönighausen closely this season. “We have great confidence in Colin. Many will be amazed at how good he is,” Baese continued.

For the FIRE Group, it is a further step in the long-standing promotion of young talent in motorsport. “We support young talents with the necessary grit and a down-to-earth family behind them. To be successful in motorsport, you need the necessary ambition, but also an intelligent environment.” Baese will use selected events to integrate the existing FIRE community. Colin is looking forward to sharing his experiences with the FIRE community: “I want to get to the top of this sport and share this good time with others.”

This is the FIRE Group:
Behind FIRE Racing is Colin Jamie Bönighausen’s main sponsor – the FIRE Group!
FIRE Group is a Dubai-based real estate investment company founded by leading real estate and financial industry experts. It specializes in connecting the world of real estate with modern blockchain technology and making it accessible to investors of all kinds. FIRE stands for “Fixed Income Real Estate” and offers everyone the opportunity to invest profitably in luxury real estate around the world and includes a large community that cheers for Colin on the racetrack!
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About Colin Bönighausen:
Colin Jamie Bönighausen (“CJB”), born in Hanover (Germany) in 2005, has been racing motorsports since he was ten years old. He is currently training to become a plant mechanic.
The Lower Saxon began his motorsport career like many racing drivers in karting. The title in the ROK Cup Germany as well as numerous victories and top placings in the ADAC Kart Masters and the Rotax Max Challenge have paved Colin’s career path so far. In 2022 he switched from racing karts to racing cars. He was able to celebrate immediate success in the GT3 Cup Porsche and won the Porsche Sprint Challenge Central Europe in both the sprint and endurance classifications. From November, the 18-year-old will be competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East,
before moving up to the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland in 2024.

About VPD Racing:
Since 2010, VPD Racing from Adnet in Salzburg has been a reliable partner for hobby racing drivers and professional racers. The experienced team offers extensive products for kart racing, carries out service work and repairs on engines and chassis in their excellently equipped kart workshop and provides support during races. Colin Bönighausen is an official partner of the team and thus continues to benefit from the know-how and broad network of VPD Racing. In return, he shares his experiences with the team and thus supports their customers. More at


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