Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Ammermuller takes all in Spain

Ammermuller takes all in Spain

With 31 cars on the grid, the 2017 season of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup kicked off in Barcelona marking the new 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup debut.

In Spain, the German Michael Ammermüller won both the season-opening rounds for Lechner MSG Racing Team. In race one the second place went to Porsche Junior driver Dennis Olsen (Walter Lechner Racing Team), with Ammermüller’s team mate Daniel Cammish third.

In Saturday’s qualifying, the other Porsche Junior driver and Porsche Carrera Cup Australia reigning champion Matt Campbell (Fach Auto Tech) set the pole position. The Australian lost several places at the start and after the first lap was only sixth. From second on the grid, Ammermüller took the lead, which he defended over 14 laps to the flag. Behind the seasoned Porsche specialist, a fierce battle for the other grid spots raged. Cammish in second place came under repeated attacks from Olsen and it was only in the 12th lap that the youngster managed to squeeze past Cammish. Eventually Cammish claimed the third position. In fourth place Robert Lukas (Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport) finsihed ahead of Campbell.

In race two Campbell started again from pole position. The 22-year-old Australian was not able hold onto his lead and had relinquish the front spot to Cammish in the first lap. With an adroit overtaking manoeuvre, Ammermüller swept to the front of the field and Cammish fell back fourth. Over the next 12 laps, the trio Ammermüller, Olsen and Campbell  formed a spearhead at the front and battled for honours. Cammish finished fourth. Contesting his second Supercup season, Dylan Pereira (Lechner Racing Middle East) secured his best result so far claiming the fifth position. Guest driver Tom Oliphant was sixth. The best amateur driver was Roar Lindland (MRS Cup-Racing).

In the newly created Nations League, Germany holds the lead after two of eleven races with 40 points. Norway ranks second with 36 points, with Great Britain in third (30 points) followed by Australia (28 points). The grid at the Circuit de Catalunya featured the most international lineup in the 25-year history of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup with drivers from 18 countries.

The next round on the Supercup calendar is scheduled in Monaco, from 25 to 28 May.

 

Race 1
1. Michael Ammermüller (D/Lechner MSG Racing Team)
2. Dennis Olsen (N/Walter Lechner Racing Team)
3. Daniel Cammish (GB/Lechner MSG Racing Team)
4. Robert Lukas (PL/Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport)
5. Matt Campbell (AUS/Fach Auto Tech)
6. Josh Webster (GB/Fach Auto Tech)
7. Mattia Drudi (I/Dinamic Motorsport)
8. Dylan Pereira (L/Lechner Racing Middle East)

Race 2
1. Michael Ammermüller (D/Lechner MSG Racing Team)
2. Dennis Olsen (N/Walter Lechner Racing Team)
3. Matt Campbell (AUS/Fach Auto Tech)
4. Daniel Cammish (GB/Lechner MSG Racing Team)
5. Dylan Pereira (L/Lechner Racing Middle East)
6. Tom Oliphant (GB/Lechner Racing Middle East)
7. Philip Morin (S/Martinet by Almeras)
8. Daniele Di Amato (I/Dinamic Motorsport)

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