“My first Supercup victory – and with my family watching. I am mega happy. I was incredibly fast before the safety car was deployed for the second time, and then the stopping of the race worked to my advantage,” said Pereira. Behind the Lechner driver’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Larry ten Voorde (NL/MRS GT-Racing) and Tio Ellinas (CY/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing) crossed the finish line on the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg in second and third position.
The spectators on the Formula 1 grandstands witnessed ten Voorde taking up the race from pole position only to be beaten off the line by Pereira and Michael Ammermüller (D/BWT Lechner Racing) who overtook the Dutchman approaching the first corner. In lap four Ammermüller, ten Voorde and Mikkel Pedersen (DK/Dinamic Motorsport) collided in the hairpin. Ammermüller and Pedersen retired, ten Voorde was able to continue, and the field closed up behind the safety car with Pereira leading ahead of ten Voorde and Tio Ellinas (CY/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing). Soon afterwards, another incident in the midfield forced the safety car out again before the race was halted due to a heavy rainshower. Because Pereira held the lead ahead of ten Voorde and Ellinas in the last complete lap before the second caution he was declared the winner.
Ellinas was ecstatic with his first Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup podium. “At the season opener in Barcelona I just missed the podium, but here at Hockenheim it worked out after all,“ said the champion of the British Carrera Cup. Porsche-Junior Julien Andlauer (BWT Lechner Racing) conquered fourth place. “This was a very lively race, and with the rain setting in the conditions changed. Unfortunately the interruptions prevented me from making it further up the order,“ said the Frenchman. His compatriot Florian Latorre (Fach Auto Tech) finished fifth ahead of Jaap van Lagen (NL/martinet by ALMÉRAS).
Joey Mawson (Team Australia) secured seventh place on the 4.574 kilometre circuit as the best rookie. Al Faisal Al Zubair (OM/Lechner Racing Middle East) and Leon Köhler (D/Lechner Racing Middle East) finished behind the Australian. Porsche-Junior Jaxon Evans (NZ/Fach Auto Tech) completed the top ten. “Unfortunately I fluffed the start and lost a few places. Afterwards I improved but with the long cautions I wasn’t able to make it further up the field,“ said Evans. Roar Lindland (N/pierre martinet by ALMÉRAS) won the ProAm-classification ahead of Philipp Sager (A/Dinamic Motorsport) and Stephen Grove (AUS/Team Australia).
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup now travels to Hungary for round six
Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board Production and Logistics of Porsche AG, and Michael Dreiser, Director Porsche Motorsport Sales watched the race and presented the trophies on the podium. Because the race was red-flagged after seven laps before 50 percent of the distance was run, no points were awarded. Hence Andlauer holds the overall lead with 67 points after five races at the half-way point of the championship. The youngster is trailed by his teammate Ammermüller (64 points) and Ayhancan Güven from Turkey (martinet by ALMÉRAS) with 50 points as the best rookie. Lindland leads the amateur class.
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup now travels to Hungary for round six of the international one-make cup to be held as support to the Formula 1 race in Budapest from August 2 to 4. The storied Hungaroring has been a regular fixture on the Supercup calendar every year since the first season of the one-make cup in 1993.
Result Hockenheim, Race 5 of 10
1. Dylan Pereira (L/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing)
2. Larry ten Voorde (NL/MRS GT-Racing)
3. Tio Ellinas (CY/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing)
4. Julien Andlauer (F/BWT Lechner Racing)
5. Florian Latorre (F/Fach Auto Tech)
6. Jaap van Lagen (NL/martinet by ALMÉRAS)
7. Joey Mawson (AUS/Team Australia)
8. Al Faisal Al Zubair (OM/Lechner Racing Middle East)
9. Leon Köhler (D/Lechner Racing Middle East)
10. Jaxon Evans (NZ/Fach Auto Tech)
Points standings after 5 of 10 races
1. Julien Andlauer (F/BWT Lechner Racing), 67 points
2. Michael Ammermüller (D/BWT Lechner Racing), 64 points
3. Ayhancan Güven (TR/martinet by ALMÉRAS), 50 points
1. Ayhancan Güven (TR/martinet by ALMÉRAS), 50 points
2. Joey Mawson (AUS/Team Australia), 21 points
3. Marvin Klein (F/pierre martinet by ALMÉRAS), 8 points
1. Roar Lindland (N/pierre martinet by ALMÉRAS), 80 points
2. Philipp Sager (A/Dinamic Motorsport), 68 points
3. Stephen Grove (AUS/Team Australia), 60 points
1. BWT Lechner Racing, 131 points
2. Martinet by ALMÉRAS, 93 points
3. Fach Auto Tech, 81 points
Larry ten Voorde takes up round five of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg from pole position. The youngster from the Netherlands (NL/MRS GT-Racing) got the most out of his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup on Saturday and turned the fastest lap in a time of 1:41.245 minutes. “I think my lap was almost perfect. Such a close qualifying is also a matter of using your head. I stayed calm and my lap times got better and better,” said ten Voorde. Dylan Pereira (Momo Megatron Lechner Racing) from Luxembourg lines up alongside the Dutchman on the first grid row, with Michael Ammermüller (D/BWT Lechner Racing) starting from third.
While the 32-strong field had to cope with sweltering temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius during Friday’s practice, the qualifying session was held under cloudy skies and a temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. Ten Voorde immediately posted the top time in the 30-minute session, which no other competitor could top initially. However, that changed in the final minutes: Pereira lapped the 4.574-kilometre circuit in 1:41.258 minutes, only to have ten Voorde make a countermove and undercut the Luxembourger’s time by 0.013 seconds. “On my flying lap I had to pass a slower vehicle and that probably cost me a little time. Pole position would have been perfect, but Hockenheim offers several places to overtake,” said Pereira. This is the first time this season that the 22-year-old starts from the front grid row.
The two-time champion Ammermüller is still waiting for his first Supercup victory in front of home crowds. The German takes up Sunday’s race from position three, after clocking a qualifying time of 1:41.597 minutes. “I actually expected a better result but ultimately I simply made one or two mistakes too many. Still, I have a good feeling that I’ll be amongst the frontrunners in the race,” said Ammermüller. Lining up on the grid behind the seasoned specialist from Rotthalmünster is Tio Ellinas (CY/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing) and Florian Latorre (F/Fach Auto Tech). Sixth in qualifying went to Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (F/BWT Lechner Racing). “Of course I had hoped to do better, but at Silverstone I started from sixth and finished on the podium, so that’s encouraging. What’s more, we might get rain on Sunday and that’ll have a big influence on the conditions,” said Andlauer.
Al Faisal Al Zubair (OM/Lechner Racing Middle East) tackles the race on P7, with the following grid positions occupied by Mikkel Pedersen (DK/Dinamic Motorsport), Jaap van Lagen (NL/martinet by ALMÉRAS) and Ayhancan Güven (TR/martinet by ALMÉRAS) as the best rookie. Behind the trio, Porsche Junior Jaxon Evans (Fach Auto Tech) narrowly missed out on qualifying in the top ten. “Unfortunately I made a critical mistake on my fastest lap. That cost me a better placing. I finished third here in the German Carrera Cup and that makes me optimistic. My goal for Sunday is a top ten result,” said the New Zealander. The fastest ProAm driver was Roar Lindland (N/pierre martinet by ALMÉRAS) ahead of Philipp Sager (A/Dinamic Motorsport) und Stephen Grove (AUS/Team Australia).
Guest team: Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia
A guest team from the Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia will contest the Hockenheim round with two vehicles. Driving the two nine-eleven this weekend are Sweden’s Robin Hansson and Pontus Fredricsson. The pair currently ranks second and third in the Scandinavian one-make cup. Round five of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup gets underway on Sunday at 11.25am local time. Eurosport televises the race live in over 60 countries. Sky covers the international one-make cup in Great Britain and Italy, with Sport1 broadcasting in Germany. Fans can also watch the race live via the official Formula 1 streaming service (F1 TV).
1. Larry ten Voorde (NL/MRS GT-Racing), 1:41.245 minutes
2. Dylan Pereira (L/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing), 1:41.258 minutes
3. Michael Ammermüller (D/BWT Lechner Racing), 1:41.597 minutes
4. Tio Ellinas (CY/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing), 1:41.612 minutes
5. Florian Latorre (F/Fach Auto Tech), 1:41.623 minutes
6. Julien Andlauer (F/BWT Lechner Racing), 1:41.721 minutes
7. Al Faisal Al Zubair (OM/Lechner Racing Middle East), 1:41.796 minutes
8. Mikkel Pedersen (DK/Dinamic Motorsport), 1:41.804 minutes
9. Jaap van Lagen (NL/martinet by ALMÉRAS), 1:41.823 minutes
10. Ayhancan Güven (TR/martinet by ALMÉRAS), 1:41.837 minutes