Julien Andlauer (F), Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Barcelona, 2019, Porsche AG
Julien Andlauer in Porsche 911 GT3

On the storied circuit in Montmeló, Al Faisal Al Zubair (OM/Lechner Racing Middle East) crossed the finish line in seventh place. Porsche Junior Jaxon Evans (NZ/Fach Auto Tech) took up his first Supercup race from the tenth grid spot and gained two positions over the course of the race. “Eighth place at my debut is a decent result. But I know that more would have been possible. For this reason, my team and I will work hard. Racing in front of the Formula 1 grandstands was great fun,” said the 22- year-old.

In the ProAm class, Roar Lindland (pierre martinet by ALMÉRAS) celebrated a lights- to-flag victory. The Norwegian relegated Nicolas Misslin (F/MRS GT-Racing) and Philipp Sager (A/Dinamic Motorsport) to positions two and three.

Round two of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season will be held in Monaco from 23 to 26 May. With its tight corners, the city circuit in Monte Carlo demands total concentration from drivers. At the event in the Principality, the international one-make cup uses the big-top circus tent in Chapiteau de Fontvieille as the paddock.

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Barcelona, 2019, Porsche AG
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Barcelona 2019
Qualifying, run 1, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Barcelona, 2019, Porsche AG
Julien Andlauer

Under cloudy skies and in temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius, the 28-strong field took up the hunt for the best grid positions. Right from the outset, Andlauer underscored his claim to the pole position and topped the time sheets over the entire 30-minute session. After just six minutes, the young racer from Lyon, France, turned his best lap. Güven also used the 485 hp of his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup to post his fastest lap early on in the qualifying. The 21-year-old turned the second fastest Porsche-lap of the day on the racetrack north of Barcelona in a time of 1:48.034 minutes. “The first grid row at my Supercup debut is a cool starting position. It’s been hugely motivating to get the chance to be watched by Formula 1 spectators. I’d like to give the fans a great show on Sunday,” said Güven. 

Title defender Ammermüller secured the third grid spot in a time of 1:48.151 minutes. Using the grip of fresh tyres, the Lechner driver set his fastest time on his second lap. “In the final phase, the track surface was a little dirty in the first sector. So it was important to set a good time early on. In the race I’d like to gain at least one position. It’ll be decisive for me to find the right balance between safety and risk,” declared Ammermüller. Sharing the second grid row with the German is Tio Ellinas (CY/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing).

In the first race of this season’s PMSC Jaxon Evans rounds off the top ten

The fifth fastest qualifying time was secured by Denmark’s Mikkel Pedersen (Dinamic Motorsport) ahead of Jaap van Lagen (martinet by ALMÉRAS) from the Netherlands. Starting positions seven and eight are occupied by Dylan Pereira (L/Momo Megatron Lechner Racing) and Al Faisal Al Zubair (OM/Lechner Racing Middle East). Behind them, Florian Latorre (F/Fach Auto Tech) starts from ninth place. In the first race of this season’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Jaxon Evans (NZ/Fach Auto Tech) rounds off the top ten. The fastest lap time on the 4.655 kilometre circuit for the Porsche Junior was 1:49.097 minutes. “It felt good to be among the top ten in this strong field. However, I didn’t manage to turn a perfect lap. I’ll look at why with my team in order to make up as many positions as possible in the race,” said Evans. 

In the ProAm class, Roar Lindland (pierre martinet by ALMÉRAS) was the fastest pilot. The Norwegian beat Nicolas Misslin (F/MRS GT-Racing) and Philipp Sager (A/Dinamic Motorsport).

Round one of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup takes off on Sunday at 12:45 hrs local time. Fans can watch the race live on Eurosport. The TV station broadcasts the race in 60 countries. In addition, Sport1 televises the international one-make cup in Germany, as does Sky in Great Britain and Italy. Moreover, the official Formula 1 streaming service (F1 TV) shows the race live.

Jaxon Evans, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, 2019, Porsche AG
Jaxon Evans

Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (France) contests his second Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season in 2019. The 19-year-old gave a convincing performance last season with two victories at the double-header finale in Mexico City. 

More TV coverage

The TV channel Eurosport broadcasts all races over the whole distance live or taped and shown at a later time. Eurosport televises to more than 60 countries. The free-TV station Sport1 broadcasts all rounds of the 2019 season. The races in Spielberg, Silverstone and Hockenheim will be televised live. Sky also covers the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Formula One Management (FOM) distributes TV footage of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup to TV stations around the world. The official Formula 1 (F1 TV) streaming service transmits all sessions of the one-make cup and offers live broadcasts for a fee. 

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