4th Round Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Nürburgring Nordschleife Double Victory for VELTINS Lechner Racing
At the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring René Rast and Norbert Siedler secured a double victory for the Team VELTINS Lechner Racing. With the race win René Rast improves to second position in the driver standings of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Norbert Siedler now covers fourth rank.
"That was an unbelievable race, and best of all - we have clinched the best possible number of points this weekend", team boss Walter Lechner rejoices after the double victory at the Porsche Carrera World Cup at the Nürburgring.
Already in the qualifying the two drivers from the team VELTINS Lechner Racing dominated the session. With a lap-time of 8:35.809 minutes Norbert Siedler secured his first pole position of the current season. "That's really unbelievable. It's only the third time I am here on the Nordschleife and of all things I claim my first pole position of the season at this difficult circuit. Thanks to my team for the brilliant car I had today. My Porsche was setup perfect. Now I hope that I am able to pull away in the race right after the start", the Austrian shone. His team mate René Rast was not really satisfied. "Second place in the grid is not bad, but without running into the traffic it could have been the pole today."
At the start of the race on the 25 kilometres long Nürburgring Nordschleife the track conditions were not as good as the day before. Rain made the most difficult race track of the world even more demanding. However, it obviously were conditions, with which the Lechner team mates got along really good. "This was one of the best races I have ever had", says René Rast. Right after the start I could claim the lead and I was able to defend it until the chequered flag came out. Congratulations to my team mate Norbert Siedler, who with his second rank secured a double victory for VELTINS Lechner Racing", commented the German, who after his brilliant victory improved to second position in the driver standings of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
"At the beginning of the weekend I didn't even dare to dream about a second rank at the Nürburgring Nordschleife", Norbert Siedler was happy after the six laps of the race for the Porsche Carrera World Cup, at which about 100 vehicles were at the start. "At the end I tried to pass René, but at one attempt I came slid over the wet grass and had to let him pull away. Nevertheless, a great result for me and the complete team."
"We are really really happy and I have to give compliments to both of my drivers as well as to our racing engineer Franz Maier. A double win in such a historical race event, whit drivers from 25 nations at the start in 6 different championships means a lot to me", says team owner Walter Lechner. The perfect result reflects also in the team standings of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. VELTINS Lechner Racing improves to second rank.
The next round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup takes place in two weeks. In the context of the FIA Formula 1 Championship the fifth round of the Supercup takes place in Silverstone, England.