6th Round Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Nürburgring (GER) The Show goes on – Fourth Victory in a row
René Rast snatches the fourth victory in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in a row for the team VELTINS Lechner Racing. The reigning champion wins the 200th race in the history of the Supercup and with that clearly extends his lead in the championship. His team mate Norbert Siedler improves to third rank in the driver standings. Lechner still dominates the team standings of the championship.
"Being also the winner of the 200th race of the Supercup after we have already claimed the victory at the race for the Porsche Carrera World Cup makes us really happy, and we are really proud going through such a successful time", team principal Walter Lecher shone after the fourth victory of his driver René Rast. "At the moment we are moving from one to another highlight", Lechner alludes to the fact, that his team has been on the top stage of the podium already in Monaco, at the Carrera World Cup, at the classic in Silverstone and today, in the 200th race ever in the fastest makes cup of the world within a period of two month only. "In my eyes René is an almost perfect race driver who today – under most difficult conditions – again proved his outstanding talent."
Started from third position, Rast already in the initial phase found a way pass pole-setter Kuba Giermaziak and took over the lead. In the course of the 14 laps of the race, the reigning champion could keep the hard pushing Poland behind and finally won with an advantage of about a second. "It was not easy", said Rast, after he had received the winners trophy from the German actor Richy Müller. "To lead a race on such a slippery circuit is always a more difficult matter than driving behind the leader. However, Kuba (Giermaziak) never was a real danger for me today and so I backed off a little, and controlled the race until the chequered flag."
Team mate Norbert Siedler, coming from fifth position, delivered a great race as well. After a turbulent initial phase he battled one lap after another with the Slovak Stefan Rosina, who finally had to settle behind the Austrian. "Today it was a hard piece of work in which I succeeded only because of the brilliant car I had", Norbert Siedler said thank you to his team. Finishing on fourth rank, the Tyrolean now having 83 points on his account, could improve to third position in the championship. René Rast extended his lead in the driver standing up to 15 points. "Once again I could earn more points than my opponents Nick Tandy and Sean Edwards. In matters of defending the title, it looks quite good now for me", the 24-year-old appears optimistically.
"Under this really difficult conditions both drivers made the best of their race, and with that collected further valuable points for the team, as well as for the driver standings", team principal Walter Lechner explains. "I am proud on our drivers as well as on my complete team that has delivered a superb job again. If its after me we can carry on that way", Lechner is looking forward to the next round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which takes already place next weekend in Budapest (HUN).