Ammemüller Does it Again – Second Victory at Oschersleben
Second race, second victory: Like on Saturday, Michael Ammermüller dominated also the Sunday race of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany at Oschersleben from the start to the finish line, delivering a perfect first race weekend to his team BWT Lechner Racing in their comeback season in this series after a two-years´-break. “From the outside it often looks a bit easier than it really is inside the car”, the reigning Porsche Supercup Champion was adamant after the race. “Even if I was able to take the lead from Pole Position immediately, especially in the first half of the race I had my opponents following me quite closely. So I was always under pressure not to make the slightest mistake. But of course it was a great start into the season”, said the 32-year-old Bavarian, who is now leading the Championship with the maximum of 50 points.
This time, Lechner Racing could even celebrate a one-two, as Dylan Pereira, who started from P3, finally managed to get by Robert Lukas with about five laps to go. “I was sure I was faster than him from the very beginning, but as we all know overtaking is not an easy task at Oschersleben”, said the 20-year-old from Luxembourg, “so I was glad I was able to finally pull it through.”
Team principal Walter Lechner was of course very content with his two top drivers, but he also emphasized the strong performance of young Austrian Thomas Preinig, who made it up from P15 to P7 on the not at all overtaking-friendly Oschersleben circuit: “He did not have the best of all days yesterday in qualifying, but what he did today was really impressive and contributed a lot to our great team result. He already had a good start and then put quite a few well-prepared and cleanly executed overtakings, which is anything but easy on this track. And also our youngster Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer drove a faultless race, getting from P17 on the grid to P14. He is only 17 years old, but already at his first weekend at the German Porsche Carrera Cup he has proven that he is able to be competitive in this highly challenging series.”