Experience and Youth at BWT Lechner Racing for Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
A lot of experience mixed with some impressive young talent – that´s the concept of BWT Lechner Racing for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2018. Therefore Michael Ammermüller, the 32-year-old Porsche Supercup Champion 2017, will be joined by Thomas Preining. The young Austrian Porsche Junior, who already completed a full season in the German Porsche Carrera Cup in 2017 and did a few races as a guest starter with Lechner Racing in the Porsche Supercup last year, will try to learn as much as possible in his first full season in this Championship: “Michael has been around in the different Porsche Cup series for so long, so for sure I will be able to get some very valuable information from him. And BWT Lechner Racing is a very experienced and highly competent team to help me to raise my game in professional racing a lot further”, the 19-year-old from Linz is adamant.
Ammermüller and Preining also form BWT Lechner Racing´s driver line-up for the German Porsche Carrera Cup. Especially Ammermüller had a great start into the season there last weekend at Oschersleben with two dominating victories, while Preining after a rather difficult qualifying was the man of the race on Sunday, improving from P15 to P7 on a track known for being one of the most difficult ones for overtaking.
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season 2018 will start with the two official test days at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of April, with the first of nine race weekends this year scheduled at the same track from 11th to 13th of May. “We are expecting the most competitive season ever in the history of the Porsche Mobil 1Supercup, but of course we hope to be a serious title contender again after our very successful season 2017”, team principal Walter Lechner is looking forward to the new challenge. “We are aiming for podiums and race wins - but to win the title you always need a little bit of luck as well. So for sure we take nothing for granted, especially considering the extremely strong competition we will face...”