Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
BWT Lechner Racing Driver Julien Andlauer Fastest in Rainy Free Practice at Hungaroring
The rain that messed up the last Porsche Supercup race at Hockenheim returned for the free practice at Hungaroring, making it quite a difficult task for the drivers. But with rain a serious possibility also for qualifying tomorrow, everybody had too take the session really serious. BWT Lechner racing driver Julien Andlauer, the current championship leader, set the pace already in the first part of the session and defended it until the end, securing his first position. Of course he was rather happy: “We have to see what the weather will be doing tomorrow, as a qualifying in the wet can always turn into a lottery, but at least the car seems to work quite well in these conditions.” Defending Supercup Champion Michael Ammermüller finished in P4: “I was fastaest in the second and third sector, but lost out in the first one in what turned out to be my fastest lap. Another one, where I had improved in sector one was then interrupted by double yellow flags in the middle sector. Good thing is that I brought my car back home in one piece.”
Dylan Pereira, recent winner of the shortened race at Hockenheimring, finished in P2, just behind Andlauer: “I hope my season now really begins to lighten up – at least it seems I am on the right way now.” His MOMO Megatron Lechner Racing teammate Tio Ellinas, who claimed his first podium finish one week ago in Germany, was one of the first drivers to improve his time during the second half of the session, managed to climb up to P6.
Al Faisal Al Zubair from Team Lechner Racing ended up in P12, his South African teammate Saul Hack, with not much experience in the wet so far, had to get adapted to the conditions and was classified 23rd in the end. JB Simmenauer for the second time after Austria takes part in the Supercup as a guest driver, the young Frenchman reaching P15.
“So far, so good”, team principal Walter Lechner stated. “We seem too be fast in the wet, no damage to any cars even in these difficult conditions, I hope it will continue this way.”