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BWT Lechner Racing Drivers as TV Pundits in Hungary

Before actually starting their own race weekend at the Hungaroring near Budapest, both BWT Lechner Racing drivers followed a different career path for once: They acted as TV pundits during the second free practice of Formula 1. Last year´s  Hungary winner Michael Ammermüller, who later finished fifth in the free practice,  assisted in the German TV coverage on N-TV, while Austrian Thomas Preining, fastest in the Friday session,  could be listened to at his local broadcaster ORF.  “It´s actually not too bad to have a very close look at the track, at the different lines and a lot of little details before you get in the car yourself”, said Ammermüller, “it kind of refreshes your memory again. And you always might see something that has escaped your attention before, even if I have driven here now quite a few times in my career.”

Both  BWT Lechner Racing and Ammermüller  come to the Hungaroring, the sixth´s race of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season in 2018, as freshly crowned half time champions. BWT Lechner Racing is currently leading the team classification with 12 points ahead of Fach Autotech, while Ammermüller with 81 points is having an advantage of five points over Nick Yelloly, with  Dylan Pereira from MOMO Megatron Lechner Racing with 58 points in P3. “To keep this position until the end of the season would be a very good result for me”, says the  21-year-old from Luxembourg,   6th in the free practice behind his teammate Josh Webster in P4 and Ammermüller, “but of course I am still aiming for a few podium finishes as well.”

“Currently it looks a bit like the championship in the second half of the season being most likely decided between Michael and Yelloly”, team principal Walter Lechner states. “On the other hand you never know. There are still five races to go, and even as the two of  them so far seemed to be very consistent, a lot can still happen. Everybody can suffer a retirement once, even if it´s not his own fault, and that could bring the others into the title race again quite quickly.” Looking at the Pro AM championship, Lechner still sees very good chances to claim the title with Norwegian Roar Lindland of Lechner Racing Middle East. “Even if he had to retire in Austria being pushed out of the race, he is only four points  behind leader Nicolas Misslin now, having won his class in a convincing way ever time he finished the race – four times out of five, which is a great job.  If he continues like this, he still has it in his own hands to clinch the title in the end.”

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