Clean Sweep for BWT Lechner Racing at Home Race at Red Bull Ring
It could not have been a better day for BWT Lechner Racing at their home race of the German Porsche Carrera Cup at Red Bull Ring on Sunday: BWT Lechner Racing driver Julien Andlauer claimed victory ahead of his teammate Michael Ammermüller, with Dylan Pereira from Team Lechner Racing in P3 completing a clean sweep of the Austrian squad. With three drivers in pink on the podium for the first time ever, team principal Walter Lechner was beaming all over his face: “I think we will send this very special picture to our sponsor BWT for sure.”
Ammermüller started from pole position and seemed to be able to pull slightly away during the first laps. But from behind, both his BWT Lechner teammate Julien Andlauer and Dylan Pereira made up some ground after having passed championship leader Larry ten Voorde. Especially the young Frenchman came closer and closer to the Bavarian and on lap 12 was able to pass him: “He came out of the corner a little bit better, maybe I also made a very slight mistake, and as he was really, really fast, there was no point in fighting too hard against him”, 33-year-old Ammermüller explained the situation. “Nevertheless I am quite content, compared to the mess yesterday it was really a one hundred percent improvement!”
Andlauer brought his first win in the German Carrera Cup home safely and was of course ever so happy: “It´s great to win here for the first time and it was also very important for the championship. Of course the gap to Larry is still rather big, but it is a long season and I think if we continue to work like this, we still can do a lot. Today, it is of course also very nice to have such a great result for the whole team at our home race.”
Dylan Pereira from Luxembourg came home third, the second podium finish of the weekend for the 21-year-old: “I am really happy that I had a good weekend from the beginning to the end this time. I hope I can continue like this now in three weeks time here at the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.“
Lechner Racing only had three cars at the start of the Sunday race at Red Bull Ring, as both JB Simmenauer after his crash on Saturday and guest starter Saul Hack from South Africa would have had to start from the back of the field, “which just doers not make any sense in such a close championship”, as Walter Lechner stated. “But a 1-2-3 of our three cars is of course a fantastic result in our home race today, after we were a bit unlucky yesterday.