Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
Dylan Pereira Fastest for BWT Lechner Racing at Monaco
Good start for Lechner Racing into the 2021 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season: In Free Practice for the first race of the season at the famous and challenging street circuit of Monte Carlo, Dylan Pereira from Team BWT Lechner Racing set the fastest time of the session, which was disrupted by two Red Flags due to various incidents, very common at this track. “So far, so good,” said the 23-year-old from Luxembourg, “now I just need a clear and clean lap tomorrow in qualifying, which is always a bit of a lottery here due to the traffic.”
Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven, a new addition to BWT Lechner Racing in 2021, was also happy with claiming P3 behind last year´s champion Larry ten Voorde, while JB Simmenauer had to be content with P14 after being hampered by traffic and Yellow Flags in the second half of the session and also still had to learn the track a bit better.
Lechner Racing Middle East driver Tio Ellinas, who returned to the Lechner squad after already having spent the 2019 season with the Austrian team, set 6th fastest time, while his teammate Nicolas Misslin, a resident of the principality of Monaco, also had a very promising first day at his home circuit: 15th overall, he was by far the fastest in the Pro-Am category, seven tenth ahead of his closest rival Roar Lindland, underlining his title ambitions in this class from the very beginning.
Lechner Racing CEO and Team Principal Robert Lechner was very pleased with the outcome: “It was definitely a great start, a great team effort. I am really happy, also about there being no damage to the cars at all. But of course I would be even happier if this had been qualifying already – I would take the result immediately! It will be very, very important to get clean laps in qualy tomorrow, and while we will be well prepared, doing a lot of data analysis over night, you always need a little bit of luck here as well, as there are usually a lot of incidents and a huge amount of traffic.”