Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
Dylan Pereira of BWT Lechner Racing Qualifies Fourth at Silverstone
All six cars in the Top 12 and championship leader Dylan Pereira with P4 in a good position to fight for a podium again: Qualifying for the fifth round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2020 at Silverstone was quite successful for the Lechner teams, creating a good basis for Sunday´s race.
BWT Lechner Racing driver Dylan Pereira was rather content with P4: “It´s not perfect, but much better than last weekend. Unfortunately I made a mistake in the last sector which cost me three tenths of a second. Hopefully I can have a good start and fight with my main championship rivals immediately and defend my lead in the Supercup”, said the 23-year-old from Luxembourg. “It would be nice to be on the podium again.” His BWT Lechner Racing teammate Jaxon Evans was bitterly disappointed having to put up with P8 after being on a great lap which saw him on the way to pole position: “The car was great, the first two sectors were great, but then I made a mistake in the last one. Sorry to the team, I just didn´t manage to get everything out of it today. I just hope I can make up some ground in the race as the car is so good.”
JB Simmenauer in the MSG-Porsche of Team Lechner Racing Middle East was really happy about his best qualifying of the season so far and P5: “I was always struggling in qualifying this year, so it is great that I finally got it together today. Now I hope I can put it to good use in the race, maybe even gain one or two positions.” The mood was different on the other side of the garage. Leon Köhler, who had impressed everybody with setting the fastest time in free practice on Friday, had to settle down with P9 now: “I just did not get my act together properly”, he admitted. “I don´t think it had anything to do with putting myself under too much pressure. I just didn´t get it down to the point.” Guest starters Berkay Besler and Julian Hanses ended up in P10 and P12, with Hanses stating “that I did not feel as good in the car as yesterday. Somehow I was more comfortable then, now I have to find out why.”
Team principal Walter Lechner wanted to “congratulate Ayhancan Güven for his pole position. It will be an interesting fight tomorrow with the main championship contenders in the first two rows. We have all four of our regular drivers within the Top 9, our guest starters also in the Top 12, this is not too bad. I am really happy for JB Simmenauer, our youngest driver. He was always strong in the races, but he proved his talent today also with a really good qualifying.”