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Jaxon Evans of BWT Lechner Racing Qualifies Third at Silverstone

It was not the very best of all days for the Lechner teams in qualifying for the fourth round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2020  at Silverstone, but nevertheless Jaxon Evans of BWT Lechner Racing made it to P3 – challenging at least for a podium in tomorrow. “It was not too bad today, we made some progress during the session, doing some little changes, so thanks to my team for that. Still the gap to the front row is quite big, we have to see if there is still anything we can do about this for tomorrow”, said the New Zealander. “Once I had a car spinning in front of me, so I had to abort a fast lap, but in general  I think I was out at a good moment to set my time, before everything got a bit messy towards the end with a lot of people spinning and yellow flags coming out.”

His  BWT Lechner Racing teammate Dylan  Pereira, the current championship leader, had to put up with P7 and was rather disappointed: “This is of course not where I would have liked to be, the time just didn´t come today. I can´t pinpoint one single issue really – we have to go all over the data again to find out what´s going on. Somehow I just can´t find a set-up that combines well with my driving style. Of course it will be a difficult race tomorrow, but I will try to do some damage limitation considering the championship.”

Leon Köhler in the MSG-Porsche of Team Lechner Racing Middle East was also not really happy with his qualifying after finishing in P8: “Even driving here for the first time, I had expected a little bit more. I got slightly into the dirt in what would have been my fastest lap, had no grip in the next corner and so had to abort it and in the end it was difficult to improve with the yellow flags. Now I have to see what I can do in the race.” His teammate JB Simmenauer who had some laptimes deleted due to track limits, finished in P12, just ahead of guest starters Berkay Besler and Julian Hanses in P13 and 14. Hanses admitted that he still didn´t come to grips with the track yet: “I really have problems coming up to speed here, so now I have a lot of work to do to analyse the data to see how I can improve.”

Team principal Walter Lechner admitted “that I was expecting it to become more difficult for us here than in the last races. P3 for Jaxon Evans  is absolutely okay, but the gap is rather big, especially to Larry Ten Voorde, whom I congratulate to his impressive pole time. I hope Jaxon will be able to bring home another podium for us.  Things will become difficult tomorrow for Dylan, as he starts unusually far behind, where you always have to expect very hard fights.  But hopefully he can make up at least one or the other position to do some damage limitation. I am also content with Leon´s performance, as he is racing here for the first time. That he is very critical with himself just shows how ambitious he is – a good quality for any racing driver.” 

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