Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
Julian Andlauer in P6 best Lechner driver Qualifying in at Silverstone
It was not the best of all qualifying days of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup for the Lechner Teams at Silverstone: Julien Andlauer from BWT Lechner Racing had his fastest laptime, which would have put him on pole position, deleted due to track limits, and had to settle in P6. His teammate, championship leader Michael Ammermüller, hit heavy traffic in his second outing and was even stuck in P9. Nevertheless Al Faisal Al Zubair from Oman was a positive surprise, reaching one of his best Supercup qualy results ever with P7.
“I think I was a bit unlucky today having my lap deleted. It is always a question of centimetres, whether you are just on the limit or over it”, said Andlauer. “But I hope our race pace tomorrow will be good so that I can make up some ground and score some valuable points for the championship. Just last week in the German Porsche Carrera Cup we saw that a lot of things can happen in the race.”
Team Lechner Racing Middle East´s Al Faisal Al Zubair was very happy about his seventh position on the grid: “I got a good lap together, which was not so easy due tom traffic today. Now I hope that in the race I will be able to show that I can fight with the top guys.” His South African teammate Saul Hack finished in P21, with JB Simmenauer, a guest starter with the team this weekend again, in P19 after suffering from two spins. Tio Ellinas from Team MOMO Megatron Lechner Racing finished n P12, his teammate Dylan Pereira in P18.
“Today it was shown quite clearly that all our successes in the past did not come easy. If we don´t get it perfectly right – which we did not today in qualifying – we can be a bit further behind as anybody else”, team principal Walter Lechner stated. “But these days happen, now we have to see to do as much damage control as possible in the race tomorrow. The secret of being successful in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is to always be in the points – so our aim has to be to just finish the race as high up as possible. Congrats to Ayhancan Güven for his first pole position, he did a great job today.”
The race at Silverstone will start at 12.15 pm CEST on Sunday.