Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
Michael Ammermüller Sets Fastest Time at Free Practice at Spa
It was a great start into the seventh weekend of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2019 for the Lechner Racing Teams and especially for Michael Ammermüller: In free practice at the famous Spa-Francorchamps track, an absolute highlight of the season for about all drivers, the reigning champion from BWT Lechner Racing, set fastest time of the session with a 2:23.677 – nearly four tenth ahead of Dylan Pereira from Team MOMO Megatron Lechner Racing, who left his teammate Tio Ellinas in P3 another tenth behind.
“Of course it´s nice to have such a start into the weekend. The car felt really good and I also managed to put some decent laps. I love Spa, it´s a fantastic challenge and a lot of fun to drive”, said the 33-year-old, who is currently second in the championship, just one point behind his teammate Julien Andlauer. The French Porsche Junior had a bit of a messy session with some laptimes deleted due to track limits and also hit some traffic, only finishing in P8 for once: “I just hope to have a better day tomorrow in qualifying.”
For Dylan Pereira from Luxembourg Spa is some kind of a home race, “and therefore it is a very special feeling to be up there immediately. Last year I was very unlucky here, so I hope I can make up for it this time, not disappointing my friends and fans who come to see me racing here.”
Al Faisal Al Zubair from Team Lechner Racing Middle East ended up in P14, also struggling with track limits now and then. His South African teammate Saul Hack, still having to learn this very special and difficult track, was classified 23rd in the end. JB Simmenauer for the third time after Austria and Hungary takes part in the Supercup as a guest driver, the young Frenchman putting in a promising performance in P10.
“Not bad for a start”, team principal Walter Lechner stated. “We seem to be fast again, I am sure, Julien will also be able to be further up again tomorrow. I am quite pleased that we now really seem to have two teams up in the front consistently, not just one...”