One-two Victory for BWT Lechner Racing at Season Highlight at Norisring
For the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, the Norisring weekend at Nuremberg is what Monaco represents for the Porsche Supercup: an absolute highlight of the season – at an only 2,3 km short track between concrete walls that does not allow the slightest mistake. Julien Andlauer from BWT Lechner Racing made himself the nicest birthday present possible after turning 20 on Friday: Starting from P4, he made his way to the top of the field in the seventh race of this year´s German Carrera Cup and won for the second time in a row after Spielberg, ahead of his Teammate Michael Ammermüller. JB Simmenauer of Team Lechner Racing in P4 completed a great result for the Austrian squad.
Andlauer managed to get by Ammermüller on lap 4, when both where passing Henric Skoog from Sweden and took the lead after 12 laps, when championship leader Larry Ten Voorde made a little mistake, allowing the French Porsche Junior to take the inside line for a pass. Afterwards, the two cars slightly touched, “but it was my rear against his front wheel, so I think the situation is quite cllear”, said Andlauer. Ten Voorde had to retire after the contact with a broken suspension, “but I was also very lucky to be able to finish the race, as my rim war quite damaged. I think for the spectators it was quite a nice race to watch, with a lot of action. This is the big difference between here and Monaco: At the Norisring you can overtake.”
Michael Ammermüller, on P2 on the grid, was not too happy about the situation at the start, “when I had a better getaway than Larry, but then was squeezed into the wall by him. We also touched, but luckily my car did not suffer much damage. In the end P2 in the race it´s quite okay, it was also a very good result for the team today, looking at the championship.”
JB Simmenauer from Team Lechner Racing drove a very strong race from P5 on the grid, fighting for a podium finish against Australian Jaxon Evans during the last laps: “There was one moment where I thought I got him, but in the end he came back very well and managed to keep his position”, said the young Frenchman. “But nevertheless I am quite happy with the weekend so far, as things finally went much better for me than during the last events.” His teammate Dylan Pereira was stuck in the midfield after a not so perfect qualifying and finished in P11.
Team principal Walter Lechner was very happy about the result: “A one-two and three pink cars within the Top Four shows the very strong performance of our team. We saw some very hard racing today, but these boys are all very ambitious, they really go for it...”
Race 2 at the Norisring will start at 11.15 am on Sunday (live at Sport1)