Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
Second win for Olsen at Spa – another Podium Sweep for Lechner Racing
Dennis Olsen crowned his great Spa weekend with a second win in the Sunday race, the eighth heat of the Porsche Supercup 2017. The Norwegian lead another podium sweep for Lechner Racing with Michael Ammermüller and Dylan Pereira in P2 and P3, taking the lead from pole position and never really getting under real pressure from behind. "It was a great weekend for me and going to Monza now being only 8 points behind Michael in the Championship is a very nice feeling," he stated
But there was a lot of fighting going on for positions behind him, with guest starter Nick Yelloly in P2 and Michael Ammermüller immediately coming under attack fro his Lechner teammate Dylan Pereira. The 19-year-old from Luxembourg tried an immediate move on lap one going down to Eau Rouge, but in the end Ammermüller got the better of it and was able to keep his position.
Contrary to the very clean race on Saturday, this time a lot of rather spectacular incidents and accidents cause a few Safety-Car periods and a lot of damaged cars around the track, but fortunately nobody got hurt in al the mess. One of the innocent victims was Dan Cammish, who had his second fast laptime deleted due to track limits in qualifying which meant he had to start from an very unusual 15th position in the grid . Trying to fight his way to the top, he was sent into a spectacular triple spin by Igor Walilko and had to retire with a damaged his front left suspension, the following drive-through penalty for the Polish driver not helping him at all.
After the last Safety-Car period Ammermüller with only two laps to go Ammermüller finally managed to get by Yelloly, who also made a tittle mistake getting off-track, which allowed Pereira to slip through as well, gaining the last podium spot in his "home race": "Spa is the track I really grew up with, so I think I can fairly call it this..."
Team principal Walter Lechner was of course "very happy about our achievement today, which is a reward for all the hard work and effort our whole team is putting in all the time." Apart from the Top Three, he saw also good results of guest starter Henric Skoog, who managed to reach his aim of a Top Ten finish coming home in P8, while Ryan Cullen, who had to start last after not putting in two timed laps in Qualifying, made good use of the chaotic race finishing finally in P12.