Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
Thomas Preining Leads Free Practice at Spa
It was a successful start into the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup weekend at Spa, one of the highlights of the season, for Lechner Racing: During free practice on Friday evening, BWT Lechner Racing driver Thomas Preining, who only got to know the legendary Spa circuit, the longest track of the Porsche Supercup with 7.004 km, in a recent test, set the fastest time, confirming his great form of the last weeks. “We are very well prepared here, had a good test, so I hope we can have another strong weekend”, the Austrian Porsche Junior was confident.
His teammate Michael Ammermüller, who leads the championship with three points ahead of Nick Yelloly, ended up in P7, after having his fastest lap deleted due to track limits as many other drivers – otherwise he would have been much further up the ranking. The 32-year old Bavarian loves Spa: “The entire racetrack is very special, really old school. There is a lot of up- and downhill, mostly rather small run-off areas. I did already a lot of races here in Spa-Francorchamps, however, the fascination about this circuit is still huge for me, as I guess it is for any very driver.”
For Dylan Pereira from Luxembourg, who finished free practice in P8, another victim of track limits, two places of his MOMO Megatron Lechner Racing teammate Josh Webster, Spa is of course very special: “It´s kind of a home race for me. It's a lot of fun to race here, first of all with Eau Rouge corner, which we take with clearly over 200 kph. However, also the chicane Bus-Stop is quite difficult because of it's rather bumpy. I also invited a lot of friends and sponsors for a very good and special weekend, so I hope I can provide some good results.”
Team Lechner Racing Middle East has to take care of four cars this time: Regular drivers Al Faisal Al Zubair and Roar Lindland, who will try to get the lead back in the ProAm category at Spa, are joined again by Khalid Al Wahaibi and, as a new guest starter, Dutchman Charlie Frijns. “Having to take care of such a large squad of eight cars in total here is of course a special challenge”, team principal Walter Lechner is adamant. “But I hope we can master the task and defend our lead in both championships.”