Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
Thomas Preining of BWT Lechner Racing on Top of Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Test
Thomas Preining of BWT Lechner Racing set the fastest times an both of the official test days of the 2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Barcelona. While the young Austrian did not get a great start into the German Porsche Carrera Cup Sea at Oschersleben, he now showed an impressive form, giving a strong hint that he might well be one of the Supercup title contenders this year.
His teammate, reigning Supercup Champion Michael Ammermüller, also made it into the Top Six, but times in general were very close, with especially both team Fach and Almeras showing the potential of their strong driver line-ups, as well as already experienced top drivers like Mattia Drudi or Zaid Askanani, who most likely also will be able to fight for podiums or even victories.
“This year´s Supercup season for sure will be very hard and competitive”, Austrian team principal Walter Lechner is adamant. “We will have to work extremely hard to be successful again. But it´s nothing really new for us, we already faced very strong competition from the other teams in the past. So we are prepared for it and after all, a close fight makes everybody raise his game – for the benefit of the sport and all the fans all over the world.”
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season 2018 will start at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona at the F1 weekend from 11th to 13th of May. A total of ten races is scheduled for the nine race weekends all taking place together with F1 events, with the great final in Mexico hosting two races again.