Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
Three Lechner cars set the Pace at Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Free Practice At Monaco
It´s the highlight of the season not only for Formula 1, but also for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup: The race in the tight and narrow streets of Monte Carlo, a special challenge to any racing driver in the world. During the free practice, it was reigning champion Michael Ammermüller from BWT Lechner Racing who set the pace from the very beginning, finishing ahead of MOMO Megatron Lechner Racing drivers Dylan Pereira and Josh Webster.
“Of course my win at the start of the season two weeks ago at Barcelona gave me quite a bit of confidence”, said Ammermüller, the 2017 Monaco race winner, “and this always helps on a difficult track like this. But the most important thing will be to get a clean lap in qualifying tomorrow, as traffic is always a big topic here.”
Pereira was also quite happy with his achievement: “It´s my third time at Monaco, but it is still very special, it´s a bit different to drive here, the armcos are much closer. It is a lot of fun to drive here, but it is also a great challenge. Last year I was not very successful, but I hope this year will turn out a lot better – and I think I made the first step today.
During the last lap of the session, Al Faisal Al Zubair of Lechner Racing Middle East had a spin at Rascasse, which prevented him from finishing another good lap, so in the end he dropped back from P8 to P10, while also getting in the way of second BWT Lechner Racing driver Thomas Preining. The young Austrian also lost what would have been by far his fastest lap of the day and had to be content with P16, just two positions ahead of Roar Lindland from Norway, who was fastest in the Gentlemen category again.
The Monaco weekend also sees a guest starter for Lechner Racing Middle East with Swedish businessman Magnus Öhman, who has already a few years of experience in the Scandinavian Porsche Carrera Cup and also regularly prepares for the summer season during the winter in the Porsche GT3 Challenge Middle East. “Of course he needs a little bit of time to adapt to the circuit and the high level of performance”, Austrian team principal Walter Lechner stated. “I am sure he will be able to qualify safely tomorrow and have a great weekend for himself. As far as our top drivers are concerned, of course we saw a very strong performance today and it would be great to be able to repeat this sweep tomorrow in qualifying. But we all know that especially here at Monaco you need a little bit of luck!”