Lechner Racing Porsche Supercup
Three Titles at Stake for BWT Lechner Racing at Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Final in Mexico
It has already been a very successful year for BWT Lechner Racing – but there is even more to come: After winning three titles in the German Porsche Carrera Cup, there are now three others at stake in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup final 2018 this weekend in Mexico. From 26th to 28th of October, the last two races of the season at the “Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez” will decide the championship in all categories – with the BWT Lechner cars and drivers being very strong title contenders in three of them.
Defending champion Michael Ammermüller will go into the weekend with a five-point lead ahead of his main rival Nick Yelloly, which means that even finishing twice just one place behind the Brit would already guarantee him the title again. His BWT Lechner Racing teammate Thomas Preining, winner of the German Porsche Carrera Cup, currently lies in third place, 14 points behind Ammermüller, which still gives him at least a minor chance in the title race. “Last year I won the title in Mexico and of course the aim is to repeat this achievement “, Ammermüller states. But the 32-year-old Bavarian also knows “that for sure it will not be easy. The main focus will be on finding the right mixture between attacking to be able to compete at the front of the field and on the other hand not taking too much risks, avoiding toget into any kind of trouble. I hope I can count on my large experience to find the right way and have every reason to celebrate in the end.”
In the team championship, BWT Lechner Racing carries a 37-point lead towards its closest follower, Fach Autotech, and considering the strong performances of Ammermüller and Preining over the whole year, this should give them enough of an advantage to bring the title home safely. “But in motor racing, nothing can be taken for granted”, Austrian team principle Walter Lechner is adamant. “The opposition in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is always very strong, so we know we have to show our highest level of performance again to make sure nothing goes wrong.”
In the ProAm category, Roar Lindland from Lechner Racing Middle East carries an advantage of six points towards his closest rival, Frenchman Nicolas Misslin, into the final. After already coming close to the title last year, but missing out in the end, the 41-year-old from Norway now wants to make sure that this does not happen again. Having won his category six out of eight times so far this year gives him a lot of confidence, “but you should never be overly optimistic. In our class, we always race in the middle of the pack, which means there is always some risk of getting involved into some chaos, even if it´s not your fault, as it happened to me in Austria when I got kicked out of the race.” Nevertheless he is convinced that “if everything goes more or less according to plan, with the fantastic support I am always given by all the Lechner people, together we can bring the season to a very good end.”
Points are rewarded for P1 20 Points , P2 18 Points, P3 16 Points, P4 14 Points, P5 12 Points, P6 10 Points, P7 9 Points, P8 8 Points, P9 7 Points, P10 6 Points, 5,4,3,2,1 from P11 to P 15.