Lights-to-flag victory for Thomas Preining in Styria

Taking up the race from fourth on the grid, the Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (Martinet by ALMERAS) had to retire early from the race in lap five. “Unfortunately a stone put a hole in the radiator causing my car to lose fluid. It’s a pity, because I wanted to get to know the track better in the two races. Still, I was fast in the first laps,” explained Andlauer. The Frenchman used the race as preparation for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup round that will be contested in Spielberg at the end of June as support to the Formula One race. The best driver in the amateur class was Jörn Schmidt-Staade (D/Cito Pretiosa) followed by his German teammate Stefan Rehkopf and guest driver Wolfgang Triller (D/Raceunion). 

After four rounds, Ammermüller continues to lead the championship. With 90 points, the 32-year-old lies first ahead of Preining who has earned 64 points. Third place in the series is occupied by ten Voorde with 53 points. Pereira ranks first in the rookie classification with 71 points. The best driver in the class for amateur drivers is Schmidt-Staade. The racer from Düsseldorf has earned 100 points.

As special guests, “Mister Central Germany 2016/17”, Fabian Fröhlich, and “Mister Austria 2013”, Philipp Knefz, visited the paddock of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. The two social media producers followed the race on Sunday live from the racetrack and shared their impressions on their Instagram accounts @fabian_froehlich and @philippknefz.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland now heads into the summer break. The next doubleheader will be run from 3 to 5 August as support to the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring. The national one-make cup will be joined for the two races by the Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia. Including the guest starters from the Scandinavian racing series, 44 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup will line up on the grid. 

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