The Porsche Junior Thomas Preining (BWT Lechner Racing) managed to make up two positions in the race, with the Austrian progressing from tenth on the grid to cross the finish line on the 5.891-kilometre circuit in eighth. “It was a difficult race for me in the hotly contested mid-field. I didn’t want to take any unnecessary risks and get caught up in a crash, so my result is okay,” said 19-year-old Preining. The best driver in the ProAm class was Roar Lindland (N/Lechner Racing Middle East), who turned 41 on Sunday.
Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (martinet by ALMERAS) will travel home empty-handed after the Frenchman had to call it quits after nine laps. At the time of his retirement the defending champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup France had been running in sixth place. “It was an intense race with lots of fights for positions. I was going strong after the start but unfortunately I had to return to the pits after a collision,” said Andlauer.
Britain’s Chris Harris also took up the challenge of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Silverstone. As a VIP driver, the popular YouTuber took the wheel of the Porsche AG vehicle sporting the legendary starting number 911. The presenter of the British motoring magazine Top Gear had qualified the vehicle on P27 and concluded the race in 26th place. “I managed to make up a couple of positions after the start, but a spin threw me back. The race was huge fun and at least I didn’t come last – that was my goal,” said Harris after his debut in the international one-make cup.
A total of 33 drivers took up the race at Silverstone in front of packed Formula One grandstands. For eight drivers this was a home race: Josh Webster (Stowmarket), Nick Yelloly (Solihull), Tom Sharp (Surrey), Mark Radcliffe (Rufford), VIP driver Chris Harris (Bristol) as well as guest drivers from the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Lewis Plato (Billericay), Tom Wrigley (Owestry) and Dino Zamparelli (Bristol). In addition, the IDL Racing squad from Surrey/England contests the complete Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season.
After the race on the Silverstone Circuit, Ammermüller retains his lead in the championship with 65 points for the Lechner driver. Yelloly ranks second nine points behind the German. Pereira is third with 46 points.
Round five of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is contested as support to the Formula One race at Hockenheim from 20 to 22 July. This race celebrates the return of the series to Germany after a year’s break. Since the 1993 debut season, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup has raced on the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg track a total of 20 times.
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