Fifth victory of the season: Norwegian Dennis Olsen wins on the Norisring

Podium: Nick Yelloly (GB), Dennis Olsen (N), Thomas Preining (A), Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland - 04 Norisring 2017

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, race 8, Norisring

On the Norisring in Nuremberg, Porsche Junior Dennis Olsen (N/Konrad Motorsport) secured first place at round eight of Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. Notching up his fifth win so far this season on Sunday, the 21-year-old extends his lead in the championship. Behind Olsen’s 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Nick Yelloly (GB/Team Deutsche Post by Project 1) finished on second, with Porsche Junior Thomas Preining (A/Konrad Motorsport) on third. “It’s a long way to the first corner, so getting a good start was extremely important. Afterwards, I managed to pull clear which gave me a real boost in confidence. Winning on this demanding circuit feels really good,” said Olsen.

Dennis Olsen (N), Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland - 04 Norisring 2017
Dennis Olsen (N), Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland – 04 Norisring 2017

Heading into the race from pole position, Olsen succeeded in defending his top spot. The pilot from the Norwegian town of Våler kept a cool head on the track known for its different types of asphalt to take the flag in first place. Preining made a catapult start off the line from the third grid spot and beat Yelloly in the sprint to the first corner. But the driver from Great Britain stuck close to the rear of Preining’s Porsche and put the youngster under immense pressure. In lap 16, Yelloly grabbed his chance to sweep past Preining in the Dutzendteich hairpin and regain second place. The Deutsche Post by Project 1 pilot held on to this position and refused to relinquish it to the flag after 35 laps. “I had to be patient while I was behind Thomas Preining. After my win on Saturday, second place rounds up the weekend brilliantly,” said Yelloly.

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