Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, race 7, Norisring
On the Norisring in Nuremberg, Nick Yelloly (Team Deutsche Post by Project 1) clinched his maiden victory in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. At the wheel of his 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the Briton beat Porsche Junior Dennis Olsen (N/Konrad Motorsport) and Christian Engelhart (D/BLACK FALCON) to the finish line on Saturday. “My first win in a GT car feels phenomenal. The duel with Dennis Olsen was intense, but we solved it professionally,” said Yelloly.
Olsen took up the race on the 2.3-kilometre street circuit from pole position. The 21-year-old Konrad Motorsport pilot, however, lost the sprint against Yelloly to the first corner. As the race went on, the two pulled clear of the field and delivered a spirited duel for the top spot. After several attempts to overtake, Olsen pulled alongside Yelloly’s vehicle on the finish straight in the eighteenth lap, where both cars swapped some paint. The 26-year-old driver for the Deutsche Post by Project 1 squad defended his lead and held on to it to the flag after 27 laps. “Nick Yelloly got the better start and that proved decisive. I tried everything to get past him, but Nick just didn’t make any mistakes. Still, second place earns plenty of points towards the championship,” said Olsen.
Behind the leading pair, Michael Ammermüller (D/raceunion Huber Racing) and Christopher Zöchling (A/MRS GT-Racing) finished in positions three and four. When the race finished, both seasoned Porsche specialists were handed a ten-second penalty for a jump start. As a result, third place went to Christian Engelhart, who had taken up the race from sixth place. “I got off the line well at the start. My car was setup perfectly, but it’s really difficult to overtake on this racetrack,” said the 30 year old. Uwe Brettel, Director Porsche Motorsport Sales, followed the seventh round of the one-make race series live at the racetrack and awarded the trophies at the podium ceremony.