Dennis Olsen (Konrad Motorsport) extends his lead in the championship. At round ten of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, the Norwegian notched up his sixth victory of the season on Sunday. Behind Olsen’s 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Nick Yelloly (Team Deutsche Post by Project 1) from Great Britain claimed second, with Austria’s Christopher Zöchling (MRS GT-Racing) achieving third at the Nürburgring. “It was important to beat Nick Yelloly to the flag and extend my advantage in the championship. The duel between us was intense, but we treated each other very fairly,” said Olsen.
Zöchling secured the pole position as the fastest in the qualifying session, however, Yelloly put in a catapult start and beat the 29-year-old in the sprint to the first corner. Olsen took up the race from fourth on the grid and also managed to improve his position in the first lap. The 21-year-old overtook Christian Engelhart (D/MRS GT-Racing), who had started from third, and Zöchling. Over the rest of the 23-lap race, Yelloly, Olsen and Zöchling treated spectators to some gripping action for the lead. In lap six, Olsen managed to squeeze past Yelloly, but during this manoeuvre Zöchling overtook both of his rivals to snatch the lead. In the very next lap, however, the MRS pilot made a braking error. Olsen and Yelloly grabbed the chance to pull ahead of Zöchling and defended their positions to the flag. “These are important points towards the championship. Obviously I wanted to win, but Dennis Olsen drove a flawless race,” said Yelloly.
Zöchling was flagged off in third place behind the driver from the Norwegian town of Våler and 26-year-old Yelloly. “That race was like a rollercoaster. Unfortunately I couldn’t maintain the right tyre pressure on the front wheels and so towards the end I couldn’t match their pace. Still, I’m happy with third place,” explained Zöchling. Fourth position on the 3.629-kilometre circuit in Germany’s Eifel region went to Michael Ammermüller (raceunion Huber Racing) from Germany. As the best rookie, Larry Ten Voorde (Team Deutsche Post by Project 1) from the Netherlands crossed the finish line in position five.
Among the 25-strong field, it was Porsche Junior Thomas Preining (Konrad Motorsport) who succeeded in making up the most places. Taking up the race from the eighteenth grid spot, the Austrian ploughed through the field to cross the finish line in sixth. “I’m very pleased with my lap times. Perhaps if I’d had a better grid position I would’ve been able to do even better,” said Preining. Wolfgang Triller (D/Huber Racing by TriSpa) concluded his race as the best driver in the amateur category. His teammate from the Netherlands, Wolf Nathan, came second in the B-class. Jörn Schmidt-Staade (D/Cito Pretiosa) saw the flag in third.
As a VIP guest starter, Richy Müller contested the Nürburgring race. The commissioner in the German TV show “Tatort” drove a 911 for the Team Deutsche Post by Project 1. The avid Porsche driver finished eighth in the amateur category. “This race weekend was huge fun. My team provided me with incredibly professional support, and I’m very grateful for this,” said Müller.
Thanks to his victory at round ten, Olsen extends his lead in the overall championship. After six wins so far this season, the 21-year-old leads the standings with 206 points. On second place behind Olsen sits Yelloly with 175 points. Zöchling ranks third with 134 points. The rookie category is led by Ten Voorde (201 points), with Triller as the best driver in the amateur classification on 126 points. Leading the team category is the Team Deutsche Post by Project 1 squad with 292 points.
Also at the Nürburgring for Sunday’s race was the German model Daniel Fuchs as well as the YouTuber Simon Teichmann. The pair was given a glimpse behind the scenes of the national racing series and followed the action live from the pits. The next two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will be held as support to the ADAC GT Masters. The national one-make race series is contested from 15 to 17 September on the Sachsenring.
Result race 10:
1. Dennis Olsen (N/Konrad Motorsport)
2. Nick Yelloly (GB/Team Deutsche Post by Project 1)
3. Christopher Zöchling (A/MRS GT-Racing)
4. Michael Ammermüller (D/raceunion Huber Racing)
5. Larry Ten Voorde (NL/Team Deutsche Post by Project 1)
6. Thomas Preining (A/Konrad Motorsport)
7. Gabriele Piana (I/RN Vision Team BLACK FALCON)
8. David Kolkmann (D/Team Deutsche Post by Project 1)
9. Christian Engelhart (D/BLACK FALCON)
10. Marius Nakken (N/MRS GT-Racing)
Points’ standings after 10 of 14 races:
1. Dennis Olsen (N/Konrad Motorsport), 206 points
2. Nick Yelloly (GB/Team Deutsche Post by Project 1), 175 points
3. Christopher Zöchling (A/MRS GT-Racing), 134 points
1. Larry Ten Voorde (NL/Team Deutsche Post by Project 1), 201 points
2. Thomas Preining (A/Konrad Motorsport), 172 points
3. Henric Skoog (S/raceunion Huber Racing), 122 points
1. Wolfgang Triller (D/Huber Racing by TriSpa), 126 points
2. Carlos Rivas (L/BLACK FALCON), 92 points
3. Stefan Rehkopf (D/Cito Pretiosa), 80 points
1. Team Deutsche Post by Project 1, 292 points
2. Konrad Motorsport, 282 points
3. MRS GT-Racing, 189 points