Michael Ammermüller (D/BWT Lechner Racing) has secured his first win of this year’s Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland: the seasoned specialist won round four in Most, Czech Republic, from pole position at the wheel of his 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. “At the restart I decided to accelerate early. That was the right strategy. I was then faster than my rivals and could bring home a safe victory,” asserted Ammermüller. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Overdrive Racing by Huber), the winner of Saturday’s race, scored second place, with Dylan Pereira (Lechner Racing Team) from Luxembourg claiming the third podium step.
Under blue skies and in temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius, Ammermüller defended his front spot after the start. However, in the sprint to the first corner, several cars at the back of the field collided. As a result, the race had to be stopped to salvage the vehicles. When the race went green again on the Autodrom Most, Ammermüller kept his cool and immediately pulled clear of ten Voorde. The German then drove to a commanding victory. For 22-year-old ten Voorde, there was no chance to oust the Lechner driver from his lead position. “Michael Ammermüller accelerated early after the safety car phase, which took me a little by surprise. But with a view to the championship, it was a successful weekend for me,” said ten Voorde.
For the first time this season, Pereira climbed the podium. The Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (F/BWT Lechner Racing) achieved fourth place. “Obviously I’d have preferred to stand on the podium but after the long break there wasn’t a lot of time to attack. I tried everything, but by the end my tyres weren’t in the best condition,” explained Andlauer.
Position five on the 4.212-kilometre circuit in the north of the Czech Republic went to Jaap van Lagen (NL/Förch Racing). Taking up the race from seventh on the grid, Jaxon Evans (NZ/Team Project 1 – JBR) made up one position to become the best rookie. “The restart after the race was red-flagged took place behind the safety car. For this reason it was difficult to make up positions early in the race. My lap times were pretty good and every point towards the championship is valuable,” said the 22-year-old Porsche Junior. Seventh place was occupied by Igor Walilko (PL/Overdrive Racing by Huber) ahead of his Swedish teammate Henric Skoog.
Repeating Saturday’s result, Carlos Rivas (Black Falcon Team Textar) snatched victory in the amateur classification. Behind the Luxembourger came Georgi Donchev (BG/Huber Racing) and Andreas Sczepansky (D/QA Racing by Kurt Ecke Motorsport). Since less than 75 percent of the race distance had been covered before the red flag came out, the drivers earned only half the number of points. Ten Voorde leads the championship with 85 points followed by Andlauer in second with 43.5 points. Thanks to his win, Ammermüller moves up into third place with 35.5 points to his credit.
The fifth and sixth race of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland will also be contested as support to the ADAC GT Masters. For the next doubleheader, the national one-make series travels to Spielberg in Austria. There, the three drivers Nicolas Schöll (Vienna), Sebastian Daum (Dornbirn) and Luca Rettenbacher (Eugendorf) compete on the Red Bull Ring in front of home crowds. The Lechner Racing team also comes from Austria. The squad has its headquarters in the Salzburg region in the municipality of Faistenau.
Result race 4:
1. Michael Ammermüller (D/BWT Lechner Racing)
2. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Overdrive Racing by Huber)
3. Dylan Pereira (L/Lechner Racing Team)
4. Julien Andlauer (F/BWT Lechner Racing)
5. Jaap van Lagen (NL/Förch Racing)
6. Jaxon Evans (NZ/Team Project 1 – JBR)
7. Igor Walilko (PL/Overdrive Racing by Huber)
8. Henric Skoog (S/Overdrive Racing by Huber)
9. David Kolkmann (D/Black Falcon)
10. Tim Zimmermann (D/Black Falcon)
Points’ standings after 4 of 16 races:
1. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Overdrive Racing by Huber), 85 points
2. Julien Andlauer (F/BWT Lechner Racing), 43.5 points
3. Michael Ammermüller (D/BWT Lechner Racing), 37.5 points
1. Jaxon Evans (NZ/Team Project 1 – JBR), 62.5 points
2. Berkay Besler (TR/Car Collection Motorsport), 53 points
3. Reece Barr (IRL/Förch Racing), 47.5 points
1. Carlos Rivas (L/Black Falcon Team Textar), 77.5 points
2. Stefan Rehkopf (D/Huber Racing), 66 points
3. Andreas Sczepansky (D/QA Racing by Kurt Ecke Motorsport), 42 points