Suspense during a culmination in Mexico: Three-way quarrel for a title

Michael Ammermüller (D/BWT Lechner Racing), Nick Yelloly (GB/Fach Auto Tech) and Porsche Junior Thomas Preining (A/BWT Lechner Racing) could all take home a crown. Forty points are adult for grabs during a doubleheader in Mexico City, that runs as support to a Formula 1 race. Ammermüller (119 points) now leads a standings 5 points brazen of Yelloly. Preining ranks third with 105 points. Twenty-eight drivers from 15 countries will tackle a dual races on a Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers.

Series personality Ammermüller is a usually motorist with a preference resolutely in his possess hands. The German driver’s regulation for success is comparatively straightforward: if a 32-year-old crosses a finish line in front of his hottest rivals, he will be champion. The ex-Formula 1 exam motorist is no foreigner to such situations. Ammermüller trafficked to final year’s deteriorate culmination as a wanted points’ leader, with second-placed Dennis Olsen prohibited on his heels chasing altogether victory. Ammermüller, however, prevailed and took home a trophy.

So distant this season, a Lechner commander has notched adult usually one feat during a opening turn in Barcelona. However, with 5 lectern formula underneath his belt, Ammermüller has finished in a tip 3 some-more than any other competitor. “I managed to extend my points lead during Monza, and that gives me confidence. It’ll be a tighten fight, though I’m looking brazen to both races,” says Ammermüller.

911 GT3 Cup, race, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monza, 2018, Porsche AG

Second place in Monza went to Michael Ammermüller

Yelloly, however, is dynamic to grasp his initial pretension in GT racing. The motorist from Solihull in a UK is Ammermüller’s closest opposition and has won during a mythological city circuit of Monaco and during Hockenheim. In a final dual years, Yelloly has gained knowledge in a Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, where he cumulative a vice-championship final season. Prior to this, a 27-year-old raced single-seaters and still works as a simulator motorist for a Formula 1 group Force India. “I adore a pressure. But we usually know a Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez from a time we contested a GP2 and GP3 series,” explains Yelloly.

Porsche Junior Preining travels to Mexico with a healthy sip of self-assurance. The youngster from Linz, Austria, was recently crowned champion of a 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. And in a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Preining is underlining his talent. In further to his home competition in Spielberg, he scored feat on a Hungaroring (Hungary), on a Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and on Italy’s Autodromo Nazionale Monza. “I’m in high form and my idea is really clear: to win both races – we can’t change a rest anyway,” says Preining.

The dual drivers Mattia Drudi (I/Dinamic Motorsport) and Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer (F/martinet by ALMERAS) have an outward possibility of claiming a title. With 93 and 87 points respectively, a span would have to secure tip spots in both races and wish that a heading contingent come home empty-handed from both rounds.

911 GT3 Cup, race, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monza, 2018, Porsche AG

The many overtaking manoeuvres in Monza were carried out by Julien Andlauer

The titles in all other classifications will also be motionless during a final competition weekend in Mexico: The rookie category is led by Frenchman Florian Latorre (martinet by ALMERAS) with 71 points. Roar Lindland (Lechner Racing Middle East) ranks initial in a Pro-Am class. The Norwegian has 138 points to his credit. Leading a group sequence is a BWT Lechner Racing patrol with 224 points. First in a Nations League is France (166 points).

Overseas races are partial of Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup tradition. The initial time a one-make array raced distant from European dirt was in 1999 during a Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. This tradition was inspected with championship rounds hold in Indianapolis (USA), Sakhir (Bahrain), Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Austin (USA). After 2017, this is a second time in a quarrel that a Supercup has distinguished a culmination in Mexico City.

Points standings after 8 of 10 races
Drivers’ classification
1. Michael Ammermüller (D/BWT Lechner Racing), 119 points
2. Nick Yelloly (GB/Fach Auto Tech), 114 points
3. Thomas Preining (A/BWT Lechner Racing), 105 points

For a deteriorate finale, a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup travels to Mexico for a doubleheader from 26 to 28 October. After 2017, this outlines a second time in a story of a array that a championship will be motionless on a Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Mexico City hosts rounds 9 and ten.