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.
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.
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
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.