PMSC: Red Bull ring victory and Supercup lead for Dylan Pereira

PMSC: Red Bull ring victory and Supercup lead for Dylan Pereira


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As a result, Pereira is now two points ahead of Porsche Junior Laurin Heinrich (SSR Huber Racing) in the overall standings. The German finished second in the Formula 1 circuit at Spielberg. In third place, Dane Bastian Buus also took victory in the rookie classification with his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup from BWT Lechner Racing.

The Supercup race at the Red Bull Ring in Styria is the home game for BWT Lechner Racing. The Austrian team did not disappoint the approximately 40,000 spectators at the Formula 1 race near Spielberg: Luxembourg’s Dylan Pereira as the winner, Bastian Buus from Denmark in third place and Brit Harry King in fourth place each drove a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup of that team. . Only German Porsche Junior Laurin Heinrich (SSR Huber Racing) managed to place himself in second place among the followers of Robert Lechner, who had also competed in the Supercup during his racing career. Current standings leader and reigning Supercup champion Larry ten Voorde, on the other hand, was unlucky: the Dutchman from the GP Elite team was in second place with his 375 kW (510 hp) 911 Cup when he retired from the race. by way of collision without any fault he was thrown.

Thomas Laudenbach, Head of Porsche Motorsport, was delighted with the fourth round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season at the Red Bull Ring: “30 years of the Porsche Supercup – that’s an impressive period for the world cup leader of our brand. . Such success they are only possible through the professional work of everyone involved, from the drivers to the team to the organization. In Spielberg, too, we saw a great race and an exciting battle for position. That’s a great motorsport, that’s what makes the Supercup special. ”


The teams will travel to Le Castellet for the fifth race in two weeks.

While there were many battles for position behind him, Pereira controlled the race from the front. Even the short change of the safety car twice did not throw the Luxembourger out of rhythm: he was able to defend his lead on both occasions. “I’ve had the worst start. My car worked very well today, so I’m very satisfied. However, I didn’t expect to lead the position now,” Pereira admitted after the 18-lap race.

Porsche Junior Laurin Heinrich was also quite satisfied with second place. “Thanks to a good start, I was able to pass Harry King in the first corner. On the other hand, I lost my teeth on Larry at first. Instead, I had to constantly defend myself against Marvin Klein. I saw his attempt to overtake him, which eventually threw Larry out of the race, in the rearview mirror and thus managed to avoid it,” said the 20-year-old from near Würzburg. For him, the first half of the season ended just two points behind leader Pereira in second place.

Dylan Pereira, Dr.  Wolfgang Porsche, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, round 4, Spielberg (Austria), 2022, Porsche AG
The cup was given by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche Automobil Holding SE and Dr. Ing. hc F. Porsche AG.

In the rookie classification, Bastian Buus remained unbeaten in the fourth race. The Dane, who is competing in his first Supercup season, improved to six places in the race – no one else in the leading group managed that. “I’m speechless, it’s amazing,” the 19-year-old enthused. “We work well together at BWT Lechner Racing and push each other to achieve top performance. I’m learning a lot from Dylan and Harry,” Buus praised his experienced teammates.

Spectators were also able to celebrate a home win in the ProAm classification: This was won for the first time this season by Austrian Philipp Sager from the Dinamic Motorsport team. The cup was handed to him by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche Automobil Holding SE and Dr. Ing. hc F. Porsche AG.

The teams will travel to Le Castellet for the fifth race in two weeks. The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup begins the second half of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard as part of the French Grand Prix (July 14, 2022).

Results of round 4 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Spielberg (A)

1. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), 29:40.386 minutes
2. Laurin Heinrich (D/SSR Huber Racing), +4.257 seconds
3. Bastian Buus (DK/BWT Lechner Racing), +5.562 seconds
4. Harry King (UK/BWT Lechner Racing), +6.451 seconds
5. Simone Iaquinta (I/Dinamic Motorsport), +8.613 seconds
6. Jaap van Lagen (NL/Martinet and Alméras), +9.170 seconds

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2022 standings (after 4 out of 8 races)

1. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), 78 points
2. Laurin Heinrich (D/SSR Huber Racing), 76 points
3. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 65 points
4. Harry King (GB/BWT Lechner Racing), 60 points
5. Bastian Buus (DK/BWT Lechner Racing), 48 points

Qualification

The drivers in the top four positions in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup standings take the first two rounds of the fourth round of the season at the Red Bull Ring. Dylan Pereira, currently third overall, set the best time. “Race control canceled my first lap because I went too far once. So on the second test I focused more on the ‘track limits’ – that worked perfectly,” said the Luxembourger happily. “No qualifying points, so I’m quite satisfied,” Harry King commented on the result. The Briton, who had also managed to jump to the front row of the grid, separated only 71 thousandths of a second from his teammate Pereira. “First and second place is good for BWT Lechner Racing. We have to build on that in the race,” King decided.

Larry ten Voorde was also satisfied with qualifying in third place. “Thirteenth place in practice on Friday showed that we weren’t organized then. It went better in qualifying. Before the race we will improve something else on the car – of course I won’t reveal what exactly,” laughed the defending Supercup champion and current leader championship. He shares the second row of the grid with his direct supporter, Porsche Junior Laurin Heinrich. Before Sunday’s race, the German from the SSR Huber Racing team is nine points behind Voorde ten in the overall standings.

911 GT3 Cup, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Spielberg, Austria, 2022, Porsche AG

Aksel Lund Svindal has achieved everything on skis: the Norwegian has become a five-time world champion, won two gold medals at the Olympic Games and won the overall World Cup twice. Svindal is also a real “petrolhead”: Since this season, the Porsche brand ambassador has been driving the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Scandinavia – as a team member of Swede Ingemar Stenmark, who is equally successful on skis.

Ski star Aksel Lund Svindal gets a taste of Supercup skies

At the Red Bull Ring, Svindal smelled the Supercup air as a spectator for the first time and was impressed by the level of competition in the one-man international cup and the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. “21 fastest drivers within one second – that shows that the teams are working very professionally and all the cars are on the same level,” analyzed the 39-year-old. The camaraderie between the drivers also left a big impression on him: “On the race, they fight for every centimeter and every hundredth of a second. But outside the cockpit, they have a lot of fun together, no matter what nationality they are. It reminds me of my time in downhill skiing,” observed Svindal, who won 36 races World Cup in his career.

Of course, Svindal is also a fan of Formula 1. “But the performance of these cars is beyond the imagination of the average driver. As a spectator, you can judge the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup on the best track. I can sympathize with the driver and his reactions,” he explains. Svindal has a fascinating explanation for why skiers are usually so fast on the racetrack after a short time: “In a race car, like downhill skiing or slalom, it’s all about correctly assessing the grip. In every turn you have to adjust your line according to how the tires grip the slope or the skis grip the snow.”

Axel Lund Svindal, Porsche Brand Ambassador, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Spielberg, Austria, 2022, Porsche AG
Aksel Lund Svindal, Porsche Brand Ambassador

In 1993 Altfrid Heger won the Porsche Supercup, which was newly established that year. At the Red Bull Ring, the man from Essen got a feel for the current situation in the one-to-one international cup with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, which is currently in its 30th season. “One big difference compared to 1993 is the car: the 911 “The Carrera RS was more or less a production car that we raced. It endured a very wild driving style. The current 911 GT3 Cup is a real racing car that you have to drive very precisely,” compares Heger, who, even at his age 64 years old, regularly climbs into the cockpit of the race. “One thing has not changed: As in my time, the Supercup serves as a stepping stone to the top classes of motorsport.”

Supercup debut winner Altfrid Heger as a guest at the Red Bull Ring

With his agency Hegersport, the first Supercup winner organizes the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and has also been managing the famous Porsche Sports Cup racing series in Germany for 18 years. Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup,” explains Heger. A recent example of this is the current Porsche Junior Laurin Heinrich, who raced in the Porsche Sports Cup for the first time in 2019 in the 911 GT3 Cup.

Altfrid Heger, winner of Porsche Supercup 1993, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Spielberg, Austria, 2022, Porsche AG
Altfrid Heger, winner of the 1993 Porsche Supercup

The fourth round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup on TV and online

The race at the Red Bull Ring will be over 18 laps tomorrow, Sunday (July 10, 2022) from 11:50 am CEST. In German-speaking countries, the television channels Eurosport and Sky Sport broadcast live. The streaming service also shows f1tv.formula1.com Supercup race.

Qualifying results, round 4 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Spielberg (A)

1. Dylan Pereira (Race Luxembourg/BWT Lechner), 1:30.286 minutes
2. Harry King (UK/BWT Lechner Racing), +0.071 seconds
3. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), +0.089s
4. Laurin Heinrich (D/SSR Huber Racing), +0.302 seconds
5. Simone Iaquinta (I/Dinamic Motorsport), +0.342 seconds
6. Marvin Klein (F/CLRT), +0.379 seconds

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2022 calendar (subject to change)

April 22-24, Imola (Italy)
May 26-29, Monte Carlo (Monaco)
1-3 July, Silverstone (UK)
July 8 – 10, Spielberg (Austria)
July 22-24, Le Castellet (France)
August 26-28, Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
September 2 – 4, Zandvoort (Netherlands)
September 9-11, Monza (Italy)