Three races and three different winners, two of which have been from guest entries, plus a huge nine Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain entrants are the basic statistics that outline why the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup may well be the star attraction at the 2015 British Grand Prix.
Michael Ammermüller was the first winner of the season for Lechner Racing Middle East in Spain at the Circuit de Catalunya but two subsequent difficult events in Monaco and Austria at the Red Bull Ring have seen him unable to scale the top step of the rostrum since then.
Philipp Eng is the current championship leader for Team Project 1, a paragon of constancy which is vital in such a competitive one make series, though he is yet to win in 2015. His results sheet reads fifth, second and second. A win at Silverstone then?
Not if Ben Barker and MOMO-Megatron Team PARTRAX can get amongst the front runners. Barker has once again shown flashes of pace, notably with a podium in Monaco, yet unfortunately the Briton seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Deserves a Supercup win and Silverstone may be his best chance yet. For his fellow British driver and teammate Cameron Twynham, a shock result too should not be ruled out, although he continues to endeavour to get his head around such a unique a proposition as the Type 991 GT3 Cup car following years spent in single-seater racing.
The British contingent from Carrera Cup GB can certainly be in contention this weekend and our dedicated preview for these entrants may be found here: http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2015/06/why-carrera-cup-gb-stars-could-win-silverstone-supercup-showdown/
Fach Auto Tech ran Earl Bamber to the the title last year and this season has seen guest entries from Jaap Van Lagen and Christopher Zöchling victorious in Monaco and Spielberg respectively. Zöchling is entered for this weekend and should not be ignored, Austria almost certainly not a one off.
Three final names to follow this weekend. Kuba Giermaziak and Connor de Phillippi are VERVA Lechner Racing Team’s 2015 stars but Giermaziak has failed to mount the title tilt he really should have bearing in mind his experience, whilst de Phillippi qualified on pole in Austria before slipping back in the race. The latter is more likely to star this weekend and if the team can get a handle on a race set-up, a first win for the American may await. Sven Müller has been successful in the Carrera Cup Deutschland but Ammermüller’s teammate has been involved in too many clumsy incidents in the Supercup. He needs a result, just to validate the pace he certainly has.
16:45 on Friday sees the commencing of track action with the single practice session for the series before qualifying on Saturday morning at 11:25. The race will begin around the time of 10:45 on Sunday morning. Things are heating up in the Supercup, this weekend a test of whom can handle the heat the best. Ironic in England.