Philipp Eng has further strengthened the opinion that it is he who shall claim this year’s Porsche Mobil1 Supercup crown for Team Project 1, following a measured drive at Spa-Francorchamps.
From pole-position the Austrian defended deftly from his rivals, the main attack coming from race one winner, the resurgent Sven Müller for Lechner Racing Middle East.
Yet Eng did not crack, unlike his Italian teammate Matteo Cairoli who involved himself in all manner of mischief early into the opening lap and wiped out Saturday star, Almeras by Martinet driver Côme Ledogar.
Christian Engelhart held on to Eng as best he could with a third position for MRS-GT Racing and Michael Ammermüller bounced back from his terrifying Saturday accident to claim sixth for the aforementioned Lechner squad.
Ben Barker was a merit worthy eighth for MOMO-Megatron Team PARTRAX, whilst the two standout guest entries of Sébastien Loeb (Sébastien Loeb Racing) and Patrick Dempsey (Porsche AG) endured mixed fortunes over the weekend.
Dempsey finished twenty-ninth after a tough Saturday and a positive twenty-third on the Sunday. Loeb meanwhile enjoyed a fantastic thirteenth in the first race, a performance he was unable to replicate in the second, mainly because his car refused to start on the grid.