The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is back! Better than ever? Well we have eleven races taking place from tomorrow morning in Barcelona until October in Austin, the Circuit of the Americas once again hosting a double header finale.
The field of sonorous six cylinder Type 991 GT3 Cup Porsche 911 race cars will criss-cross across nine European destinations, via Monaco, the Red Bull Ring, Silverstone, Budapest, Spa and Monza bookmarked by the Spanish sojourn this weekend and the American adventure at the season’s end.
Twenty six of these purebred racing machines will be raced by twenty six purebred racing drivers. Michael Ammermüller (Lechner Racing Middle East) was a hugely prominent member of the Supercup and Deutschland fields last season, a multiple winner across the categories and the man in pole position for round one this weekend.
Title favourite? Well, there are twenty five other drivers in the field, including Christian Engelhart (MRS GT-Racing) who redefines the term Porsche veteran and Kuba Giermaziak (VERVA Lechner Racing Team) whom was championship runner up last season. They both hold positions in the top ten, fifth and ninth in named order heading into Sunday’s first race.
Then there are the young guns, headed by Team Project 1 man Philipp Eng and his teammate, newly named Porsche Junior, reigning Carrera Cup Italia champion Matteo Cairoli. The pair hold sixth and tenth positions after qualifying for round one.
Leading the charge for the tricolour is Côme Ledogar (Martinet by Almeras) who was victorious in the French Carrera Cup of 2014 and he will line-up in a stunning second position for tomorrow’s opener,
A personal tip? Connor de Phillippi (VERVA Lechner Racing Team) has retained his Porsche Junior status and needs to step up in year two. Ben Barker and Cameron Tynham are the Brits abroad both in stunningly liveried MOMO-Megatron Team PARTRAX cars. After a barren patch of British success in the series, to add a dose of patriotism, it would be great to see both capable pilots at the sharp end in 2015. Sadly after qualifying today, you won’t find either’s name in the top ten, Ben starting thirteenth and Cameron a respectable sixteenth on the grid.