Sven Müller and Lechner Racing Middle East swept to victory in a dramatic Porsche Mobil1 Supercup encounter at the Hungaroring, with Christian Engelhart’s (MRS-GT Racing) championship aspirations taking a step forward and Michael Ammermüller’s (Lechner Racing Middle East) a step backwards.
Philipp Eng and Team Project 1 have the easiest story to tell, the Austrian starting and finishing sixth. His championship lead has been slashed to ten points with Engelhart now second having taken the third step on the rostrum.
The Heart of Racing by Lechner’s Alex Riberas has deposed Ammermüller and lies twelve points back in third having finished fifth this morning.
Müller’s performance was sublime, victory by over six seconds a rarity in such similar machinery. Côme Ledogar delivered on his ever present potential by finishing second after a tremendous start to the race for Martinet by Alméras.
Ammermüller could muster only seventh, falling back through the order during a difficult race for the German.
Ben Barker and Cameron Twynham have endured differing fortunes for MOMO-Megatron Team PARTRAX, the former only twelfth after promising much more in Friday practice, the less experienced latter sixteenth matching his overall weekend pace.
Ryan Cullen was another who went slightly and indeed literally backwards, twenty third for the VERVA Lechner Racing Team driver in the classification after he retired following a contact incident in which he was blameless. His teammate Kuba Giermaziak enjoyed a far better result than of late in fourth at a circuit he seemingly has an affinity with.
A four week break now lies between the teams and drivers of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup and the sixth round of the series at Spa-Francorchamps. This weekend has shown how volatile championship battles can be. Eng now has a real fight on his hands, as experienced Engelhart closes in. Game on!