Cairoli At the Double in Monaco

Matteo Cairoli dominated the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup encounter in Monaco and in so doing became the victor of the 250th race in the series’ history.

Cairoli led away from pole-position and held off Klaus Bachler, a guest star in race 250, for the race’s wet and wild duration. Ultimately Bachler was responsible for bringing the race to its red-flagged close, sliding into the barriers in increasingly poor weather. Different regulations compared with UK series meant he was classified second in the results. Michael Ammermüller was the first Lechner driver home in third place but he was within five seconds of Cairoli at the event’s conclusion.

Ben Barker (MOMO-Megatron Team PARTRAX) started fourth and remained fourth for the entire distance, within one position of that golden podium result he achieved in 2015.

In-fact the entire top six grid order was in the same order come flag-fall, Matthieu Jaminet fifth for Martinet by Almeras and Christian Engelhart on this occasion seeing the chequered flag (or rather red-flag) from his cockpit as opposed to the gravel trap, sixth for MRS GT-Racing.

The relative lack of drama for the race duration was unexpected and a relief. Monaco as a circuit is tricky enough, weather more appropriate for ducks than Porsches added to this difficulty. It is a testament to the skill of the drivers who took to the circuit in race 250, that there was not more drama. The series now heads for Austria and one question hangs over the 2016 campaign. Cairoli… Catch him if you can?