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Preining doubles up in front of home crowd in Austria

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Thomas Preining blew away the opposition for the second race running as he dominated once again at the Red Bull Ring.

After taking victory in the first race of the weekend the Porsche Junior led from lights to flag once again as he fought off the advances of Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland team mate Michael Ammermüller.

“That was a perfect weekend. Michael Ammermüller put me under pressure at the start, but I stayed calm and I didn’t give him a chance to overtake,” said Preining.

With the BWT Lechner Racing team occupying the top two spots, it was the Team Deutsche Post by Project 1 driver Larry ten Voorde who took the final podium position.

Leading the 35-car field away, Preining leapt away from the start line with team mate Ammermüller in tow as he jumped from the second row of the grid.

A safety car on lap five bunched the field up again, but on the restart Prening pushed on for victory, extending the gap to 1.1 seconds by the time the chequered flag had come out.

“In the first lap I stuck close to Thomas Preining, but I couldn’t find a way past him. On top of that I had to keep an eye on the tyre temperature, as it increases in the slipstream,” said Ammermüller, who hung on for second place.

Larry ten Voorde  added, “I’m really pleased to be on the podium in such a large field. The gaps between us were small and the race was great fun,”

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Guest driver Florian Latorre impressed again, finishing the race in fourth, ahead of Igor Walilko, who finished the race as the highest placed rookie.

Following a strong showing in the opening race of the weekend, Julien Andlauer was force to retire on lap five, “Unfortunately a stone put a hole in the radiator causing my car to lose fluid. It’s a pity, because I wanted to get to know the track better in the two races. Still, I was fast in the first laps,”

Jörn Schmidt-Staade topped the Am class, followed by team mate Stefan Rehkopf and guest driver Wolfgang Triller.

Ammermüller leads the championship with 90 points, ahead of Preining on 64 points; third in the championship is ten Voorde.

Top of the rookie classification is Dylan Pereira, while Schmidt-Staade leads the Amateur class.

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland now heads in to a summer break, returning on 3-5 August as it supports the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring, where they will be joined by guest started from Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia, with an impressive 44 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars lining up for the race.

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