Ammermüller, Yelloly and Preining set to battle for title in Mexico for 2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup title

by Vince Pettit
Thomas Preining (A), BWT Lechner Racing, Michael Ammermüller (D), BWT Lechner Racing, Nick Yelloly (GB), FACH AUTO TECH, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, 2018

The 2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season comes down to the wire this weekend as it heads for the final race weekend of the season in Mexico and the Championship is all still to play for.

With forty points still up for grabs, there is a trio of drivers who could realistically snatch the title in Mexico City; BWT Lechner Racing’s Michael Ammermüller leads the way with 119 points, Fach Auto Tech’s Nick Yelloly is on 114, and Ammermüller’s team-mate Porsche Junior Thomas Preining is on 105 points as twenty-eight drivers do battle over two races at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

Reigning champion Ammermüller just needs to keep his rivals behind him to claim the title, last year he manage to fend off the advances of Dennis Olsen to take the title, this time out he will be calling upon that experience to secure another championship, despite only taking one victory so far this year.

“I managed to extend my points lead at Monza, and that gives me confidence. It’ll be a close fight, but I’m looking forward to both races,” said Ammermüller.

Racing Point Force India F1 Team simulator driver Nick Yelloly is in the hunt to secure his first GT title having taken victory in Monaco and Germany. The 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland vice-champion know’s Ammermüller well, not just through the Supercup, but through the German series.

“I love the pressure. But I only know the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez from the time I contested the GP2 and GP3 series,” explained Yelloly.

Porsche Junior Preining is confident heading in to the final weekend having alread seen off Ammermüller in 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland wehre he was recently crowned champion. Preining has won in Austria, Hungary, Belgium and Italy so far this year.“I’m in high form and my goal is very clear: to win both races – I can’t influence the rest anyway,” said Preining.

Mattia Drudi and Porsche Junior Julien Andlauer have an outside chance of winning the title with 93 and 87 points, but to do so would have to take two race wins and hope their rivals didn’t score.

Elsewhere Florian Latorre leads the way in the Rookie Championship, Roar Lindland tops the Pro-Am class, the BWT Lechner Racing squad top the team classification and France lead the Nations League.

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