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Zampedri second after "Masterstart" It was a hot sunny weekend in the Eiffel in Germany where the Formula1 circus and support races gathered for the Grand Prix of Europe. Track temperatures of over 40 degrees and extreme conditions in the car ...

Zampedri second after "Masterstart"

It was a hot sunny weekend in the Eiffel in Germany where the Formula1 circus and support races gathered for the Grand Prix of Europe. Track temperatures of over 40 degrees and extreme conditions in the car didn't seem to bother the Lechner Racing School Team drivers Patrick Huisman and Alessandro Zampedri, David Dermont and Geoffroy Horion. A full lechner second row after qualifying on Saturday and a podium for Alessandro Zampedri on Sunday it was a succesfull weekend.

Qualification

Summer has arrived in the paddock of the Porsche Supercup. In warm and sunny weather conditions the Lechner Racing School Team drivers Alessandro Zampedri and Patrick Huisman scored a full second row on the starting grid tomorrow with their red white painted porsches. "Normally I am not too good here at the Nürburgring so 3rd is ok for me. I am in front of my direct competitors in the championship so no worry yet"

For Team-mate Alessandro Zampedri the 4th position on the grid was a little disappointing. "I know I could have done better but I made a little mistake in the chicane during my fast lap. The car was really good. Maybe we didn't even use it at 100 percent but only 95 and that shows how great the car really is and why we are not on pole.

The P3 & P4 in Saturday's qualifying session shows the consistency of the team and the performance of the cars. "If you look at the Championship standings and today's qualifying session you can see that we are in an excellent position to maintain the lead in the championship after this race in Germany. A championship where the head is dominated by Lechner Racing School team drivers Patrick Huisman, leading with 20 points, followed by Richard Westbrook with 16 points and Alessandro Zampedri with 18 points. But it is still racing so who knows what happens in the race. Only one thing is for sure, the guys on row one will have a hard time so let them have a good night sleep!" Said Alessandro.

Race

In the race on Sunday, podium once again was occupied by a Lechner Racing school Team driver. Alessandro Zampedri this time was the one who managed to put his Porsche GT3 into second place and ensure another 18 points for the championship. A championship that is still led by Lechner Racing School Team driver Patrick Huisman who finished 4th.

Zampedri about the race: " My start was a rocket. It was right out of the box! Lietz tried to close me but he didn't have a chance to block me. Werner had a very good engine. On the straight he was quicker. In the corners and in the breaking before the corners I was much quicker. The only thing we were missing this weekend was a little bit of engine."

Patrick Huisman, 4th: "The initial start was very good, but I let the clutch come too quickly so there was no more power in the moment. I could overtake Richard, because he had a very bad start. I think there was something wrong with the gearbox, because the shift came out a couple of times this race. I am still leading the championship so I am a happy man heading home to come back in Magny Cours this week to do a test with the Porsches"

Geoffroy Horion, 6th: "I am very happy with my 6th position in the race. The car was very good and I achieved the goal of becoming at least 6th every race. I hope that this will continue in the rest of the races this year. We have another 8 races to go"

Richard Westbrook, 5th: "I am very disappointed. The first three or four laps my car was excellent I just couldn't pass Lietz who was blocking me like crazy. Then my left rear tyre suddenly went completely broke with blisters and all and I just could forget to improve my position from that time."

-lrst-

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Series General
Drivers Patrick Huisman , Geoffroy Horion , Richard Westbrook , David Dermont