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Porsche SuperCup - Ninth and Final Round at the European Grand Prix ------------------------------------------------------------------- Championship for Jean-Pierre Malcher after Perfect Weekend Nurburgring, 1 October. Jean-Pierre Malcher...

Porsche SuperCup - Ninth and Final Round at the European Grand Prix -------------------------------------------------------------------

Championship for Jean-Pierre Malcher after Perfect Weekend

Nurburgring, 1 October. Jean-Pierre Malcher from France wins the Porsche SuperCup title after delivering another stunning performance in the final race on a wet, foggy Nurburgring. Starting from pole position, he led from the green light to the eleventh lap, when his team mate Emmanuel Collard took the lead and won. After the finish Jean-Pierre Malcher was delighted: "This is the sixth important tilte in my carreer. Now I go for ten. When I've reached that aim, I'll put my helmet on the shelf. I want to thank my JMB Competition Team, they were brilliant." On his way to the title, the 45 year old racing professional won two races and took maximum points from the race in France as well, where a guest driver won. Jean-Pierre also set five pole positions.

The consistent top results of Jean-Pierre Malcher and his team mate Emmanuel Collard made their JMB Competition Team clear winners of the Porsche SuperCup team Title. Emmanuel Collard came to the Nurburgring ranking third in the Drver's Championship and finished his Porsche SuperCup season with his third win of the year. The Formula One test driver was philosophical about the season: "The was my second good year of racing in the Porsche SuperCup. It was a great opprtunity to be close to Formula One, and to learn the tracks. At the moment it looks as if I might need this knowledge in a very fast single seater next year..."

Jurgen von Gartzen from Germany (Falke Oberbayern Motorsport) came to the Nurburgring trailing Malcher by only four points. He experienced a weekend of bad luck with a technical problem in the qualifying session, and an unlucky draw in the Grid Lottery putting him sixth on the grid. His faultless race ended with a fourth place overall. Throughout the season Jurgen von Gartzen was the only top contender to score points at every outing.

Pirelli/Shell/RTL guest driver Bob Wollek from France used his vast experience of Porsche racing to bring his Carrera from twefth starting position to eights position in the finish. Bob Wollek: "It was a really pleasant weekend here at the Nurburgring. In these conditions the 911 demands all your skill." German celebrity catoonist Uli Stein made it to a respectable 20th overall: "My arms were aching after this race, and I was sweating despite the cold outside. Racing this car was a lot of fun."

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Drivers Emmanuel Collard , Bob Wollek , Jurgen von Gartzen , Jean-Pierre Malcher