Spa-Francorchamps report

Porsche SuperCup - Eighth Round at the Belgian Grand Prix ------------------------------------------------------------ Victory for Pursuer - Title Decision Postponed to Last Round Spa-Francorchamps, 27 August. Juergen von Gartzen (Falke ...

Porsche SuperCup - Eighth Round at the Belgian Grand Prix ------------------------------------------------------------

Victory for Pursuer - Title Decision Postponed to Last Round

Spa-Francorchamps, 27 August. Juergen von Gartzen (Falke Oberbayern Motorsport) from Germany claimed his second victory of the Porsche SuperCup season with a green light to chequered flag win. Currently holding second in drivers' standings von Gartzen made a strong gateway on the wet race track in the Ardennes.He powered across the finish line ahead of his compatriot Marco Werner (Udo Schneider Motorsport) to win by a margin of 1.9 seconds after the 10-lap-sprint over 70 kilometres. Said an overjoyed von Gartzen, "My mechanics prepared the car beautifully for me, it was more than perfect. I controlled the race at every moment. I love this track."

Behind the leading pair local hero Bertrand Gachot in his Pirelli/ Shell/RTL-Carrera, and Emmaneuel Collard (F, JMB Competition) enjoyed a battle over the whole race distance for third place. After several sideways moments and close encounters for both drivers, Collard won the duel and crossed the finish line third.

Current points leader Jean-Pierre Malcher (F, JMB Competition) had to be content with finishing in seventh position. Malcher was philosophical, "Safety first. I wanted to collect points without taking unnecessary risks. But I must admit our rain setup was not perfect, in quick corners I had a strong oversteer."

After the outcome of this penutltimate round of the Porsche SuperCup the fight for the title between Jean-Pierre Malcher, Juergen von Gartzen and Emmanuel Collard will be decided at the last race at the European Grand Prix, Nurburgring on October 1st.

Patrick Huisman (NL, Dutch Racing Promotions) once again demonstrated his excellent driving skills, claiming fifth place ahead of the current leader of the national German Carrera Cup, old-hand Harald Grohs (D, Kadach Tuning). Former World Rally Champion Miki Biasion from Italy in the Pirelli/Shell/RTL-Carrera with starting number two slipped into a gravel trap in lap three already. The Italian joked after the race, "Coming out of Eau Rouge Bend I touched the white stripes on the road surface and immediately lost grip on the right hand side. Then I found myself ploughing through the gravel - a place I'm very familiar with."

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Drivers Emmanuel Collard , Patrick Huisman , Marco Werner , Miki Biasion , Harald Grohs , Bertrand Gachot , Jean-Pierre Malcher