Jorg Bergmeister Wins - Marco Werner Defends Points Lead Stuttgart/Nurburgring. With a green light to chequered flag victory, Jorg Bergmeister gave his rivals a clear sign that he is back in the fight for the Porsche-Pirelli-Supercup....
Jorg Bergmeister Wins - Marco Werner Defends Points Lead
Stuttgart/Nurburgring. With a green light to chequered flag victory, Jorg Bergmeister gave his rivals a clear sign that he is back in the fight for the Porsche-Pirelli-Supercup. The Rhinelander took victory from the first two races in Imola and Barcelona, but only managed to take one point home from the third and fourth rounds.
Trailing Bergmeister in places two and three were the two UPS-Porsche Juniors Timo Bernhard and Marc Lieb. However, as the duo are guest starters and are not eligible to collect points, the points went to Bergmeister+s brother Tim, who finished the 15 lap sprint in fourth place.
Marco Werner's sixth place was enough for him to retain the series lead.
Jorg Bergmeister (D, winner): "My first lap was the best. Although my start was not perfect I was able to hold my own. In the final seven laps Timo Bernhard put the pressure on, so I abandoned my plan to build up a gap between us and concentrated instead on avoiding making mistakes. As always my car was great. For this I thank my team and I dedicate this win to my team boss Horst Farnbacher who celebrates his 40th birthday today."
Marco Werner (D, sixth, series leader): "After our mediocre qualifying result, let's just write this race off to damage control. My aim was to finish in the points and keep out of trouble. I managed to grab a place at the start then I kept my nose clean to the finish. My car was okay today."
Stephane Ortelli (MC, tenth, series second): "We had mayhem in the first corner after the start. Sascha Maassen was rammed from behind which shunted him into my Porsche. I fell back to 19th place but fought my way forward to tenth. That was an adrenaline-filled weekend."
Wolf Henzler (seventh, series third): "I had an awesome start and made up five places. After the Dunlop curve I nabbed another one. My race result was the best I could do after a very ordinary race weekend. I hardly got a chance to drive in free practice and in qualifying I attacked much too hard because after my second place in Monaco I put pressure on myself. But I+m happy with the outcome. Our team has huge potential."
Ralf Waldmann (eleventh, VIP driver): "What a fantastic race! I had a terrific duel with Lucas Luhr, but I kept out of the way of the drivers fighting for the championship. I notice that I'm making improvements from race to race."
Race Result: 1. Jorg Bergmeister (D, Infineon-Farnbacher) 26m:51.879s 2. Timo Bernhard (D, UPS Porsche-Junior) 2.317 seconds behind 3. Marc Lieb (D, UPS Porsche-Junior), 8.996 4. Tim Bergmeister (D, MAT Racing), 9.273 5. Alexander Davison (AUS, Team HP-PZ Koblenz), 10.617 6. Marco Werner (D, Infineon-Farnbacher), 10.992 7. Wolf Henzler (D, PZ Rhein Oberberg), 13.040 8. Alessandro Zampedri (I, Kadach Tuning), 15.954 9. Pedro Couceiro (P, PZ Rhein Oberberg), 16.910 10. Stephane Ortelli (MC, Kadach Tuning), 17.946