Bergmeister Brothers Dominate - Jorg Bergmeister Builds on Championship Lead Budapest/Stuttgart. The Bergmeister brothers, Jorg and Tim, dominated the eighth round of the Porsche Pirelli Supercup on Budapest's Hungaroring, securing their...
Bergmeister Brothers Dominate - Jorg Bergmeister Builds on Championship Lead
Budapest/Stuttgart. The Bergmeister brothers, Jorg and Tim, dominated the eighth round of the Porsche Pirelli Supercup on Budapest's Hungaroring, securing their first double victory in the Supercup. Pole-setter Jorg Bergmeister finished the 16 lap sprint ahead of Tim, to take his fifth win of the series. Starting from sixth place, Tim successfully avoided the turbulence of the first corner, where three championship main players Stephane Ortelli, Marco Werner and Wolf Henzler collided. Whereas Ortelli had to retire in lap four, Henzler worked his way back up through the field to finish eighth, with Werner coming from 18th to take tenth.
Profiting from the misfortune of his top rivals, Bergmeister increased the points' margin to 16 points, with his team mate Marco Werner in second. Werner now shares the same tally as Wolf Henzler. With his non-finish, Stephane Ortelli loses a place on the standings to rank fifth, whilst Tim Bergmeister moves up the ladder to occupy fourth.
Jorg Bergmeister: (D, winner): "My start was fantastic - this was important here because my closest rivals were surrounding me on the first and second row. The pressure came off a little after Stephane and Wolf collided, but then I was surprised to see a blue car in my rear vision mirror and I realised it could only be my brother Tim. I didn't know who was behind him so I concentrated on pulling away from the pack and avoided making any mistakes. Thanks to my team my car ran beautifully today. Congratulations to Tim - he came under a lot of fire from behind but he held them off."
Tim Bergmeister: (D, second): "This race was just for me, and not to protect my brother from the others. I'm really pleased, particularly because we still had problems with the car during yesterday's qualifying session, but last night my team found a solution."
Alex Zampedri (I, third): "I chased Tim hard but my car began to oversteer and I just couldn't catch him. Philipp Peter put the pressure on over the final laps, and in the slow chicane I braked too late and went sideways. This time I was lucky - unlike in Hockenheim when a competitor pushed me off the track."
Marco Werner (D, fourth): "After the accident I was driving like a bat out of hell to catch as many cars as I could. It's a shame because our two days of testing here were very encouraging. After the accident I saw smoke coming from my left rear tyre and I held my breath until I saw the chequered flag."
Race results: 1. J. Bergmeister (D, Infineon Team Farnbacher) 28:37.151 2. T. Bergmeister (D, MAT Racing Team) 5.409 seconds behind 3. A. Zampedri (I, Kadach Tuning) 6.401 4. P. Peter (A, Infineon Team Farnbacher) 6.741 5. A. Davison (AUS, Software AG Racing) 14.301 6. T. Braumuller (D, Carsport Supercup Team Swiss) 18.738 7. J. v.d. Ende (NL, Martin Flitton Racing) 20.027 8. W. Henzler (D, PZ Rhein-Oberberg) 20.544 9. M. Neugarten (MC, Kadach Tuning) 25.365 10. M. Werner (D, Infineon Team Farnbacher) 25.957
Standings: 1. J. Bergmeister 119 2. Werner 103 Henzler 103 4. T. Bergmeister 88 5. Ortelli 83 6. Zampedri 69 7. Peter 65 8. Maassen 59 9. Couceiro 57 10. Kosutic 56