Budapest: Round eight report

8th Round at the Hungarian grand Prix Start to finish victory for Marco Werner; Stephane Ortelli increases points lead. Stuttgart. The eighth round of the Porsche Michelin Supercup saw Marco Werner (Switzerland) take a convincing pole to flag...

8th Round at the Hungarian grand Prix

Start to finish victory for Marco Werner; Stephane Ortelli increases points lead.

Stuttgart. The eighth round of the Porsche Michelin Supercup saw Marco Werner (Switzerland) take a convincing pole to flag victory on the Hungaroring near Budapest. Werner won the sprint to the first corner against his team mate Philipp Peter (Monaco), who shared the first row, and defended his lead over the 16 lap race distance. Australian Alexander Davison catapulted his 911 from sixth place on the grid to also outpace Peter to the first corner for second which he held on to until the chequered flag.

From lap 13 Peter then came under pressure from points leader Stephane Ortelli. In the penultimate corner of the race Ortelli squeezed past Peter to take third.

By securing third Ortelli increases his overall lead by 22 points over second-placed Alessandro Zampedri (Italy). Zampedri's fifth place in Hungary is enough for him to retain his second position overall.

Marco Werner (winner): "My start was okay and I drove a perfect race in a perfect car. In the first laps I pushed extra hard to build a bit of a gap between me and Alex. I kept control over the remaining laps so that the tyres lasted the distance. In the seventh lap I touched the tyre barrier in a chicane with the left side of my Porsche - luckily nothing happened."

Alexander Davison (second): "I had a fantastic start. To be honest I was ecstatic when I realised what I'd achieved. I reached the first corner alongside Philipp, we touched, and in the early phase of the race I thought the steering had been affected. But the car continued to run well. Finally a good result for our team!"

Stephane Ortelli (third): "A fantastic race. I kept the pressure on Philipp and hoped he'd make a mistake. Shortly before the flag I took the bull by the horns and attacked. Luckily it worked."

Alessandro Zampedri (fifth): "My start was fine but then I drove too aggressively during the first laps to put pressure on Ortelli. I had to then back off slightly to safeguard the tyres. Unfortunately I couldn't find my rhythm again."

Race result:
1. Marco Werner (D), Infineon-Team Farnbacher, 28:26.500
2. Alexander Davison (AUS), Software AG-Manthey Racing, 1.938sec behind
3. Stephane Ortelli (MC), Kadach Tuning, 6.008
4. Philipp Peter (MC), Infineon-Team Farnbacher, 6.336
5. Alessandro Zampedri (I), PZRO J Alzen Motorsport, 9.386
6. Cyrille Sauvage (F), Kwikpower XS Racing, 10.920
7. Wolf Henzler (D), Kadach Tuning, 12.029
8. Mike Rockenfeller (D), UPS Porsche-Junior Team, 12.255
9. Marc Lieb (D), UPS Porsche-Junior Team, 13.142
10. Christophe Bouchut (F), Larbre Competition Chereau, 16.586

<pre> Drivers' standings: 1 Ortelli 110 2 Zampedri 90 3 Werner 82 4 Bernhard 77 Henzler 77 6 Bouchut 76 7 Tiemann 73 8 Peter 72 9 Collard 62 10 Seefried 51 Davison 51 12 Sauvage 50

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Series General
Drivers Stéphane Ortelli , Marco Werner , Christophe Bouchut , Marc Lieb , Mike Rockenfeller , Wolf Henzler , Cyrille Sauvage , Philipp Peter
Teams Larbre Competition