Fourth round at the Monaco GP

Wolf Henzler conquers points lead with first win of the season Taking full points from the fourth round of the Porsche-Michelin-Supercup at the Monaco Grand Prix, German Wolf Henzler moved up from second place to the top of the drivers' ...

Wolf Henzler conquers points lead with first win of the season

Taking full points from the fourth round of the Porsche-Michelin-Supercup at the Monaco Grand Prix, German Wolf Henzler moved up from second place to the top of the drivers' championship. In the twelfth of 16 laps Henzler snatched the race lead from Patrick Huisman, when the dutchman received a drive through penalty through the pitlane for cutting a chicane. Huisman had been leading since lap nine, when Frank Stippler (Germany) lost his front position with VIP-guest driver Ricardo Zonta (Brazil) overshooting the chicane at the tunnel exit and hitting the German's 911.

Behind Henzler Stephane Ortelli finished second. The reigning Supercup-champion gave a one off guest appearance in a Porsche of Austria's Walter Lechner Racing School Team. One place behind the Porsche regular new comer Patrick Long came over the finish line in his 911 of the UPS Porsche-Junior team. The 21-year-old from California only drove his fourth race in a Cup-Porsche.

Pierre Kaffer (Germany) who had come to Monaco as the points leader lost his race after the first corner already, when Italy's Alessandro Zampedri crashed into another car, damaged his radiator and spun on his own radiator liquid. Kaffer couldn't avoid the car. Another prominent victim of the incident was Sascha Maassen (Belgium), fourth fastest of the qualifying. The safety car led the field for the first eight laps, until the track was clean again.

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Wolf Henzler (winner): "The duel with Patrick was a bit rocky sometimes, I don't know how often he cut a chicane, and he is a tough cookie. Right after the start I saw Zampedri's accident in the mirror, and I knew the track would be very slippery. Later many small accidents happened, because Monaco simply doesn't leave room for error."

Stephane Ortelli (second): "I would have liked a few laps more, and maybe the race would have become exciting for Wolf and me again. But that's how it is. It was great to be back in a Cup-911."

Patrick Long (third): "With the accident right after Ste. Devote the track became very, very narrow. I made up my mind to try and pass the chaos on the left side, and I was really close to the barrier, when a car came rolling back from the right. The question was: throttle or brake? I decided for the throttle, and that was the right thing to do." <pre> Race Result: 1. Wolf Henzler (Germany) Aqua Nova Racing Team Kadach 34:34.806min 2. Stephane Ortelli (Monaco) Walter Lechner Racing School Team +1.041sec 3. Patrick Long (USA) UPS Porsche-Junior Team +20.389 4. Patrick Huisman (Netherlands) DeWalt Racing/PZRO-JAM +21.388 5. Stefano Buttiero (Monaco) Aqua Nova Racing Team Kadach +22.951 6. Marco Seefried (Germany) Aqua Nova Racing Team Kadach +23.804 7. Andrej Studenic (Slovakia) Team Slovakia +26.897 8. Walter Lechner jr. (Austria) Walter Lechner Racing School Team +27.044 9. Michael Bleekemolen (Netherlands) Team Bleekemolen +27.075 10. David Hallyday (France) Porsche AG +64.117

Driver's standings 1 Henzler 60 2 Kaffer 58 3 Lechner 50 4 Stippler 44 Huisman 44 6 Riccitelli 37 7 Graf 31 8 Bleekemolen 26 9 Studenic 23 10 Seefried 21

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Series General
Drivers Ricardo Zonta , Stéphane Ortelli , Sascha Maassen , Patrick Huisman , Patrick Long , Pierre Kaffer , Wolf Henzler , Frank Stippler