Lechner Racing Hungaroring summary

Wonderfull One-Two in Hungary Just before a full month of holiday for the Porsche Supercup teams, the series had it's 10th round during the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. An excellent result for the Lechner Racing School Team ...

Wonderfull One-Two in Hungary

Just before a full month of holiday for the Porsche Supercup teams, the series had it's 10th round during the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. An excellent result for the Lechner Racing School Team with Patrick Huisman finishing as race winner and Alessandro Zampedri finishing second.

The qualification session was already a Lechner led business. Five minutes prior to the end of the session, Huisman posted his second pole position of the season. Zampedri lapped the 4.4 kilometer circuit three-hundredths of a second slower than Huisman.

Patrick Huisman (pole-sitter): "My result is great, even though it didn't quite go according to plan. My first attempt at a flying lap was foiled by a car spinning in front of me. So I had to pit for new tyres, which I actually wanted to save for the race. But the second attempt worked perfectly. I drove the pole position time twice in a row. There are no team orders for the race, bit if it is necessary I will help Alex, otherwise I'm here to race and to win."

Alessandro Zampedri (second qualifier): "It took loads of confidence to come back out on the track in the closing phase of the qualifying and to try again. In our experience the circuit becomes slower when there is less Formula 1 rubber on the ideal line. But I had no other choice after setting only sixth on my first set of tyres. So I drove into the pits and we changed two things. I went back out and noticed immediately that my car handled like a dream. I was able to brake five to six meters later and hit the throttle pedal earlier. During my quickest lap the brakes were rather jaded in the last two corners and I came slightly sideways - otherwise I could have taken pole."

Race

A start to finish win for Patrick Huisman just before teammate Alessandro Zampedri made the podium a 2/3 Lechner case. The Dutchman won the exited first corner ahead of his team mate Alessandro Zampedri (Italy), who had taken up the 16 lap sprint from second on the grid. Initially, Zampedri had to let his closest rival David Saelens from Belgium overtake him. In the second lap however, the Italian put on the pressure and eventually overtook Saelens in the eighth lap.

In the drivers' standings Zampedri increases his lead over Saelens to twelve points. Patrick Huisman remains in third overall and slightly reduced the gap to the lead. Christian Menzel takes over position four ahead of Richard Lietz and Fabrice Walfisch.

Patrick Huisman (winner): "I am very happy with my third win of the season after Monaco and Silverstone. Should Alessandro need my support in the final race I'll be there. Still, at this stage of the championship I am fighting for the title."

Alessandro Zampedri (second place): "In the beginning I went for Patrick but he held me at bay. I let him go in the first corner - I didn't want to jeopardise my race. My overtaking manoeuvre with David was tough but fair. Luckily I increased my points advantage over David but that doesn't mean I can relax for a second. I am really looking forward to Monza."

-lrst-

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Drivers David Saelens , Patrick Huisman , Richard Lietz , Christian Menzel