2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Germany season review
In a world of Porsche 911 racing, most people are interested in Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup or Porsches endurance racing in European and American LeMans series, but there is one championship with equal amount of interesting races and action and best of all it is on Porsche native country – Germany. That is the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, championship which is around for almost 30 years.
You are right if you think that Carrera Cup Germany and Mobile 1 Supercup are basiclly the same series. They use the same cars (Porsche 991 Racing), they share some racing tracks and the drivers who race in both series. However, organization of race events is different and Carrera Cup Germany uses some of less know circuits in Germany,Austria and Hungary. Carrera Cup Germany season is consisted of 9 racing events with two races each, which means that the racers in this series have 18 races per season and that means more on track fighting and racing battles. The Carrera Cup Germany is divided in two classes with A Class being professional drives and B Class being amateur gentleman racers.
The 2014 season of Carrera Cup Germany started on Hockenheimring on 3rd and 4th of May with two races, first won by Austrian driver Phillip Eng and the second by Australian driver and champion of 2014 Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup, Earl Bamber. Second round of the championship was held at Oschersleben, Germany where firs round was won by Austrian driver Christopher Zöchling and the second by Christian Engelhart. He managed to win the first race of the next round of the championship which was held in Hungaroring on 31st of May and 1st of June. Second race in Hungary was won by American driver Connor De Phillippi.
On fourth round, held on Norisring track in Germany, Michael Ammermüller defended his home turf with wins in both races. But in Austria, on the next event, Phillip Eng and Earl Bamber saw the checkered flag first. Next races were held on famous Nürburgring on 16th and 17th of August and Michael Ammermüller and Phillip Eng were victorious. Next round was held on interesting circuit, one the few speedway oval tracks outside US, the EuroSpeedway in Lausitz. There Michael Ammermüller were dominant winning both races.
After Lausitz, Carrera Cup Germany went to Sachsenring on 20th and 21st of September where 2013 Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup champion Nikki Thim was fastest in both races. The last round of 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup championship was held in Hockenheimring on 18th and 19th of October and Christian Engelhart won first race and Michael Ammermüller won the second.
Although, Michael Ammermüller won 6 of 18 races in this season, he nearly missed championship title and finished second in points. First was Austrian Phillip Eng who scored 233 points compared to 231 for Michael Ammermüller. The third was Christian Engelhart and the 2013 Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup champion Nikki Thim was fifth in championship standings and this year’s Mobile 1 Supercup champion, Earl Babmer was seventh.