Michael Ammermuller is Porsche Supercup champion! Again
Michael Ammermuller (BWT Lechner Racing) is the Porsche Supercup champion for 2019, becoming the champion for the third year in a row.
Ammermuller takes the championship title after a victory in the first race of season’s finale at Mexico City’s Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. It’s was his third win this year in the #1 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The day later, he recorded one more victory.
Starting from pole position in Saturday’s race, Ammermüller celebrated a lights-to-flag victory at Mexico City in front of Turkish driver Ayhancan Güven (Martinet by Almeras) and Cypriot Tio Ellinas (Momo Megatron Lechner Racing). With the second-place finish, Güven secured Rookie of the Year honours even before the last race on Sunday. For Ellinas, his third-place finish is his first podium in the Porsche Supercup.
Ammermüller’s main rivals Larry ten Voorde and Julien Andlauer finished fifth and fourth respectively. Among 25 drivers in Mexico, there was also F2 driver Tatiana Calderon as a guest. After being 21st in qualifying, she didn’t finish the race.
On Sunday, Ammermüller started from pole again and recorded one more victory, confirming his dominance in the championship. This time, he shared a podium with Ayhancan Guven and New Zealander Jaxon Evans. With his second podium in two days, Guven also takes the second place in the overall classification, beating Julien Andlauer.
With his third consecutive title, Michael Ammermüller comes close to the record of Patrick Huismann. The Dutchman won four titles in a row from 1997 to 2000. Rene Rast wan also three championships in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. With another successful season in the most international Porsche one-make cup, Ammermüller could equal Huisman’s record.
“This title means even more to me than the two I won before. There are so many onboard videos and so much data from the racetracks by now, that makes the field being closer each time. Today the championship is like an open book where everything can happen
I got used by now to fight for the championship until the very last race. You have a lot to lose when you are in the lead, that makes the pressure even bigger. My experience helps me a lot in these moments, though“, the triple champion says.
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