Audi Sport TT Cup: Second win in a row for Lappalainen
Marco Bonanomi won the second race of Audi Sport TT Cup at Hockenheim and the last race of the season. After yesterday’s victory of Rene Rast this is the second overall win of guest driver in races of Audi’s one-make cup. Young Finn Joonas Lappalainen was the fastest among the regular drivers again, and scored second win in a row. Nicolaj Moller-Madsen and Jan Kisiel filled the Cup podium, while Jefrey Kruger and Rene Rast were second and third in guest drivers classification.
During the race, six drivers at the top were battling for victory, with the lead changing several times. Ultimately, Marco Bonanomi prevailed. With his experience, the 30 years old Audi factory driver kept his rivals at bay. Following his teammate René Rast, who triumphed in round one at Hockenheim, the Italian is the second guest driver in the Audi Sport TT Cup to see the checkered flag.
Jan Kisiel became the first champion of Audi Sport TT Cup yesterday, so today he could drive without pressure. He started from third but lost the place from Bonanomi. Later he fought against Levin Amweg, with multiple overtakings, and finally Kisiel finished fourth overall and Amweg was fifth. Bonanomi captured the first place after previous leader Rene Rast was penalized with a drive-through because of incorrect grid position. Before that, Bonanomi battled against Lappalainen. In the few last laps Moller Madsen and Lappalainen changed positions and Finnish driver was more successful at the end.
New champion Kisiel was presented with the impressive trophy that had been built by Audi apprentices in Neckarsulm. In addition to the trophy, Kisiel’s prize includes a parts package for the new Audi R8 LMS worth 150,000 euros.
Project Leader Rolf Michl was more than pleased after the season finale: “This was a crowning conclusion of a thrilling season. The large crowd at the Hockenheimring and many live streaming viewers got to see outstanding motorsport. Congratulations to the drivers on delivering this superb performance. In Jan Kisiel, we have a deserving winner. A driver who mounts the podium nine times in twelve races and wins five of them is justifiably in the top spot. Hopefully, we’re going to see Jan again on the race track in an Audi next year.”
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