21 Sep Engelhart on the podium – Ineichen claims championship
At the penultimate racing weekend of the Porsche Carrera Cup, the German Christian Engelhart clinched a podium finish. Ahead of the deciding season final, the 27-year-old is the toughest rival of championship leader Michael Ammermüller in the fight for the title win. Rolf Ineichen with a big fighting spirit and a double victory celebrates the early title win in the B-Classification of the Carrera Cup.
“The bottom line is that we can be satisfied with the weekend”, says Christian Engelhart. “Though we lost some ground in the battle for the title, our chances for the season finale are not bad. The Hockenheimring is my favourite race track and I will attack there once again.” In the wet race on Saturday the Bavarian crossed the finish line on third position, after he had a thrilling battle with his team mate Christopher Zöchling. On Sunday Engelhart became fifth, claiming some valuable championship points for his credit in the overall driver standings of the Porsche Carrera Cup.
Boundless joy was around Rolf Ineichen after the racing weekend on the Sachsenring. The Swiss was victorious in both races, claiming the maximum number of points and with that snatched the early title win in the amateur classification of the championship. It was already the second title win in a row for Ineichen. “I have to be very grateful to the complete team for a tremendous job over the whole season”, Rolf Ineichen was pleased. “My race today was a roller coaster of emotions. First I was in the lead, then I spun off and dropped back. Grabbing all my power together I managed to battle trough the field again and now I am standing here as the new champion – That’s really awesome.”
The superb team result of Konrad Motorsport was underlined by the great performance of Christopher Zöchling. Especially in the first race of the weekend on Saturday, the Austrian delivered an impressive job, finishing fourth behind Christian Engelhart. “I was even faster, but I kept an eye on the team standings of the championship and didn’t want to risk an accident”, explained the 26-year-old.
Team manager Franz Konrad was also satisfied with the weekend on the Sachsenring. “I am really proud of Rolf, who with a huge fighting spirit claimed both race victories and really deserved the early title win. Ten victories in sixteen races – that’s a perfect balance and a proof of his great driving skills. Furthermore we have not given up the battle for the title win in the overall driver standings of the championship yet.” The final and deciding weekend of the championship takes place from October, 17th to 19th, on the Hockenheimring.
A summary of both races on the Sachsenring is brought to you by the free TV-Station “n-tv” on Monday, 22th, at 18.30pm. Furthermore TV-Station Sport 1 transmits its magazine about Germany’s fastest one make cup on September, 27th.