04 May Konrad Motorsport starts the season with two class victories
At the season opener of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany Rolf Ineichen picked all one could get: In Hockenheim the Swiss conquered the victory in both races of the B-Classification of the fastest one make cup in Germany. After the initial two rounds of the year, the Konrad-Motorsport-Pilot took over a commanding lead in the standings.
It was a late birthday present, which Rolf Ineichen made himself in Hockenheim. On Friday the ambitious race driver celebrated his 36th birthday, only one day later he followed with the first victory of the year. “I am grateful to the whole team which has made a tremendous job this weekend”, the pleasant race driver from Sursee rejoiced.
In the second race, which took place on Sunday, Ineichen managed to do even better. Besides the victory in the B-Classification, the highly talented amateur racer finished also on 13th rank in the overall classification of the race. With that the Konrad-Motorsport-Driver was able to beat numerous drivers competing in classification for professionals. “It was really fun to battle with the quick guys today”, the Swiss commented on his outstanding result. “I am really happy about 13th position. I couldn’t have imagined a better start into the new season.”
Christopher Zoechling travels back home from the Hockenheimring with two race results in the points. Finishing fourth in the heat on Saturday the Austrian only just missed the podium. On Saturday the 25-year-old claimed eighth rank. “It was my first race weekend with the new Porsche 911 and I am quite happy with the outcome”, said Zoechling, who in Hockenheim substituted his team mate Klaus Bachler. The 22-year-old couldn’t participate in the season opener of the Carrera Cup because of a schedule conflict with the FIA World Endurance Championship in Spa-Francorchamps.
The German Christian Engelhart experienced a bitter start into the new season. The 27-year-old, who started from third grid-position into the race on Sunday, had to settle with eleventh rank. Battling for the race lead, Engelhart had a collision with Thiim and afterwards received a drive-through-penalty from the race direction. “That was really bad, because Christian had a great chance to win the race”, team manager Franz Konrad commented on the incident.
A summary of the season opener at the Hockenheimring is transmitted by the German TV-Station n-tv on Monday, 18:30 pm. The next race for Konrad Motorsport is scheduled already in a few days, when the season opener of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup takes place in Barcelona, from May 9th to 11th.