Sean Edwards still has a chance for the title

In the last but one race of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2012 Konrad-Motorsport-Spearhead Sean Edwards finished fifth. With this result the British race driver keeps his chance to win the title. Christian Engelhart was innocently involved in a collision and had to give up his race already after the first lap.

For Sean Edwards the third position in Saturday’s qualifying was a good start into the weekend on the legendary circuit of Spa-Francorchamps. In the race on Sunday he did not get along perfectly in the first laps and had to let two cars pass. Afterwards the 25-year-old had a rather lonesome race. He had not to fear an attack from the drivers behind him and also the gap to Kevin Estré in front of him was stagnating. In the last part of the race Sean Edwards was able to increase his speed again and closed the gap to Estre to less than 1.2 seconds. But time was up too fast for Edwards to start a serious attack. After eleven laps the Konrad-Motorsport-Pilot crossed the finish line on the fifth position.

Sean Edwards is now on the fourth position in the championship, 15 points behind the leader René Rast. With only one race left the Brit has at least theoretical chances to win the championship. „Of course the gap is really big, but in the Porsche Supercup anything can happen,“ Edwards said looking forward to the next race weekend.

His team-mate Christian Engelhart endured a weekend to forget. Despite position eight in the qualifying that he could not be content with, the German was still quite confident for the race. But his hopes for a good result were dashed quickly. Already in the first lap Engelhart innocently got into a collision with Michael Ammermüller and Jeroen Mul. “On the Kemmel-Straight I was in between Ammermüller and Mul,” Engelhart described the incident.

“Suddenly Ammermüller turned to the left and I had no chance to avoid the collision with Mul.” The big damage on the car forced him to give up his race. Team principal Franz Konrad drew a mixed conclusion. „To be honest we had expected a little bit more for this weekend“, the Austrian commented on the performance of Sean Edwards. „It’s going to be very difficult for us to win the title now – nevertheless we will give 100 percent in Monza.“

For the first time in this year also Tomas Pivoda drove a car of Konrad Motorsport in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Usually the young Czech participates in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. The 21-year-old left a good impression during his first appearance in the world’s most popular one-make-cup. After a moderate qualifying that he finished on position 20 he improved step-by-step in the race and finished 16th. Also the spectators at the track and on TV were delighted about Pivoda’s spectacular overtaking manoeuvres.

The next races for Konrad Motorsport are not far ahead. Already at the next weekend the last run of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will take place in Monza (Italy). One week later season’s races number 14 and 15 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany will be held in Oschersleben.