15 Sep Two top-5-results for Engelhart in Oschersleben
With two strong results Konrad-Motorsport-Driver Christian Engelhart consolidated the third place in the Porsche Carrera Cup’s overall standings. In the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” the man from Kösching celebrated a fourth and a fifth place. His team-mate Christopher Zoechling finished seventh on Sunday after a surprise in qualifying. In the B-class Rolf Ineichen claimed his fourth victory of the season.
“I started fifth and finished fifth,” Christian Engelhart summarized the first race of the weekend. “I am not totally satisfied, but I have scored many points for the championship.” Things went even a little bit better in the second run on Sunday: From his seventh starting position Engelhart quickly improved to the fifth place. It was the beginning of an intensive 22-laps-race with many battles among the frontrunners. “A hot race,” Engelhart said happily while he climbed out of his car, just after he had finished fourth. “It was a lot of fun, we had some really good fights.” Thanks to his performance in Oschersleben, he consolidated his third place in the championship and could enlarge the gap to his first chaser, Norbert Siedler, to 17 points.
His team-mate Christopher Zoechling caused quite a sensation in qualifying. With the third starting position the rookie driver secured an excellent initial position for the races and left many of the experienced drivers behind him. “This was a hard piece of work, the track is really challenging,” he explained afterwards. “Thanks to my team for the great car.”
But in the race on Saturday Christopher Zoechling suffered from bad luck: Due to a technical failure he was not able to score any points. As the lights went green for the second race on Sunday, the 25-year-old did not have a perfect start and fell back to the tenth place. With a courageous drive he improved back to position seven. “This is a good result, even if I had hoped for a top-5-finish. Without the mediocre start it would have been possible.”
Already for the fourth time in this season Rolf Ineichen was on top of the podium. The man from Switzerland celebrated a clear victory in the B-class on Sunday. Also on Saturday it had started really successful for him. “But in the last corner I tried to overtake an opponent from the A-class, who pushed me out of the track afterwards. Thereby I lost a position.” Nevertheless the businessman could defend his comfortable 19-points-lead in the championship.
The most exciting moments from Oschersleben can be watched again already on Monday at 6.30 PM on German TV-station “n-tv” in their programme “PS – Porsche Carrera Cup”. Also “sport1” broadcasts an extensive summary of the race on Saturday, September 21, at 1.30 PM. The season of Germany’s fastest one-make-cup goes on already in two weeks. The next two races will be held in Zandvoort among the dunes along the north-sea-coast, before the season finale will take place in Hockenheim in the mid of October.