Supercup: Ammermüller Wins To Extend Lead
The ever present Ammermüller leads the 2017 Supercup championship, but Olsen and Cammish are chasing him hard…
At a baking hot Hungaroring the Supercup cars put on a fantastic race with plenty of overtaking manoeuvres and thrilling door-to-door duels. When the lights went out it was Briton Dan Cammish who promptly overtook pole-sitter, Michael Ammermüller, who initially had to settle for second place. Silverstone victor Dennis Olsen was in trouble too, he had to relinquish his third position to Robert Lukas at the start. However, when Lukas lost concentration briefly on lap four, the Norwegian grabbed his chance to reclaim third. The order until lap eight was: Cammish, Ammermüller and Olsen. Ammermüller began an offensive though and eventually got by Commish for the lead, Olsen then saw his chance to pass Cammish too on lap eleven. And so the order come the flag was Ammermüller, Olsen and Cammish in third.
“When you start from pole position at the Hungaroring it gives you a good foundation. But at the start Dan Cammish suddenly swept past me. I eventually managed to overtake him later on. I’m happy that I was able to extend my points lead,” said Ammermüller. Ammermüller now leads the championship following his four victories so far this season with 116 points. Olsen (102) and Cammish (86) chase the 31-year-old seasoned Porsche specialist. Germany currently heads the Nations League, with positions two and three occupied by Norway (102) and Great Britain (86).
The next round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is a double-header event in Belgium at Spa-Francorchamps, which takes place on 25-27th August following the Formula One summer break.
Driver’s Points Standings After Round 6:
|1.||Michael Ammermüller||Lechner MSG Racing Team||116 points|
|2.||Dennis Olsen||Walter Lechner Racing Team||102 points|
|3.||Daniel Cammish||Lechner Racing Middle East||86 points|
Nations League Standings After Round 6:
|3.||Great Britain||86 points|