Supercup: Ammermüller Wins In Monte Carlo
The Porsche Supercup has raced in Monaco for the last 25 years in support of Formula 1, but that doesn’t make the challenge it presents any less demanding for those at the wheel of 500hp 911s. Despite that fact Michael Ammermüller did his best to make driving quickly on the twisty street circuit look easy.
Ammermüller led into the first corner, behind him Dan Cammish swept past Dennis Olsen, and, as is often the case at Monaco, that is how the order remained to the flag. Ammermüller was delighted with his victory, he said: “I’m over the moon. My first victory in Monaco is something very special. I was nervous beforehand and would have preferred to have driven the race immediately after Friday’s qualifying session. But ultimately everything went well.”
Behind him Supercup rookie Briton Cammish was equally thrilled at realising a life-long dream to race at Monaco: “Position two is somewhat surreal at the moment. I came here as a rookie and I’d hoped for a top ten placing. My entire team is ecstatic; we all had tears in our eyes. It felt incredible to stand on the podium,” he said. Cammish set the fastest lap of the race with a 1:36.152.
Three races into the Supercup series, Ammermüller leads the championship with 60 points, Olsen is second with 52, and Cammish sits third on 48 points. In the newly created League of Nations, Germany leads with maximum points (60) thanks to the efforts of Ammermüller. The next meeting of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup calendar takes place at Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring in Austria, on 7-9 July.
Driver’s Points Standings After Round 3:
|1.||Michael Ammermüller||Lechner MSG Racing Team||60 points|
|2.||Dennis Olsen||Walter Lechner Racing Team||52 points|
|3.||Dan Cammish||Lechner MSG Racing Team||48 points|
Nations League Standings After Round 3:
|3.||Great Britain||48 points|