Supercup: Yelloly Wins In Principality
Briton Nick Yelloly celebrated his maiden victory in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the second round of the 2018 championship. Crucially, Yelloly put his Fach Auto Tech 911 on pole for the race to head a strong grid of 27 competitors. When the lights turned green the Solihull driver initially pulled clear of the field, however, over the course of the race seasoned Porsche specialist Michael Ammermüller, who had started from second on the grid, closed the gap to just one-tenth of a second. The duo treated spectators to a gripping battle, however, Yelloly did not make a mistake and crossed the finish line first after 16 laps. Ammermüller finished second just two-tenths of a second behind Yelloly.
The final podium place went to Dylan Pereira, the 20-year-old had started fourth on the grid but during the first lap he managed to overtake Zaid Ashkanani. Fourth place in the race was ultimately secured by Jaap van Lagen from Mikkel Overgaard Pedersen who finished in fifth place ahead of Ashkanani. Of the Porsche Juniors, debutant Julien Andlauer set the ninth fastest time in qualifying and finished the race in 10th spot. This was also the first race at Monte Carlo for Porsche Junior Thomas Preining, he qualified in 16th position and managed to make up two places during the course of the race.
After two races, Ammermüller leads the championship with 38 points, followed by Yelloly and Jaap van Lagen both with 32 points. The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup visits the Red Bull Ring in Austria on 29 June to 1 July for round three of the championship. A VIP car will take part in the race, the No911 GT3 Cup machine will be fielded by current Dakar rally champion, Matthias Walkner.