It may have only been a few days since the chequered flag flew over Larry ten Voorde’s second victory out of two – but things turned out very differently at the Red Bull Ring in Austria this weekend. A refreshing change, opening up the championship battle!
From the moment the light went green to start Friday’s 45-minute Practice Session, it was clear that the teams had not been idle in the working week separating this from the previous round of the 2021 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. And with due cause: the way that #25 Larry ten Voorde (NLD/Team GP Elite) had dominated Round 2 meant that changes would be required from the competition to get back on terms.
Lechner Racing is not used to playing second fiddle, and the team worked out changes which they hoped would improve the prospects of their drivers and used the experience gained from their disappointing showing the previous weekend. The best-placed Lechner driver in the championship coming into Round 3 was #2 Ayhancan Güven (TUR/BWT Lechner Racing), only sixth; while last year’s championship runner-up #3 Dylan Pereira (LUX/BWT Lechner Racing) only had seven points to his name.