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The Porsche Supercup 2022 field enters the Castrol corner, shortly after the start of Round 4 in Spielberg

7/12/2022

Pereira wins on his lucky circuit.

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg was the venue not only for the 4th race weekend of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, but also for the official anniversary celebration of the whole series. It was a weekend all about racing history – and rightly so.

Even 30 years after the first race, the international Porsche one-make cup attracts teams from all over the world – the best of them racing in national series like the Porsche Carrera Cup. This was again evident in Spielberg. On the same stage as Formula 1, who held the Austrian Grand Prix here this weekend, two guest teams joined the field: Fragus Motorsport from Sweden – with the same line-up as in Imola – and the recently formed Team ID Racing from Germany with Brazilian #40 Georgios Frangulis and the 10th Dutchman in the field, #41 Michael Verhagen. New Zealander Jaxon Evans, winner of Supercup races at this track in 2020 and 2021, drove CLRT's #13 car.

Fans take photos of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars during the pre-start of Round 4 of the Supercup in Spielberg

BWT Lechner Racing strong in training and qualifying.

The entire field was lifted over the weekend, not only by the good weather, but also by the amazing atmosphere created by fans in the stands. The Practice Session on Friday evening went off without any major incidents. The only cause for concern was the track limits, especially for race control. The fastest driver in practice was #5 Dylan Pereira (LUX/BWT Lechner Racing), showing how much he enjoys racing the Styrian Alpine circuit.
Rookie Lorcan Hanafin spins his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup on the track in Spielberg at the 2022 Supercup
In qualifying on Saturday, all BWT Lechner racing drivers were wide awake, and ready to use their home advantage. Over long stretches they dominated the session and burned one best time after another into the asphalt. Only in the last minutes could drivers from other teams push their way between the three Lechner boys.
The three BWT Lechner Racing team cars racing as a pack around the Red Bull Ring during the Porsche Supercup 2022
In the end, the top four positions in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Overall Standings completed the first two rows of the grid for the 4th Round of the season at the Red Bull Ring: Dylan Pereira on pole, followed by teammate #6 Harry King (GBR), who was only 71 thousandths of a second slower, #25 Larry ten Voorde (NLD/Team GP Elite) and #3 Laurin Heinrich (DEU/SSR Huber Racing).

First and second on the starting grid is great for BWT Lechner Racing. Now we need to do this again in the race!

#6 Harry King(GBR/BWT Lechner Racing)
Following qualifying, officials, celebrities, and active and former participants of the Porsche Supercup gathered for the 30th anniversary celebration of the series. Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport, as well as Bernd Mayländer, the official safety car driver of F1 and former Supercup driver, sat with Supercup veterans like Altfrid Heger late into the evening, reliving the best, most entertaining and memorable stories.

Out on the track, they fight for every centimetre and hundredth of a second, but when they step out of the cars, they have a lot of fun together, no matter what nationality they are. It reminds me of my time in downhill skiing!

Aksel Lund Svindalskier and Porsche Brand Ambassador
The field of the Porsche Supercup 2022 shortly after the start in Spielberg, with Dylan Pereira in the lead

A hard-fought race.

Around 40,000 spectators at the Formula 1 race track near Spielberg enjoyed an entertaining, exciting race on Sunday, even though Pereira was unchallenged in the lead, winning a clear start-to-finish victory. Two safety car phases were proof of hard-fought duels throughout the field. Despite this, the Luxembourg-based soldier ultimately opened up a lead of more than four seconds over second place.

I've had worse restarts. My car worked really well today, so I'm really satisfied. I didn't expect to be leading the standings at this point, though!

#5 Dylan Pereira(LUX/BWT Lechner Racing)
Dylan Pereira followed by Larry ten Voorde and Laurin Heinrich at the Porsche Supercup race in Spielberg
Behind him, Larry ten Voorde, Porsche Junior Heinrich and #12 Marvin Klein (FRA/CLRT) delivered racing action worth seeing. Ten Voorde and Heinrich passed Harry King at the start, while Klein fought his way up from grid position 6, first passing #6 Simone Iaquinta (ITA/Dinamic Motorsport) and then King, to immediately launch one overtaking attempt after another against Heinrich. In the Remus corner at the end of the long uphill straight, however, he misjudged his braking point, flew past Heinrich on the inside and hit Ten Voorde – both were unable to continue the race. Heinrich had seen Klein coming in his rearview mirror and was able to take evasive action. The first half of the season ends with Heinrich in second place in the standings, just two points behind leader Pereira.
Marvin Klein and Larry ten Voorde collide at the Red Bull Ring, as Laurin Heinrich drives past them
In the Rookie Classification, Bastian Buus remained unbeaten in the fourth race. The Dane, who is contesting his first Porsche Supercup season, moved up six positions in the course of the race – no one else in the leading group managed that much.
Dylan Pereira and Bastian Buus celebrate with raised fists right after the end of the race in the parc fermé

Thirty years of the Porsche Supercup – that’s an extraordinary time span for the international flagship of our one-make series. Success like this is only possible thanks to the professionalism of everyone involved.

Thomas LaudenbachVice President Porsche Motorsport

The spectators were able to celebrate a home victory in the ProAm Classification, which was won for the first time this season by Austrian Philipp Sager from Dinamic Motorsport. The trophy was presented to him by Dr. Wolfgang Porsche himself.


For the 5th Round, the teams now travel to Le Castellet in the south of France. The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup starts the second half of the season at the Circuit Paul Ricard as part of the French Grand Prix. The circuit is new to the Supercup calendar – and the French competitors in particular are looking forward to a hot race in their homeland.

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche congratulates ProAm winner Philipp Sager on the podium in Spielberg at the Porsche Supercup

Overall Classification Round 4 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2022, Spielberg

Pos.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
No.
5
3
25
6
7
19
9
2
20
16
4
17
24
12
1
10
27
26
18
8
28
14
13
21
15
23
11
22
Driver
Dylan Pereira
Laurin Heinrich
Larry ten Voorde
Harry King
Bastian Buus
Dorian Boccolacci
Lorcan Hanafin
Rudy van Buren
Jaap van Lagen
Simone Iaquinta
Michael Ammermüller
Loek Hartog
Max van Splunteren
Marvin Klein
Moris Schuring
Jukka Honkavuori
Daan van Kuijk
Jesse van Kuijk
Gianmarco Quaresmini
Alexander Fach
Lucas Groeneveld
Daniele Cazzaniga
Evan Spenle
Roar Lindland
Philipp Sager
Aaron Mason
Clément Mateu
Stephane Denoual
Nation
LUX
DEU
NLD
GBR
DNK
FRA
GBR
NLD
NLD
ITA
DEU
NLD
NLD
FRA
NLD
FIN
NLD
NLD
ITA
CHE
NLD
ITA
FRA
NOR
ITA
GBR
FRA
FRA
Total points
78
76
65
60
48
30
26
26
21
20
17
17
15
15
15
14
7
5
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gran Premio dell'Emilia-Romagna Round 1
25
14
20
17
12
10
8
9
3
0
4
7
6
1
2
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Grand Prix de Monaco Round 2
14
17
25
12
7
20
2
5
6
8
10
1
0
9
3
0
0
0
4
0
0 (DNC)
0
-
0
0
0 (DNS)
0
0 (DNC)
British Grand Prix Round 3
14
25
20
17
12
0 (DNC)
10
8
2
0
1
6
0
5
3
9
7
0
0
0 (DNC)
0
0
-
0
0
0
0
0
Grosser Preis von Österreich Round 4
25
20
0 (DNF)
14
17
0 (DNC)
6
4
10
12
2
3
9
0 (DNF)
7
0
0
5
0
1
0 (DNC)
0
-
0
0
0
0
0
Grand Prix de France Round 5
Belgian Grand Prix Round 6
Dutch Grand Prix Round 7
Gran Premio d'Italia Round 8
Overall Classification
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