PMSC fights for the podium spots

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup held their 6 round of the year at Hungaroring in Hungary, under blue sunny skies.

Championship leader Julien Andlauer had grabbed Pole Position ahead of his teammate and second in the championship, Michael Ammermüller. Larry ten Voorde and Tio Ellinas were next up on the grid, before Dylan Pereira and Al Faisal Al Zubair rounded off top 6.

Championship frontrunner Mikkel Overgaard Pedersen had a bad qualifying, where he only did 13th fastest lap, but was demoted to 18th due to the penalty he carried over from the Hockenheimring.

There was plenty of troubles on the first lap. Larry ten Voorde and Dylan Pereira hit each other in the first corner, but both managed to race on with losing any positions.

Hungaroring start 2019
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That wasn’t the case for Kantadhee Kusiri, who got rammed from behind by Jaap van Lagen in Turn 2. Kusiri went over the grass, and hit right into the door of van Lagen. Mikkel Overgaard Pedersen just managed to avoid the cars, but survived and ended up losing a single spot.

That resulted in a Safety Car period, when the car of Kusiri had to be removed from the track. It luckily only took one lap, before the race was resumed.

Pereira put Ellinas under pressure, in the attempt to grab 4th, but made a small mistake, and ended up under pressure from Florian Latorre instead.

Jaxon Evans tried to attack Al Faisal Al Zubair by going around the outside in Turn 1, but that didn’t work and he had to stay behind.

There was quite a bit of a Nordic battle for 16th, when Dane Pedersen fought his way past Norwegian driver Roar Lindland, getting followed another Norwegian, Marius Nakken.

Tio Ellinas & Dylan Pereira
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A battle for the lead also emerged, with Ammermüller squeezing past Andlauer. There was a slight bit of contact between the two cars, but Ammermüller was past. Andlauer tried to bounce back one turn later, but giving Ammermüller a small bump, but nothing major.

Marc Cini had a solo spin in Turn 1, when he locked the rear wheels, plus he had to avoid Fernando Croce. But it all ended with nothing more than 4 flatspots for Australian Cini.

Larry ten Voorde really had to dig deep, to keep Tio Ellinas, Dylan Pereira and Florian Latorre behind.

But Michael Ammermüller won the race ahead of Julien Andlauer and Larry ten Voorde.

Michael Ammermüller & Julien Andlauer
Photo: Porsche Motorsport

Julien Andlauer still leads the Championship, but only by one point to Michael Ammermüller, while Larry ten Voorde has moved into third, ahead of Ayhancan Güven, Florian Latorre and Mikkel O. Pedersen.

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup goes on a bit of a summer holiday until 1 September, where Spa Francorchamps in Belgium awaits the field.

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