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Porsche Supercup action at the Hungaroring

The start of the Supercup race at the Hungaroring on 30 July 2017.
The start of the Supercup race at the Hungaroring on 30 July 2017. Cammish gets the jump on Ammermüller

Thirty drivers took part in last Sunday’s round of the Mobil 1 Porsche Supercup action at the Hungaroring. This was the fifth Supercup meeting of the season (although the sixth race), and coincided with the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend. The thrilling Hungarian track, located north of Budapest, has seen interesting battles and dramas in the past because of its particular layout. The first Supercup race at the Hungaroring was organised in 1993, and was won by former F1 champion Mika Hakkinen.

Cammish leads Ammermüller in the early stages of the Supercup race at the Hungaroring on 30 July 2017
Cammish leads Ammermüller in the early stages of the Supercup race at the Hungaroring on 30 July 2017

Just like Monaco, the qualifying position is crucial, as there are very few overtaking opportunities for the drivers, but one such opportunity is at the end of the start/finish straight. Points leader, Michael Ammermüller (Lechner MSG Racing Team), set the best time during the qualifying session (1:46.926) and started from pole position for the second time of the season (after Monaco). British Carrera Cup points leader and Le Mans Carrera Cup winner, Dan Cammish (Ammermüller’s team mate), set the second fastest lap time (1:47.107). The experienced Austrian Team Lechner – with its multiple entries in Supercup – seemed to have found the perfect set-up, with three cars occupying the first three places. Ammermüller and Cammish were followed by title contender and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany points leader, Norwegian driver Dennis Olsen (Walter Lechner Racing Team) (1:47.192) and by the Polish driver Robert Lukas (Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport) with a time of 1:47.268.

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