Fastest practice, pole position and first win for the Frenchman in Barcelona
The Porsche Junior, BWT Lechner Racing’s Julien Andlauer, opened his account for the 2019 Supercup with an impressive performance at the opening round of the season at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Frenchman, enrolled onto the Porsche Junior scheme at the end of last year, took the fastest time in free practice before securing pole position at the wheel of his 485hp 991.2 GT3 Cup.
Andlauer held off the challenge from Turkey’s Ayhancan Güven in the opening stages of the race to remain in 1st, taking advantage of a safety car halfway through the race to take the chequered flag with a healthy 3.2-second advantage. “That was a perfect weekend for me. I managed to assert myself in the critical phases of the race – which were in the first laps and at the restart after the safety car phase,” Andlauer said after the race.
ALMÉRAS’ Güven finished in 2nd, with Michael Ammermüller of BWT Lechber Racing completing the podium places. Porsche’s Supercup, the world’s fastest one-make race series, headed to Monaco for round two as Drive-My went to print.