2015 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race report: Hungaroring, Hungary

Sven Müller romped to his first win of the 2015 season with a lights-to-flag victory at the Hungaroring near Budapest, round five of this year’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

The German Porsche Junior set a blistering pace in Saturday’s qualifying session to pip countrymen Christian Engelhart and Michael Ammermüller to pole by 0.195 and 0.219 seconds respectively.

At the start, Müller – who took his first Supercup win last year at Monza – shot away from the grid into a lead he would never surrender, continuing his formidable speed as he set fastest lap on the way to a six-second victory.

Côme Ledogar had to push hard to keep Christian Engelhart at bay but the Frenchman succeeded to take second place.
Côme Ledogar had to push hard to keep Christian Engelhart at bay but the Frenchman succeeded to take second place.

Behind, Frenchman Côme Ledogar jumped from fourth to second on the run down to turn one on the first lap and, despite coming under intense pressure from championship challenger, Engelhart, the 2014 Carrera Cup France champion held on to secure his best Supercup result so far.

Ammermüller was not so strong in Sunday’s 14-lap race, dropping down the order with a handling imbalance, eventually finishing seventh to drop further behind points leader, Philipp Eng who started and finished in sixth place.

Up the road, Kuba Giermaziak’s difficult 2015 campaign was brightened with fourth place, the Pole’s best result since finishing second at the season-opening Barcelona encounter.

German racer, Engelhart now sits just ten points behind championship leader, Philipp Eng.
German racer, Engelhart now sits just ten points behind championship leader, Philipp Eng.

The 2015 Supercup runner-up had struggled since, finishing outside the top ten at the previous two races however, on a track that he always runs well at, Giermaziak came through from fifth, narrowly missing out on a podium place.

He was pushed all the way by Alex Riberas, the Spaniard capitalising on Ammermüller’s struggles to move from seventh to fifth during the race, overtaking title rival, Eng to claw back more vital points with just four races of the season left.

After fourth place at his home race last time out, the twisting 2.72-mile Hungaroring proved a tougher test for MOMO-Megatron driver (and Total 911 columnist) Ben Barker. The Briton qualified and finished eighth, dropping behind Ledogar in the championship table.

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Despite dropping to third in the points table, Alex Riberas also closed the gap to Eng with a fifth place in Hungary.
Despite dropping to third in the points table, Alex Riberas also closed the gap to Eng with a fifth place in Hungary.

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