Muller soaks up the weather for vic­tory

Motor Sport News - - Round - By David Ad­di­son Re­sult

A wet track and 30 cars made the Porsche Su­per­cup race a thriller as Ger­man Porsche Ju­nior Sven Muller came on top after start­ing third.

Rain started to fall as the cars com­pleted their green flag lap, mean­ing an aborted start and a 10-minute de­lay as teams changed to wet tyres.

From a safety car start, pole­man Matthieu Jaminet led the pack from dou­ble win­ner Mat­teo Cairoli and Muller’s Lech­ner MSG Rac­ing Team car.

Muller pounced on Cairoli, who was suf­fer­ing from over­steer, com­ing out of Luffield and then caught up to Sil­ver­stone new­comer Jaminet. The two ran side by side out of Wood­cote with Muller bag­ging the inside as they plunged into Copse.

Jaminet stood his ground on the damp track but Muller com­mit­ted to the out­side at Maggots and used the wet kerbs on the inside at Beck­etts to swoop through into the lead with a brave pass.

“That was an un­be­liev­able race!” said Muller. “The con­di­tions with heavy rain were any­thing but easy.”

Jaminet was able to fend off Cairoli for sec­ond who faded with his over­steer, but Josh Web­ster was on the tail of the Ital­ian at flag­fall. Web­ster was the best of the guest driv­ers, the early hero be­ing Tom Sharp in his Team Parker Rac­ing car, who gave Cairoli a hard time early on de­spite the car not be­ing set-up prop­erly for the wet.

Sharp, as a guest not el­i­gi­ble for points, threw cau­tion to the wind early on but he fell to sev­enth as Web­ster, team-mate Nick Yel­loly and then Robert Lukas worked a way past.

Car­rera Cup GB pace-set­ter Dan Cam­mish, in his Red­line Rac­ing machine, was ninth ahead of team-mate, Porsche GB Schol­ar­ship win­ner Char­lie East­wood.

Porsche Su­per­cup Sven Muller took the lead with a sen­sa­tional over­take

Fuoco starred in race two

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