Porsche Supercup: Ammermüller Eases to Victory in Monaco

Michael Ammermüller climbs up the hill during the Porsche Supercup race at Monaco. Image sourced from @PorscheSupercup via Twitter

Defending Porsche Supercup champion Michael Ammermüller converted his pole position into victory with in the streets of Monte Carlo.

He did everything necessary to fend off Mikkel O.Pedersen in second place, with Larry ten Voorde coming home in third.

Ayhancan Güven continued to impress in his debut season and won the rookie category. Elsewhere, Roar Lindland took the top spot in the ProAM class.

Around the tight street circuit, Ammermüller’s pole position would always prove vital in the securing race victory. As a result, his controlled approach on race day saw him take the chequered flag first.

O.Pedersen agonisingly missed out on his first-ever victory by 0.400 seconds, having hustled the German all raace. The Dane did however secure his first ever podium in the series.

Michael Ammermüller leads the Porsche Supercup field through the famous Monaco harbour. Image sourced from @PorscheSupercup via Twitter

Further down in fifth, Güvan repeated his form from the season opener in Spain and is beginning to look like a real threat for the 2019 championship.

Julien Andlauer, who won last time out in Barcelona, couldn’t make progress through the field after qualifying in seventh position. The Frenchman failed to pass Jaap van Lagen in the opening stages and found himself stuck behind the Dutch driver throughout. 

Subsequently, Ammermüller sits at the top of the Supercup standings on 36 points, with Turkish rookie Güven six points adrift in second. Andlauer has dropped to third in the championship on 29 points.

There is now a sizeable gap in the Porsche Supercup calendar. The next round of the series takes place at the Red Bull Ring at the end of June.

This will allow the teams and drivers to earn some rest bite and find the edge on their competitors.