Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2022 – Dylan Pereira becomes champion at Monza – 4Legend.com – AudiPassion.com

After 15 laps and countless battles at Monza for positions among the leading pack, Denmark’s Bastian Buus took the flag ahead of Harry King of the UK, his BWT Lechner Racing teammate. Championship leader Dylan Pereira crossed the finish line in 3rd position at the wheel of the team champion’s third Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. However, King and Pereira lost positions due to a time penalty. Fifth place was still enough for Pereira to win the 2022 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup championship title.

Dylan Pereira only had to cross the finish line to secure the overall Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup title. Instead, the Luxembourger started the race from third on the grid and repeatedly became entangled in hair-raising battles for position. In the duel with one of his best rivals for the title, Larry ten Voorde, Pereira even made several mistakes. For this, he was given a three-second penalty by the stewards. Pereira crossed the finish line in his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in third place but was relegated to fifth, which was enough to win his first Supercup title anyway. “Ok, the last round of the season didn’t go so well. But the most important thing is to win the title. I have been working there for seven years”rejoiced the 25-year-old pilot.

Larry ten Voorde congratulated his successor on winning the Supercup crown: “Congratulations to Dylan. It was yet another extremely exciting Supercup season. I did my best but this time it wasn’t enough to keep the title. »commented the Dutchman of the GP Elite team.

Porsche Junior driver Laurin Heinrich, who went to Monza with an outside chance to win the title, crossed the finish line in tenth place. “Unfortunately, I was forced off the track shortly after the start, which dropped me to 18th. From there, it was impossible to get a better result than tenth position. », said the 20-year-old German. Small consolation: Heinrich keeps his third place in the general classification.

However, Bastian Buus of Denmark almost snatched this ranking. In the first meters, the new rookie champion overtook the French poleman Marvin Klein (CLRT). Buus defended the lead vehemently against Klein, even after a safety car phase. In the second half of the race, he then had to get rid of his BWT Lechner Racing teammate Harry King. Buus gave the Englishman no chance and eventually took his second victory of the season. “I had several different strategies up my sleeve before the start of the race – passing Marvin at the start was one of them. After that, I focused on not making mistakes up front. », reported Buus. The 19-year-old Dane has won all eight rookie class races in the 2022 Supercup season – and set a new record. In the general classification, he ranks fourth, just one point behind the Porsche Junior driver Laurin Heinrich.

King took his loss to his young teammate sportingly. “Bastian defended himself skillfully. An attack might have been too risky – and, of course, that’s exactly what our team leader, Robert Lechner, before the start, expressly forbade us to do. » While Harry King took the flag in second place, an unpleasant surprise came for him shortly after crossing the finish line. The stewards gave him a five-second penalty for hijacking Porsche Junior driver Laurin Heinrich. Because of this and Pereira’s penalty, Larry ten Voorde inherited second place. King retained fifth place overall.

Victory in the ProAm category in the Supercup final went to Englishman Aaron Mason of the Pierre Martinet by Alméras team. His teammate Roar Lindland came fourth in the ProAm category. With this result, the Norwegian clinched the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup ProAm title for the fourth time.

“It doesn’t get any more exciting than that. The final in Monza was a worthy conclusion to the 30th Supercup season and the best promotion for the race with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. », commented Michael Dreiser. The Sales Director of Porsche Motorsport presented Bastian Buus with the winners’ trophy. Oliver Schwab, Project Manager for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, added: “Congratulations to BWT Lechner Racing. Winning the driver’s title with Dylan Pereira, the rookie title with Bastian Buus and also the team title is a huge achievement. Congratulations also to Roar Lindland for winning his fourth ProAm title. I would also like to thank all the other teams and every team member for an extremely exciting and highly professional 30th Supercup season. »

Dylan Pereira, the 2022 Supercup champion
To some extent, Dylan Pereira was born with a passion for motor racing: his father Guillaume, who immigrated to Luxembourg from Portugal, raced karts successfully. It almost makes sense that Pereira Junior would follow in his footsteps and get on a kart at the age of ten. After winning two Euro Winter Cup titles and competing in several European and World Championship seasons, his motorsport journey eventually led him to GT racing.

In 2015, Dylan Pereira, who considers Formula 1 world champions Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton as role models, contested his first Supercup race in Austin, USA. To date, he has picked up eight race wins – the first in 2019 at Hockenheim. In addition, the triple Luxembourg “Motorsports Person of the Year” has also tackled endurance races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He sees his future here: “My sights are on a factory cockpit. »Pereira said confidently.

His atypical job gives him time to pursue this path: although Dylan Pereira studied computer science, he is in fact employed by the Luxembourg Armed Forces – as a sports soldier in the elite team of Olympic sports disciplines .

Result race 8, Monza (Italy)
1. Bastian Buus (DK/BWT Lechner Racing), 30:37.642 minutes
2. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), +5.036 seconds
3. Harry King (UK/BWT Lechner Racing), +5.370 seconds
4. Marvin Klein (F/CLRT), +5.457 seconds
5. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), +7.740 seconds
6. Dorian Boccolacci (F/Martinet by Alméras), +7.860 seconds

Final result Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2022 (after 8 races)
1. Dylan Pereira (L/BWT Lechner Racing), 147 points
2. Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 139 points
3. Laurin Heinrich (D/SSR Huber Racing), 123 points
4. Bastian Buus (DK/BWT Lechner Racing), 122 points
5. Harry King (GB/BWT Lechner Racing), 109 points

Overall winner Team classification: BWT Lechner Racing (A)
Winner of the Rookie classification: Bastian Buus (DK, BWT Lechner Racing)
Overall winner of the ProAm classification: Roar Lindland (N, Pierre Martinet by Alméras)

Photos: Porsche

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