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Back on pole position – Dylan Pereira makes a comeback

The qualifying

Fittingly, he set pole position for the first time in almost a year on the home turf of his BWT Lechner Racing team. I’m pleased that everything finally ran perfectly again. Last weekend here in Spielberg, things didn’t go so well for me. Since then, my team has worked hard and my car now has a significantly better setup, commented Pereira.

When I went out on my second set of tyres, yellow flags came out so I had to slow down slightly. After that my tyre pressure wasn’t ideal. Had this not happened, perhaps I could have beaten Dylan’s time, explained the New Zealander, who had turned the fastest lap in Friday’s free practice at the wheel of his ca.

Qualifying result, race 3 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Spielberg

2. Jaxon Evans (NZ/Martinet by Alméras), +0.118 seconds 3. Ayhancan Güven (TR/BWT Lechner Racing), +0.166 seconds 5. Laurin Heinrich (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), +0.259 seconds

The preview

Michael Fassbender has a score to settle in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. This weekend, Fassbender gets another chance when the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup contests its second round in a row at Spielberg as support to the Austrian Grand Prix (2 to 4 July).

Fassbender, who competes in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) at the wheel of a Porsche 911 RSR and is familiar with the 911 GT3 Cup from testing, explains: To tackle a one-make series like the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is always a challenge. The competition is stiff. All the drivers are fast, they know the car inside out and can get the best out of it. So, I’m here to learn. Surprisingly, the Supercup drivers are really open to helping. The new 911 GT3 Cup is slightly different to the 911 RSR, which has a more efficient aero. The brakes bite a little more, as well, so I have to adapt.

Calendar adjusted: Silverstone replaced by doubleheader at Monza

In liaison with the teams, the originally planned Silverstone event run as support to the British Grand Prix (16 – 18 July 2021) will be replaced with a second race on the final weekend at Monza (10 – 12 September 2021). As a result, the total number of eight races contested this season remains unchanged.

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup relies on Esso Renewable Racing Fuel

Porsche and ExxonMobil are implementing a two-stage strategy in the introduction of renewable fuels in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. This season, the racing vehicles will be powered by a blend of bio-based fuel. Additional components are blended in to enable the required fuel properties and combustion behaviour. This Esso Renewable Racing Fuel is anticipated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85 per cent, when blended to current market fuel standards for today's passenger vehicles.

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Jul 04, 2021 at 08:00

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