Written by Porsche News Release Saturday, 31 October 2009 11:33
“Winning the title makes the season perfect”
Stuttgart. The new champion is an old acquaintance: At the final of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the new Formula 1 track in Abu Dhabi, Jeroen Bleekemolen secured his second title in succession with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. “We led the points for the whole season,” said the Konrad Motorsport pilot from the Netherlands. “I think we definitely deserve this title.”
In the paddock of the popular brand trophy series, there is no doubt about this. Jeroen Bleekemolen has been the most consistent driver of the year. He not only won the two season-opening rounds in Bahrain and extended his points’ lead with victories in Istanbul and Spa-Francorchamps, but also managed to climb the podium twelve times from 13 races this season.
Written by Porsche News Release Saturday, 31 October 2009 11:31
Win for René Rast – title for Jeroen Bleekemolen
Stuttgart. At the premiere of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Abu Dhabi, René Rast (Germany) celebrated his sixth win of the season – however the championship title again went to Jeroen Bleekemolen. At the wheel of his Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the Dutchman secured pole position for the first of the final two rounds of the popular brand trophy series. The two extra points that he received for this were enough for him to claim the title.
On the gigantic new Formula 1 race track in the largest of the United Arab Emirates, Jeroen Bleekemolen made the best start of the field. His teammate Nicholas Tandy showed little respect for great names at his debut in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup: The Briton promptly slipped into second position and put the front-runner under enormous pressure in the first lap. Initially, Bleekemolen was able to hold off the guest driver’s attack but had to let his arch rival René Rast overtake in lap five. Competing for VELTINS MRS Racing, the 2008 Carrera Cup champion, who had travelled to Abu Dhabi holding a small title chance, was able to quickly pull away from the rest of the field to bring home his sixth win of the season.