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3rd Round Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Barcelona (ESP) Hard work, deserved reward

11-05-2010

3rd Round Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Barcelona (ESP) Hard work, deserved reward

With rankings seven and sixteen the team Schnabl Engineering/Parker Racing returns from the European season opener of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Barcelona. Englishman Tim Bridgman finishes seventh in this belligerent race and holds his second rank in the rookie-standings. Thomas Messer gains place sixteen at his Supercup-premiere and also, his first point so far the championship.

„I’m generally pleased with the course results of this race“, Teamchef Sven Schnabl sums up the second Championship weekend of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup on the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. “Tim (Bridgman) really delivered a good fight and seventh place is a pleasing result at only his third Supercup race”, Schnabl commentates the performance of his reigning British Carrera-Cup-Champion.

Bridgman had already caused attention in the qualifying, where he scored ninth place amongst the other 23 participants. “And I’m also happy about my seventh place in the race, as it confirms our progress in a race series that is actually new to us”, says Tim Bridgman, who delivered nip-and-tuck combats throughout the 14 laps of the race that were well worth seeing. “My Porsche was very well setup by the team and so I was able to keep up the pace with my competitors easily.”

Boosted with confidence, the 25-year-old and his team boss Stuart Parker head towards Monaco, where the fourth round of the Championship will be held again next week. “We’re hoping for another performance-rise of team and driver in the streets canyons of Monaco, although the track is yet another unknown for us.” Stuart Parker makes it clear that the next round is also their next challenge.

Thomas Messer returns from his first Supercup race, bringing home his first point. “After things did not go too well in the free practice session and the Qualifying, I’m pleased about my performance in the race.” The 42-year-old merchant finished sixteenth and returns a scratchdamage-free racecar at the end of a turbulent and busy race. “I was able to catch up with the pace of my competitors in front and learned a lot in the process”, the devoted amateur racer comments his first race of in the makes cup after a break of more than three years.

Nial Breen, third driver of the Schnabl Engineering/Parker Racing team did not participate in the race in Barcelona. The next round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be held in Monaco next weekend.

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