Finally done – the season’s first win for FACH AUTO TECH in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. After Saturday’s pole position and second place, Morris Schuring clinched the long-awaited triumph in Sunday’s race. Alexander Fach and Jasin Ferati also collected further ranking points with their top 15 placements at the Sachsenring.
“I’m totally happy with this result. That was my first triumph in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland,” said a happy Schuring after the end of the season’s twelfth race. “I’m incredibly proud of the entire team and my performance. We worked hard all weekend and were finally rewarded with the victory.”
Sunday’s joy was all the greater, as the Dutchman initially had to make do with a second place in the weekend’s first race. “That was really tough. I led the race for such a long time and fought off all attacks by Bastian Buus, but in the penultimate lap he managed to snap up the lead,” pole-setter Schuring summarised. “I can’t blame myself for anything and did my best.”
The youngest winner in the national Porsche one-make series also gave his all in the second race. His strong overtaking manoeuvre in the first corner enabled the 18-year-old to push past the leader from a grid second and effortlessly walk off with the victory. Schuring’s two podiums brought him the weekend’s most points and topped up his point account considerably. Two weekends before the end, he’s in fifth position in the championship rankings.
Alexander Fach made a good point haul too and his determined race put the Swiss into an overall seventh position. A day later however, he was out of luck: a competitor misjudged in a position battle and knocked Fach from the track in the last lap. This collision through no fault of his own caused a premature end to his race shortly before the finish.
Ferati also faced an early ending. A contact that wasn’t his fault meant an early departure in the weekend’s first race. Nevertheless, the Winterthur native kept his cool and on Sunday, the 21-year-old fought forwards from 15th on the grid and prevailed in mid-field till a ride in the gravel threw him back. He finished in 15th place as fifth-best rookie.
The season continues for FACH AUTO TECH from 22 to 24 September, when the penultimate Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland race weekend takes place at the Red Bull Ring.