(Orlando / Echternach, 27.10.2017). MOMO Megatron Team Partrax will be in action in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez this weekend (27th-29th October), as part of the supporting programme of Formula 1. After the recent races in Monza (Italy) and Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), which ended with strong results in the top 5, the team is looking forward to the new racetrack, which makes its debut on the Supercup calendar this year. As of Friday, Brit Paul Rees, Norwegian Egidio Perfetti and Philip Morin of Sweden will be behind the wheel. In identical 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, the trio will take on strong international competition at the double round in Mexico, which will host races ten and eleven of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
All eyes are on the track unknown to the Porsche drivers since the Supercup season finale has been held in Austin/Texas for the last three years: The Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, named after the two brothers Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez, has undergone extensive renovations; most notably the new stadium complex with an atmosphere like nowhere else is unique on the Formula 1 calendar. The Mexicans turn the Grand Prix into a frantic funfair. Many fast combinations of turns promise exciting scenes.
After race outings in the GT4 European Championship, the Porsche Sports Cup and the successes in the previous Supercup races, the team is keen to make its mark once again. At the last race weekend on the iconic Italian racetrack in Monza, Jaap van Lagen almost made it onto the podium for MOMO Megatron Team Partrax, and finished the race in fourth place in a field of 31 drivers. And in Spa the team only missed out on the podium by a whisker with Nick Yelloly. Perfetti crossed the finish line in 14th place in Monza and won the B-classification, which he now leads with the same number of points as Roland Bervillé.
“Victory in the B-classification is the goal that our team is working hard towards,” explained team principal Andreas Leberle. “We are delighted to welcome a new driver, Philip Morin, to the team in Mexico. Philip is very talented and at the age of 21 is right at the start of his career.” Race number ten gets underway on Saturday at 3:10 p.m. (local time), with the final race taking place at 10:30 a.m. (local time) on Sunday.