At the return of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup to the Valencia Street Circuit, RenÃ© Rast (Germany) takes up Sunday's race from pole position. At the wheel of Lechner Racing's 450 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup which is based on the street-legal lightweight 911 GT3 RS sports car, the title defender nailed the fastest time shortly before the end of the qualifying session. Securing the best time on the street circuit around the America's Cup harbour was a perfect birthday present for his team boss Walter Lechner Jnr.
Driving his team's newly prepared 911, RenÃ© Rast, winner of this race in 2009 and 2010, was an unbelievable 0.592 seconds quicker than the second-placed Monaco winner from Great Britain Sean Edwards (Konrad Motorsport). In the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, which gains it appeal not least due its extremely tight competition and tough fights for positions, this gap is huge. Competing for VELTINS Lechner Racing, Norbert Siedler from Austria occupied third place another two-tenths of a second behind. The winner from Bahrain shares the second grid row with Frenchman KÃ©vin Estre (Hermes Attempto Racing), who clinched second at Monaco.