(25/02/2020 – Info sportspress.lu) J.B. Simmenauer and Dylan Pereira raced to victory to wrap up the fourth and penultimate round of the 2019-2020 Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East, held as part of Speed Weekend at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.
Simmenauer won the meeting’s second race while Pereira claimed the third for his second victory in as many days.
Pereira won the meeting’s first race from pole on Friday, and then Simmenauer matched his feat in the second 12-lap sprint around BIC’s 5.412km Grand Prix track.
Simmenauer had clinched pole with a fastest lap of two minutes 02.170 seconds during the second session of qualifying. He then went on to defend his leading position in a winning time of 24:58.103.
The victor was followed by Leon Koehler who was 1.654 seconds behind, while Pereira finished third, 2.075s back. Each of the top three overall were competing in the Porsche’s Pro class.
In the third and final race of the round, Jesse van Kuijk was on pole but Pereira was able to claim an impressive win. He completed the event 4.068s ahead of runner-up Koehler and 10.545s in front of Simmenauer.
The 2019-2020 Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East now heads to its final round of the season from March 19 to 22, to be held once again at BIC and in support of the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020.