Carrera Cup Deutschland heads this Sunday into the final phase of the season. With only three races left until the end of the championship we can’t say one pilot is for sure the winner of the championship due to the fact that the difference between the pilots is to small. The current leader of the championship is the German driver Chris Mamerow.
Mamerow has a difficult mission at Nürburgring because his main rival Uwe Alzen shares the same points number as he does. Alzen starts with an advantage but Mamerow doesn’t even think to give his place without a fight and this means we will see a beautiful show this weekend at the "ring" .
Nicolas Armindo from France currently ranks third. Just seven points separate the professional racer from Alsace from the two leading pilots. The 25-year-old has already secured victory this year at round three on the EuroSpeedway and is always good for a top result. Sitting just two points behind the Frenchman is Richard Westbrook from Great Britain. So far this season, the London man has climbed to the top of the podium three times, on the Hockenheimring, in Oschersleben and at round four on the EuroSpeedway. However, for the reigning Porsche Mobil1 Supercup champion these top results were offset by two zero results. Last year, Westbrook secured third here on the Nürburgring.
The German pilot, Joerg Hardt shares the same point number as Westbrook. Menzen who is behind Hardt is the only driver, besides Alzen, who won a Grand Prix on this race track. He became champion after he won the European Grand Prix backin 2005. So obviously, he starts the race with an advantage.
The seventh round of the Carrera Cup Deutschland takes place on the 3.629 kilometre sprint version of the traditional Eifel circuit. The race on Sunday takes off at 12.35 pm and is contested over a distance of 23 laps or 83.467 kilometres.