Team Abu Dhabi // Porsche Supercup // Title Tilt in Germany

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Team Abu Dhabi’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup driving trio – Sean Edwards, Sascha Maassen and Khaled Al Qubaisi are hoping a strong showing at the Hockenheim in Germany this weekend will prove to be the decisive factor in the outfit turning their frustrating season around.

The traditional home of the world’s most exclusive one make car series, Hockenheim is one of the highlights of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season as the track stands amongst the greats around the world.

The team, backed by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) believes a good result there will act as the catalyst for its assault on the Team Championship standings. Even though they are off the pace, mathematically they can still claw it back.

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“My very first race in Formula Ford took place in Hockenheim. Of course at that time it was the old track. But I also like the new layout, as it offers some great overtaking opportunities. My personal aim is to qualify among the top ten and then catch up consistently in the race,” said Germany’s Maassen, who has more than two decades of racing experience under his belt.

Britain’s Edwards, who has been agonisingly close to clinching a string of top results this season, is hoping his return to Germany will end his run of bad luck and see the team make up its two-point deficit on rivals, Bleekemolen Harders Plaza.

“Obviously, the stewards are watching out for me this year and I need to be on my best behaviour this weekend. Unfortunately, not all drivers and teams are penalised in the same consistent way,” said the wet-track specialist,
who sits ninth in the drivers’ standings on 43 points.

Abu Dhabi’s Al Qubaisi, who despite crashing out at Silverstone, UK earlier this month still managed to pick up his second championship point of theseason, is hoping to add to his tally in the testing German trial.

“I know the track in Hockenheim already from my time in the Porsche Sports Cup. I am excited to race here, as I heard that the atmosphere in the Motodrom will be great during the race and it gives me another opportunity to get more experience and put my unfortunate spin-outs at Silverstone behind me,” said Al Qubaisi, who is competing in his first competitive season with the Abu Dhabi outfit.

The race weekend begins on Friday with practice, before qualifying on Saturday. The main race takes place just before the German Grand Prix on Sunday.

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