Podium In Porsche Cup
CoRe M.Paluch Finishes 3rd in Porsche Cup 2018 S2!
It was a long time ago since Maik Paluch did official racing within iRacing – but the last season has been the opportunity to make a difference. After racing nine out of twelve weeks in the iRacing Porsche Cup 2018 Season 2, Maik was able to finish third on the podium in the well participated season alongside his two main contenders Bastien Remise from France and Christian-Thilo Zuch from Germany.
It was basically an unknown car for Maik and despite early practice before the season started he could not find proper speed in the first week which was Phillip Island (W1). But this issue has been solved quickly at Road America (W2) where he was able to score the highest points (199) in his whole season participation. Sadly the Brands Hatch’s (W4) SOFs were not quite high the week after – but also this drop week got compensated well by showing great performance and also some wins in Snetterton (W3), Summit Point (W5) and Road Atlanta (W6).
Christian-Thilo Zuch was the main contender who brought tough competition for Maik in terms of qualifying. Sometimes race pace was in favor of Maik – nevertheless overtaking was not always easy. Valueable points were gained at the Nürburgring (W8) and Circuit Park Zandvoort (W10) where Maik could win both races. But always few points ahead, Zuch and Remise stayed in front in the results sheets. Markus Blohm and Ronald Großmann, who gave the Porsche Cup a shot too, finished the season in P12 and P22. Maik was definitely happy with the results. Overall Maik achieved 22 Top-5 finishes in 23 starts, 8 pole positions including 10 wins and leading 163 out of 393 laps.