Philip Ellis had already secured a decisive advantage in qualifying, clinching pole position. Title rival Mikel Azcona, by contrast, started from fourth. In a heated beginning phase, the Spaniard advanced to second place. He could not, however, challenge the leader, even dropping down to third place for a short time, until he ultimately fought back to second. After the Pole Jan Kisiel (2015) and the Finn Joonas Lappalainen (2016), Philip Ellis is the third champion of the Audi one-make cup.
“Philip is a worthy title-winner and has crowned himself champion still with a race to go,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. “In his second season competing in the Audi Sport TT Cup, he delivered a good mixture of race pace, intelligence and fighting spirit. Five victories and a total ten podiums underline his qualities. He can now look forward to a promotion package of 150,000 euros in the Audi Sport customer racing program next season.”