Frikadelli Racing Wants to Finish the Season on a High
• Team principal Klaus Abbelen: “We are prepared for any weather conditions and aiming for a victory”
• CUP2 Porsche of Janine Hill, John Shoffner and Arno Klasen again fighting for class victory in the Cup 2 division
• Thomas Leyherr and Herbert von Danwitz want to confirm their positive trend by another top 10 finish in the BMW M235i Cup
For the last leg of this season’s Endurance Championship Nürburgring (VLN) Frikadelli Racing is set to fight for a win. After further tests this Friday, the usual driver line-up is on stand-by for racing on Saturday. Sabine Schmitz and Klaus Abbelen (both from Barweiler) are as well prepared for the season’s finale as Patrick Huisman (NL) and Norbert Siedler (A). Abbelen will decide on the race day which combination of these four drivers will tackle the 24.358 kilometre combination of Nordschleife and shortened Grand Prix circuit in the team’s popular Porsche 911 GT3 R. Frikadelli Racing had started the previous VLN 4-hour race from pole position and also posted the fastest race lap.
“At today’s testing we once again looked very closely at the chassis. We want to be able to set it up perfectly for any conditions. This applies even more since we are expecting rain on Saturday”, says Klaus Abbelen. The Frikadelli driver and team owner has already tasted what a successful finale feels like, having won the last leg of the Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy (STT) in his Porsche 962 last week. “We like to be prepared for whatever the weather throws at us. It’s not yet decided which driver line-up will tackle the last VLN race of the year. Anyway, each of us will definitely once again give their best – and afterwards we are looking forward to a great party with team members and friends.”
From the same garage as the “meatball” 911 GT3 R, Frikadelli Racing will enter only two other cars since Frank Kräling, Marc Gindorf and Christopher Brück will not race their Porsche GT3 MR this time. Janine Hill, John Shoffner (both USA) and Arno Klasen (Karlshausen) are looking to fight for Cup 2 class victory with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Thomas Leyherr (Dillingen) and Herbert von Danwitz (Tönisvorst) have shown themselves in rising shape in the previous race. For this year’s last VLN race they have set their eyes on another top 10 finish in the very competitive BMW M235i one-make cup.