Frikadelli Racing is keen to start the final third of the season with third win
• Porsche customer team of Sabine Schmitz and Klaus Abbelen wants to repeat the successes in VLN races four and five
• Lance David Arnold and Norbert Siedler, winners of fifth VLN leg, will share the #31 Porsche 911 GT3 R
• #30 GT3 R car driven by Schmitz, Abbelen and Alex Müller
• High expectation rest on upgraded suspension that has been further developed in cooperation with KW
All set for the final stage of this year’s Endurance Championship Nürburgring (VLN): Looking forward to the race on the daunting Nordschleife plus the Sprint Circuit that marks the start of the last third of the season, Frikadelli Racing is keen to return to the podium. The Porsche customer team of Sabine Schmitz and Klaus Abbelen had won the VLN legs four and five but missed out on top results in the last two races – albeit by a narrow margin. In the oncoming four-hour race – the seventh of nine VLN legs – the team is determined to reverse the trend. Frikadelli will enter two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs. Sabine Schmitz will return to the cockpit of the #30 car following the excursion in her brother Beat’s ’s BMW 325i. Team principal Klaus Abbelen and Alex Müller (Rees, D) will join the “SpeedBee” in the #30 Porsche. Lance David Arnold (Duisburg, D) and Norbert Siedler (A) will be the professional crew in the #31 car. The very same duo had won the fourth leg of the season.
“With our Pro Porsche, we have been shooting ourselves in the feet two times in a row now. After the two wins in the middle of the season, we haven’t capitalized on our opportunities,” analyzes team principal Klaus Abbelen. “But we want to put all that behind us and are looking ahead with a lot of confidence and ambition. Everyone could see that our package including the Dunlop racing tyre is fully competitive. What’s more, we will have a new set-up on the cars this Saturday that we have developed in cooperation with KW after evaluating our findings from the previous race. I expect another step forward and I am happy to take up this challenge.”