Frikadelli Racing looking for revenge after mixed results in the six-hour race
• Porsche customer team from Barweiler near the Nürburgring has set eyes on third overall victory of the season
• Lance David Arnold and Felipe Laser, winners of VLN leg 3, will drive the Porsche #31
• Fans’ darling Sabine Schmitz sharing the #30 Porsche GT3 R with team principal Klaus Abbelen and Alex Müller
Looking ahead to the sixth leg of this year’s Endurance Championship Nürburgring (VLN), Frikadelli Racing is committed to return on the winning track. The Porsche customer team from the village of Barweiler adjacent to the famous ‘Ring’ had won both previous four-hour races of the series. In the recent six-hour race, however, the team had to retire one car while the sister car with Norbert Siedler (Austria), Lance David Arnold (Duisburg, Germany) and Alex Müller (Rees, Germany) took the flag in eighth place. This Saturday fortune shall change. The team of Sabine Schmitz and Klaus Abbelen (both Barweiler, Germany) is looking for revenge and will enter two strong line-ups. Schmitz and Abbelen will share the #30 Porsche with Alex Müller. Arnold and Felipe Laser (Leipzig, Germany) will take turns in the sister GT3 R #31.
“Our goal for the next race is to make it to the flag without incidents. In the last VLN race we beat ourselves”, admits team principal Klaus Abbelen. “Our #31 Porsche picked up a penalty , had to start from the pit lane and consequently got another minute added to the race time. That was a hard decision, but we accepted it. The race of our #30 car went well until the accident. These things happen in motor racing. Next Saturday, however, we will be in top shape again. Even more so because temperatures around the Nürburgring are expected to be considerably lower. The hot weather during the six-hour race had taken us to the limits.”