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  • Frikadelli Racing Wants to Finish the Season on a High

    21.10.2016

    • 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 conf... more

  • Despite Pole Position and Fastest Lap: Frikadelli Racing Misses Podium Place

    08.10.2016

     Patrick Huisman and Norbert Siedler bring the “world’s fastest meatball”, the Porsche 911 GT3 R home in seventh position • Qualifying surprise: This season’s first pole position for Frikadelli Racing • Early accident and retirement for Frank Kräling an... more

  • Frikadelli Racing is Aiming for the Podium in this Year's Last But One VLN Race

    06.10.2016

     • Team principal Klaus Abbelen: “We have tested a lot and found some very promising improvements” • Frank Kräling, Marc Gindorf and Christopher Brück are tackling their fifth win from six starts in division SP7 • Can Janine Hill, John Shoffner and Arno Kl... more

  • Frikadelli Racing Happy with Seventh Place with the BMW M6 GT3 in the VLN Season's Highlight

    03.09.2016

     • Faultless race by Klaus Abbelen, Patrick Huisman, Sabine Schmitz and Norbert Siedler in the unfamiliar BMW M6 GT3 • Frank Kräling, Marc Gindorf and Christopher Brück recover from tyre failure and end up on the category SP7 podium with their Porsche • Herbert von Da... more

  • Frikadelli Racing Tries BMW M6 GT3 for the First Time in this Weekend's Seventh VLN Leg

    30.08.2016

    • Team principal Klaus Abbelen: “The Porsche 911 GT3 R’s engine still hasn’t returned from revision, so we are switching to another racing car” • Saturday’s 6-hour race is highlight of the 2016 VLN season • Cult outfit from the Eifel region will enter f... more

  • Frikadelli Racing Highly Motivated for Second Half of the Nürburgring Endurance Season

    18.08.2016

    • Team identified and solved the chassis problem on the SP9 Porsche 911 GT3 R, says team owner and driver Klaus Abbelen • Customer Porsche 911 GT3 targeting even more category wins Frikadelli Racing is tackling the second half of the Endurance Championship Nürburgring (VLN) with fre... more

  • Frikadelli Racing enters three Porsche 911 for fifth leg of VLN series Nürburgring

    14.07.2016

    • Team principal Klaus Abbelen: “We will race flat out and be right there when our competitors make mistakes” • Besides the “Meatball” 911 GT3 R there will be two more Firkadelli-entered GT3 Porsches in the categories SP7 and CUP2 Barweiler (July 15, 2016). Wh... more

  • Frikadelli Racing ends dry spell with fourth position in the fourth leg of VLN series Nürburgring

    25.06.2016

    • Strong drivers‘ performance in heavy rain rewarded with season’s best result so far • Janine Hill, John Shoffner and Arno Klasen second in Cup2 category with Frikadelli-Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   Frikadelli Racing has started the second half of this year’s endurance ... more

  • Frikadelli Racing preparing for VLN leg four with proven driver quartet in the Porsche 911 GT3 R's cockpit

    23.06.2016

    • Team principal Klaus Abbelen: “As always, we will do our very best to give the strong competitors a run for their money” • Frikadelli-Porsche 911 GT3 R ready to race after damages from 24-hour race have been repaired It’s “back to business” for Frikadelli ... more

  • Frikadelli Racing and new Porsche 911 GT3 R raring to go for the Nürburgring 24-hour race

    24.05.2016

    • Klaus Abbelen, Sabine Schmitz, Patrick Huisman and Norbert Siedler will be taking turns in the cockpit of the Frikadelli Porsche 911 GT3 R • Team owner Klaus Abbelen: “We want to nail it, but most of all we have to avoid problems and penalties” Frikadelli Racing is lookin... more

  • Frikadelli Racing participate in Nürburgring 24-hour race with Porsche 991 GT3 R

    19.05.2016

    • Team principal Klaus Abbelen: “Overwhelming support by the fans” • Eifel-based team welcomes the revised classification of the BoP Technical Committee Good news for all friends and followers of Frikadelli Racing: After the initial announcement to withdraw the Porsche 911 ... more

  • Frikadelli Racing will not race their new Porsche 911 GT3 R on the Nordschleife for the time being

    10.05.2016

     • Team Pricipal Klaus Abbelen: “Current Balance of Performance destroys any chance of reasonable success” • Performance of Frikadelli Porsche 911 GT3 R massively hampered by air restrictor ruling Frikadelli Racing is cancelling any race starts with their Porsche 911 G... more

  • Frikadelli Racing finishes second VLN-race on P16

    30.04.2016

    • Sabine Schmitz, Klaus Abbelen and Patrick Huisman started from 22th position after being slowed down by a yellow flag during the last qualifying lap • Halfway through the race, the Frikadelli-Porsche 911 GT3 R was on fifth position after a great catch-up • Due to small repair work... more

  • Frikadelli Racing targets strong result at VLN 2 race

    27.04.2016

    • Sabine Schmitz, Klaus Abbelen and Patrick Huisman will take the wheel of the new Porsche 911 GT3 at the 4-hour race • Frikadelli Racing wants to get rid of the bad luck experienced at the season opener as well as during the Qualifying Race for the Nürburgring 24 Hours • Mod... more

  • Frikadelli Racing Shows Brilliant Recovery at Six-hour Qualifying Race

    17.04.2016

     • Cult-team from the Eifel region finishes 18th with new Porsche 911 GT3 R • Sabine Schmitz, Klaus Abbelen and Patrick Huisman show great potential of “the world's fastest meatball” • Successful test for Nürburgring 24 Hours Excellent comeback for Frikadell... more

  • Frikadelli Racing will start the six-hour Qualifying race to prepare for the classic Nürburgring 24 Hours

    12.04.2016

     • Cult-Team from the Eifel region uses vast testing opportunity for further setup-work with the new Porsche 911 GT3 R • Sabine Schmitz, Klaus Abbelen and Patrick Huisman will receive support from Frank Stippler who was already part of the team during the 24 Hours of Daytona •... more

  • Frikadelli Racing starts with P23 in new VLN season

    02.04.2016

    • “The world’s fastest meatball” showed its potential with a best lap of 8,15.267 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife • Cult outfit from Barweiler suffers from damaged underbody after a collision • Patrick Huisman, Norbert Siedler, Klaus Abbelen and Sabine Schmitz... more

  • Frikadelli Racing eager to start into new VLN season

    30.03.2016

    Klaus Abbelen, Patrick Huisman and Norbert Siedler fell well prepared for this year’s first leg of the Endurance Championship Nürburgring (VLN) New Porsche 911 GT3 R has seen its race debut in Daytona, was tested on the Nürburgring a few days ago and is now ready for the N... more

  • Frikadelli Racing looking forward to one of the team's biggest challenges ever – the Daytona 24

    26.01.2016

    • Renowned Nürburgring Nordschleife racers to start for the first time at the classic Rolex 24 • Five-strong driver line-up: “Speed Bee” Sabine Schmitz, team owner Klaus Abbelen, Patrick Huisman, Frank Stippler and Porsche junior Sven Müller • First competitive... more

  • Sabine Schmitz will race for Frikadelli Racing at Daytona

    15.01.2016

     • American endurance classic is new territory for “SpeedBee” • Cult racing team from the famous Nürburgring ready to race in the U.S. for the first time • Frikadelli Racing one of the first outfits world-wide to race the brand-new Porsche 911 GT3 R • Ver... more

  • Frikadelli Racing looking forward to the team's first appearance at the 24 Hours of Daytona

    04.01.2016

    • Celebrated local heroes from the daunting Nürburgring Nordschleife take on the great American classic • Frikadelli Racing one of the first outfits to race the new Porsche 911 GT3 R • GTD racing car was being shipped to the U.S. on December 29 • Young Californian racer C... more

  • Brilliant performance at the 24h race by the Frikadelli-Racing Team

    18.05.2015

    The Frikadelli Racing team left the Nürburgring after the race on Sunday with mixed feelings. After an extreme impressing performance until nightfall – were an overall victory was within the teams grasp – the tide was turning and in the end two other vehicles were able to reach for ... more

  • Frustrating result for the Frikadelli- Racing Team

    26.04.2015

    The Frikadelli- Racing Team started with four vehicles at the Nordschleife. It was the second run of the VLN long-distance championship and the final rehearsal before the upcoming 24h race. But despite several defects and changing weather conditions the most influential aspect which resulted in an u... more

  • Welcome back at the podium

    27.10.2014

    With a sublime second place the Frikadelli Racing team not only celebrated a stunning comeback at the last run of the VLN long- distance championship but underpinned their win with the VLN speed trophy and the victories of the bygone season. After the last run of the VLN it usually gets a bit quiet... more

  • Heavy out at the ninth run of the VLN

    12.10.2014

    At the penultimate run of the VLN long-distance championship the Frikadelli team intended to show the opponents their taillights. But a severe accident crushed the plans at the ninth run for the winner team. Typical for the Eifel, the weather conditions at the Nürburgring showed their rough si... more

  • If the 6h race goes bad ...

    24.08.2014

    After the Frikadelli team won over half of the races of the current season it hoped they should be victorious at the Opel 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Race. After a strong opening phase a victory seemed to be within reach, but the erratic Eifel- weather thwart the gun of of birthday boy Patrick Huisman. ... more

  • I believe we have won

    04.08.2014

    At the VLN long distance series at the Nürburgring the races usually take 4 to 6 hours. Has the time expired the winner is getting stopped by the wave of a flag. Well that’s the usual way. Last Saturday it was an unusually thrilling race at which end the Frikadelli- Racing team was the ha... more

  • Cast off for the „Speedbee“ in the „Frikadelli- jet“

    06.07.2014

    An overall victory under difficult and curious circumstances as well as a safe arrival of all three Frikadelli- vehicles conciliated the team after the dropping out in the 24h race two weeks earlier. In the morning the team was in high spirits. Despite the wet conditions of the track the fastest me... more

  • Green Hell – Frikadelli Racing Team 1:0

    26.06.2014

    Despite meticulous preparations und best omen the Frikadelli- Racing Team achieved no good result at the 24h- race at the Nürburgring this year. After several technical defects the team from the Eifel decided due to safety reasons to quit the race. The 24h- race is doubtlessly the biggest even... more

  • Unexspected success at VLN thriller

    18.05.2014

    A third place doesn’t sound especially exciting but the person who had followed the ups and downs of this race probably couldn’t make sense of anything in the end. For the Frikadelli- Racing Team it was actually the last test before the 24h race, once again the team wanted to test the ... more

  • A lot of bad luck at the third run of the VLN long-distance championship

    26.04.2014

    A sixth place at the third run of the VLN long-distance championship and anything but planned ending for both of the series cars production cars kept the Frikadelli-Racing Team on its toes. Tactics often sound very complicated and depending on a lot of factors. For the Frikadellis the goal was a ve... more

  • A class of its own – Frikadelli Racing team

    13.04.2014

    The overall victory for the Frikadelli-Racing Team and the achievement of a save arrival for all three vehicles during nice weather in the Eifel was cause for sensation. Despite all that the race was anything but boring and the drive to victory downright spectacular. The Porsche- factory driver Pa... more

  • Exciting beginning with Porsche double-pack

    30.03.2014

    The Frikadelli- Racing Team from Barweiler experienced a patchy weekend at the beginning of the 2014 season. While the Porsche GT3 R wanted to build on the successes of the last season, the big meatball was supported by a little brother – the new assembled Porsche Cayman. Already during train... more

  • The early meatball catches the worm!

    28.10.2013

    For the last time this year the VLN invited the spectators to the Nürburgring to stage the final run of the long-distance championship. Of course the Frikadelli- Racing team from Barweiler consisting of the very promising driver combination of Klaus Abbelen, Sabine Schmitz (both Barweiler), Pat... more

  • Attention: low flying laurel wreaths!

    13.10.2013

    After a less-than-ideal qualifying the Frikadelli- team achieved a second place and a third podium position at the last four races. At the second last run of the VLN long-distance championship the Frikadelli- racing team once again took everyone by surprise concerning the driver lineup. Besides th... more

  • Frikadelli- Racing once again on the victory podium

    30.09.2013

    Bright faces in glorious weather were shown at the last run at the VLN long-distance championship from the Frikadelli- Racing team from Barweiler. With the second place the private Porsche troop was standing on the victory podium again For the well-practised trio consisting of Sabine Schmitz, Klaus... more

  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained

    19.09.2013

    The Frikadelli Racing Team from Barweiler risked much at the 36. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen long-distance championship at the Nürburging. Unfortunately with a 7th overall place and the third place in class the taken risk doesn’t paid off like the team had expected it to do. Crucial for the... more

  • No luck at the 6h- race

    01.09.2013

     After the last overall victory the highly motivated Frikadelli Team from Barweiler entered the 6h- race at the Nürburgring – which marked the height of the season of the VLN long-distance series. For the crew around Klaus Abbelen it rather could have been a thrilling race, but unfor... more

  • First win for the Frikadelli Racing Team

    22.07.2013

     Last weekend the Frikadelli-Racing Team achieved a memorable result during the 53th ADAC Reinoldus- Langestreckenrennen at the VLN long- distance championship on the Nürburgring. The first overall victory in the history of the Porsche Team gave every reason for celebration. And yet the co... more

  • Black weekend at the VLN long-distance championship

    23.06.2013

      On 20.07.2013 the fourth VLN race for the 44. Adenauer ADAC Simfy Trophy at the Nurburgring started. The race was the first run after the 24h race and could boast with a starting field of 186 vehicles. Once more the Frikadelli- Racing team took part. While the private team from Barweiler... more

  • Wildwater ride at 24h race

    27.05.2013

     The ADAC Zurich 24h- race is without a doubt the hightlight of the season for the private Porsche “Frikadelli- Racing” Team from the picturesque Barweiler. Only once a year the hot pursuit is taking place two times around the clock on a very special composition of the track of the... more

  • Hot race and the cold Ring

    02.05.2013

    The 55. ADAC ACAS H&R Cup should be the last dress rehearsal for the 24h- Race. After a sublime kick-off in the last race with an unindebted dropping out the Frikadelli- Racing Team from Barweiler wanted to build on the powerful performance and to excel itself with a good result. The omens were ... more

  • New Partnership between RSR and Sabine Schmitz

    02.05.2013

    The Queen of the Ring together with RSR now offers high-speed experiences at both the infamous Ring and mega F1 Track, Spa Franchorchamps!   RSRNurburg and RSRSpa have joined with Sabine Schmitz to increase the ever expanding service offerings for our customers. This partnership opens up ... more

  • Recommendation of the day: “meat ball” on gravel

    18.04.2013

     The Frikadelli- racing team eagerly awaited the start of the season to the second VLN run in 2013 after the first race of the year had to be cancelled due to weather. For the private team around Klaus Abbelen it should be the first kilometers in a new vehicle. As already mentioned in the last... more

  • Sporty driving entry-course with Sabine Schmitz and Hendrik Kebben

    25.10.2012

    Sporty driving entry-course with Sabine Schmitz and Hendrik Kebben You want to optimise your driving skills and feel what your car can really do? Added by a pinch of humour and loads of fun? Than you shouldn’t miss out on that one! Safe and riskless, with professional instructions, you can ... more

  • Porsche mode: Analog

    22.07.2012

    A fifth place overall was the result after the 35th RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen for Sabine Schmitz, Klaus Abbelen and Chris Brueck from Frikadelli Racing team. But this success was hard fought under difficult conditions.  In the morning of the 21st july the weather conditions were mixed. Again and... more

  • Great double success of Frikadelli

    08.07.2012

    Summer in the Eifel region in itself is remarkable, but not only the weather was unusually good in the 5th race of the VLN. Whoever did read the starter list of the 52nd ADAC Reinoldus race, thought to see a printing error, but team manager Klaus Abbelen was once again good for a surprise. The tr... more

  • Bad luck at the 43rd Adenauer ADAC Circuit Trophy

    24.06.2012

    After the 24h race a well-deserved break theVLN invited for the 43.Adenauer ADAC Circuit Trophy. Also on board again was of course again the Frikadelli Racing Team, which wanted now in 4th race ofe the season 2012 pickup on the excellent results of the 24h race. The driver combination for the week... more

  • Eifel Crime Frikadelli Style

    22.05.2012

    Eifel Crime Frikadelli Style At the 40th anniversary edition of the ADAC 24 hour race, it was lots going on for the team of Frikadelli racing. A sixth place overall, the best Porsche in the field, the most successful private team and the fastest woman could be recorded at the end. But things step b... more

  • Frikadelli Racing introduces itself

    06.05.2012

    Frikadelli racing team has long been an institution at the Nurburgring. Whether in the VLN races, or at the annual 24-hour race, the team from Barweiler is always one of the party. They always rely on vehicles of the sports car manufacturer from Zuffenhausen, which is in the current season, a Porsch... more

  • Quick end for Frikadelli Racing at the last VLN race before the 24h race

    01.05.2012

    Actually, it could have been so easy: racing, prepare car and get ready for the biggest event in this year's racing calendar, the 24h race at the Nurburgring. But the coincidence had planned other things for the Frikadelli Racing team. Already the morning practice went not really optimal. Because t... more

  • Strong performance from Frikadelli

    14.04.2012

    Only a few weeks before the 24h race at the Nürburgring race team's preparations are in full swing. Frikadelli Racing's main activities are already completed. How well the package of drivers and car working so far, should get checked at the 2nd VLN of the saison. After the unlucky la... more

  • Tricky weekend for Frikadelli-Racing

    31.03.2012

    On Saturday the 31st March was the long-awaited go-ahead for the first race of the VLN season 2012. Even before this, preparations were in full swing at the workshop of the Barweiler race team. With a brand new tank, the vehicle regulations of the car were technically entirely up to date and it was ... more

  • Perfect start for the VLN set up test days 2012

    25.03.2012

    In brilliant sunshine the Eifel invited last weekend to the VLN test and set up days in 2012. Also on board of course, the Frikadelli racing team from Barweiler, which wanted to take this appointment very extensively to test the new & old Porsche through its paces.. For Chris Brueck and Pat... more

  • Preliminary report for the season 2012

    04.02.2012

    After a number of podium places for Frikadelli Racing in the season 2011, the target for 2012 is clearly defined: First positions right in the front, even at the 24 hour race! For this ambitious task now action have to follow. The best Porsche GT3 R was improved once again after last season in deta... more

  • New merchandise-goods in the webshop

    30.01.2012

    Before we start the new season we have not only upgraded in our workshop, we upgraded in our webshop too. Next to the new bracelets in screw-wrench design we can now deliver the popular team jacket for men in size XXXL. Take a look in our extended webshop!  ... more

  • Seasonfinal for Frikadelli-Racing

    30.10.2011

    Actually the team around Klaus Abbelen and Sabine Schmitz wanted to attack in the last race of the VLN and wanted to drive the fast Frikadelli Porsche right to the top, but the gremlins had other plans. The qualifying starts for #30 started routinely and after the first lap of „Frikadelli&ldq... more

  • Sabine Schmitz and the race taxi on Discovery Channel

    25.10.2011

    During the training for the 5th VLN in june a film crew from DailyPlanet (Discovery Channel) joined Sabine Schmitz, to make a report of the “Queen of the Nuerburgring”. The episode was broadcast yesterday evening and can be viewed here. ... more

  • Galileo: Germany´s XXL Race Track

    20.10.2011

    On the 16th of october the tv journal Galileo on the german TV channel Pro7 broadcast a report of Germany´s XXL Race Track, which is of course the Nuerburgring Nordschleife. Sabine Schmitz and the Frikadelli Racing Team were also part of that report. A camera team... more

  • Impressive 3rd place in a race with strong participants

    16.10.2011

    On the 15th october the Eifel showed the participants of the 35th 250-mile race the cold shoulder. With temperatures not far from the freezing point the autumn showed the people he is there. But the autumn came with a cloudless sky and bright sunshine for the 186 starter of the 9th VLN championship.... more

  • Successful weekend for Frikadelli-Racing

    26.09.2011

    The 8th run of this year´s VLN championship was with best conditions a success for the team around Klaus Abbelen. With a 4th place for the GT3 R in the race and 2nd place in the class SP7 for the GT3 Cup Frikadelli Racing showed once again its competitiveness in the classes of cars with of bi... more

  • Record run in a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

    14.09.2011

    With what kind of vehicle can you actually drive round the Ring? Whether with a racing or a normal road car, wether on the back of a horse, by helicopter or even with a van: race driver Sabine Schmitz has actually nearly driven everything on the legendary Nuerburgring Nordschleife. Since yesterday t... more

  • The PS-Profis

    14.09.2011

    When Sabine Schmitz gets visit by Sidney „Sid“ Hoffmann and Jean Pierre „J.P.“ Kraemer hardcore fans know that this is not a simple gentleman visit, that is a visit of the the “PS-Profis” „Die PS-Profis - mehr Power aus dem Pott” is a tuning show whic... more

  • Frikadelli vs. Petrus

    30.08.2011

    On Saturday the 27th august 2011 the 7th run of the VLN Long Distance Championship took part and Frikadelli Racing could demonstrate ones again their strengths. Not that easy if the Eifel weather suddenly turns into a unpredictable enemy. Already the qualifying showed how powerful the two Frikadel... more

  • Photo shooting at Frikadelli-Racing

    24.08.2011

    When there is a photo shooting at Frikadelli Racing, you should assume, they would not reinvent the wheel. But in this case you definitely have to think about that statement again. Because Teamsponsor ASA / Zerra Wheels has developed with the support of Frikadelli Racing a complete new wheel for Por... more

  • 2nd in the SP9 and 3rd in the SP7 after a exciting race

    30.07.2011

    With a 2nd place overall, a 11th place overall and thus a 3rd place in the SP7 there were also the launch of the new Frikadelli Racing website to celebrate. Nearly four weeks had past since the 24h race and the last action for the team around Klaus Abbelen and Sabine Schmitz. The time of preparatio... more

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