In 2005 the butcher Klaus Abbelen, who had motor sport experience for some year, decided to call his own motorsport racing team into life. Abbelen runs the eponymous food company „Abbelen“, where he got is Nickname „Frikadelli“ (Meatball) from. So it was obvious to engage the involvement in motorsport with the profession, so Frikadelli Racing Team was born. As a very special recognition all cars of Frikadelli Racing driving with a picture of a big meatball on the side through the “Green Hell”
Since the launch Sabine Schmitz is also a integral part of Frikadelli Racing. The partner and also teammate of Klaus Abbelen is not for nothing called the „Queen of the Nuerburgring“ . Sabine has fought countless battles at the Ring and no other race driver should know the Nordschleife as good as „Speedbee“. The sympathetic girl from the Eifel has already won two times the legendary 24 hour race on the ring and is a absolute multi talent. Sabine Schmitz regulary drives enthusiastic fans through the „Green Hell“ her favorite race track, is a TV presenter, takes care of her horses, flies helicopters and has her own cloth label. The power woman is always in a good mood, and even if she can´t estimate the number of laps she done on the Nordschleife, it never get´s boring fort he „Queen of the Nuerburgring“!
In 2010 Frikadelli got very well prepared and did the final step from a amateur team to a professionel motor sport team. At Barweiler, located directly at the Nuerburgring they built a 1800 square meter big hall which is now the headquarter for Klaus Abbelen and his team. The building has a fully equipped workshop where all kind of jobs at the race cars can be done and is so the perfect headquarter for Frikadelli Racing.
In the season 2013 Frikadelli Racing uses a fast Porsche racing car for the VLN Long Distance Championship and the Nuerburging 24h race. Sabine Schmitz, Klaus Abbelen and Patrick Huisman go with the 911 GT3 R into the races, and trying to fight for the top first positions. In the pits taking about 15 mechanics and team members care of the car, drivers and guests.