Frikadelli Racing set to fight for another victory in the VLN seris on the Nürburgring Nordschleife
• After winning the third VLN leg the Porsche customer team is aiming for the next top result
• Sabine Schmitz to share the #30 Frikadelli 911 GT3 R with Klaus Abbelen and race winner Felipe Laser
• Frikadelli regular Norbert Siedler returns to the #31 Porsche alongside Lance David Arnold
Barweiler / Nürburgring (July 3, 2018). The stunning victory in the third round of this year's Endurance Championship Nürburgring (VLN) has increased the appetite for success even more: Frikadelli Racing once again aims for victory this Saturday and enters two highly-rated Porsche 911 GT3 R. Sabine Schmitz (Barweiler) who gave a convincing comeback at the wheel shares the 500 hp rear-engine race car #30 with Klaus Abbelen (Barweiler) and Felipe Laser (Leipzig). Lance David Arnold (Duisburg) will be joined by Frikadelli's regular Norbert Siedler (A) in the #31 Porsche. The four-hour race starts on Saturday at 12.00 pm.
"First place in the third VLN round of the year has proved that we have not set our ambitious goals too high," emphasizes team boss Klaus Abbelen. "This success is the result of one year of intensive development work carried out by the entire team together with our tyre partner Dunlop. I would like to thank everyone involved once again. We had to wait a good three years for our sixth VLN victory - in my opinion there's nothing to stop us crossing the finish line again on Saturday.
"I was really happy with our Porsche at VLN 3. The car gave great feedback and allowed a great performance. And that in an extremely fast race with many lap times in the range of 8.03 minutes," says race winner Lance David Arnold. "Next Saturday we should have the same great package again, even though it will probably be warmer and we will use another type of Dunlop tire. I am also looking forward to Norbert Siedler as a team mate. We want to deliver exactly as I did alongside Felipe two weeks ago."
In 2018, the Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring (German for “endurance championship”) again consists of nine legs and started on March 24. The 4-hour races are held on Saturdays on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife plus the Grand Prix track’s short circuit that together form a 24.358 kilometre lap. The race on August, 18 will be this year’s only six-hour event. The season will end on October, 20. The 24-hour race on May, 12 and 13 was the undisputed highlight of the season although it does not count towards the VLN championship. Competitors tackled a lap of 25.378 kilometres that consists of the Nordschleife plus the Grand Prix circuit without the stadium section.