Nürburgring & Monza - Frikadelli Racing Team double tracked underway
Next weekend, the Frikadelli Racing Team will be active on two racetracks in parallel. Team boss Klaus Abbelen's team is using the Porsche Cayman GT4 CS as part of the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft at the Nürburgring, and Sabine Schmitz is starting in the "Gisela" BMW 325i E90 from Speedbeat Motorsport. In addition, they make their debut with the Porsche 911 GT3 R at the International GT Open Series at Monza (Italy).
"We are already looking forward to the weekend. Of course, a simultaneous engagement on two racetracks always carries a certain challenge. But we are so well positioned in terms of width that there will be no problems here ", says Abbelen.
At the Nürburgring, Frikadelli Racing will be competing for the championship title in the Porsche Cayman GT4 classification (Type 981). Currently, Hendrik von Danwitz and "Jules" are at the top of the table with a lead of 19 points. If the driver duo manage to finish in the eighth VLN race ahead of Kraemer Racing's second-placed team, they could already make the title win prematurely at the weekend.
"Of course we know that we have the opportunity to close the bag. Nevertheless, we do not put too much pressure on us. If the race on this weekend ends with the title then it would of course be fantastic. If not we will try again at the VLN season finale, "says von Danwitz. Meanwhile, Sabine Schmitz will return to the cockpit of "Gisela", the Speedbeat Motorsport BMW 325i E90. Together with her brother Beat Schmitz and Andre Sommerberg "Speedbee" competes in the heavily occupied production car class V4.
Parallel to the VLN also goes on the exploration of the "fastest meatball in the world" on. Team boss Klaus Abbelen and Porsche Young professional Thomas Preining will compete in the International GT Open Series with the Porsche 911 GT3 R at Monza, some 780 kilometers away. For Preining it is the second appearance in the Frikadelli Racing Team after the 24h race at the Nürburgring.
"I'm happy to be back in the Frikadelli Porsche. The GT Open Series is a very interesting platform for top pilots as well as for bronze riders. It will certainly be a nice new experience for the whole team as well as for me personally ", predicts the winner of the Porsche Carrera Cup 2018. His driver colleague and team boss Klaus Abbelen adds: "We have already gotten to know a few racing series with regard to the 2020 season. The GT Open series is the next stop on our travel. Again, we are curious to see what awaits us on site. "