Ligier JS P320 #30

  • Klaus Abbelen

    Klaus Abbelen

    Ligier JS P320 #30

    Birthday: 15.09.1960
    Domicile: Barweiler (DE)
    Familiy status: unmarried
    Business: Businessman
    Hobbies: Motorsport, own racing team

    Klaus Abbelen started his career in motorsports on two wheels. Between 1979 and 1986 the entrepreneur used to ride racing bikes. Not being afraid of heavy machinery, he even ended up third overall in the German road Racing Series’ Superbike class.

    In the following years he was very much occupied managing his aspiring company. In 1998 however, he came back – this time in a racing car. P4 overall in the Ferrari-Porsche Challenge was a nice success in his maiden year. P2 and P3 in the next two seasons were followed by a championship win in his Porsche 911 GT2. Abbelen decided it was time to enter more professional racing series.

    Accordingly he turned to the FIA GT World Championship 2003 and raced a Dodge Viper GTS-R alongside Dutchmen Arjan and Rob van der Zwaan. Second place in Donington and some more top-10 finishes were fine achievements in an otherwise character-building season. After five races in 2004, Klaus parted with Zwaan’s Racing and joined Konrad Motorsport to drive a Saleen S7-R in the 1,000 Kilometres Nürburging which then formed a part of the Le Mans Series.

    For the 2005 season Abbelen returned to his beloved 911 and took part in eight races of the Porsche Supercup. Being a support race to Formula One grands prix, the series is dominated by professional racing drivers. Abbelen did very well in this highly environment and ended up 13th overall despite missing four races and retiring once.

    At the same time, Abbelen formed his own team Frikadelli Racing. Together with his girl-friend Sabine Schmitz he tackled the Langstreckenmeisterschaft VLN, held on the Nürburgring. The duo used a modified version of the Supercup Porsche GT3 and became fourth overall in the series’ last two races of the season. The amateur musician, horse rider and chopper pilot had finally arrived on the Nordschleife. Since then, the Frikadelli Porsche has been an integral part of the NLS, so to speak, where a total of eight overall victories were achieved by 2021. In addition, there were a number of top finishes in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. In 2008, Abbelen even made it onto the podium himself.

    In 2023, a whole new chapter on the Nordschleife begins for him and Frikadelli Racing with the Ferrari 296 GT3. The brand new vehicle will be piloted by four top drivers. Nevertheless, of course, a "frikadelli Porsche" should not be missing in the Green Hell. In a Porsche 992 GT3 Cup, Abbelen attacks together with the Brit Jules and tries together with him to win the AM championship of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring. Last year it was enough for the driver duo to achieve a strong third place in the year-end rankings. In addition, Abbelen continues to contest the Michelin Le Mans Cup with the Ligier JS P320.

  • Felipe Laser

    Felipe Laser

    Ligier JS P320 #30

    Birthday: 16.11.1988
    Domicile: Leipzig (D)
    Business: Racing driver, Instructor
    Hobbies: Fitness

    Felipe Laser began his motorsport career in a 911: In 2012 and 2013 he was a competitor in the german Porsche Carrera Cup. After that he came to the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

    There he is a well-known driver especially because he drove some exotic cars successful on the track in the Eifel. In 2017 Laser drove the fastest time in the qualifying for the 24 hour qualification race just to name one achievement. Another example for his pace are his good laptimes and results in the fan-loved Renault RS01.

    Laser celebrated his first VLN-win with the Walkenhorst Motorsport team in 2015. In that race he drove a BMW Z4 GT3. Three years later he joined the Frikadelli Racing Team and celebrated another win in the third VLN race of 2018 together with Lance David Arnold. From 2019-2021 followed further sporadic appearances for the Barweiler team.

    Since 2022, Laser has been part of the permanent staff of Frikadelli Racing again. On the Nürburgring Nordschleife he drives the brand new Ferrari 296 GT3 this season and sporadically also the Porsche 992 GT3 Cup. He also competes in the Michelin Le Mans Cup together with Klaus Abbelen.