VLN 2016: Race 2 (April 30)
Frikadelli Racing finished the second race of this year’s Endurance Championship Nürburgring (VLN) on 16th place. With the new Porsche 911 GT3 R on Michelin intermediate tyres Sabine Schmitz started from position 22 on a wet track, proceeding quite quickly up to fourth place. But soon the asphalt dried up. Four laps into the race, the “Queen of the Nürburgring” pulled into the pits for the first stop and handed over to her Dutch colleague Patrick Huisman.
The four-time Porsche Cup Champion showed a fantastic catch-up and raced the nearly 500 HP Frikadelli-Porsche up to fifth place. Half way into the 4-hour race Huisman handed the steering wheel over to Klaus Abbelen. Unfortunately this stop lasted longer than expected as the mechanics had to fix a loose tie bar at the right rear suspension. After that, the team owner covered seven laps before handing the GT3 R back to Sabine Schmitz in lap 20. In spite of the still changing weather conditions and despite the heavy rain – which made it very challenging at the end of the race – Sabine finished the race as experienced and as fast as usual.
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