Frikadelli Racing entering the season’s finale with just one Porsche
• Lance David Arnold and Alex Müller to share the Porsche customer team’s 911 GT3 R
• Following an accident during the most recent round of the Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring, the sister car will not be racing
• Klaus Abbelen: “A third win would be the perfect farewell from what was an exciting season for us.”
The Endurance Championship Nürburgring – VLN for short – is heading for its final round with the DMV Münsterpokal on Saturday being the ninth race of the 2018 season. Frikadelli Racing has decided to enter just one Porsche 911 GT3 R for Lance David Arnold (Duisburg) and Alex Müller (Rees), sharing the car number 30 cockpit. As a consequence of an accident two weeks ago, the number 31 sister car will not take part in the final round. The two drivers and their Team Principal, Klaus Abbelen, are targeting no less than this year’s third race win for the Porsche customer team.
“Another victory would be the perfect termination of an exciting season that provided many highs but also a few lows for us”, says Abbelen, “and this is what we are aiming for. Unfortunately, our number 31 Porsche isn’t ready yet. Perhaps I will support Lance and Alex as their third driver.”
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 was 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.