Frikadelli Racing with a changed driver line-up for the 24h race


After the decision by Porsche to compete with a reduced number of participants in the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring, the driver line-up from Frikadelli Racing will be adjusted again for the coming weekend. The three Porsche works drivers Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen and Matt Campbell, who were originally intended for the # 31 Porsche 911 GT3 R, will not compete in the endurance classic in the Eifel.

The reason for this step is a routine Covid-19 test that Porsche carried out last weekend as part of the Le Mans 24-hour race. This was positive in three cases. The Porsche works drivers Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen and Matt Campbell were all in action at Le Mans last weekend and are affected by this precautionary measure.

The # 31 Porsche 911 GT3 R will therefore be shared by Porsche works driver Mathieu Jaminet, Porsche test and development driver Lars Kern, Lance David Arnold and Maxime Martin at the first big highlight of this season. Jaminet and Kern are joining the Frikadelli team. The two drivers were originally planned to ride the Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R, which, however, cannot be used in the 24h race.

As planned, Klaus Abbelen, Alex Müller and Robert Renauer take the steering wheel of the # 30 Porsche 911 GT3 R. They are supported by Norbert Siedler, who will celebrate his comeback at Frikadelli Racing.

“Of course we support Porsche's decision, as health has absolute priority. Mathieu, Lars and Norbert, who will complete our driver line-up, all have a lot of experience on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Therefore, despite the circumstances, I see ourselves well positioned for the 24h race, ”said team boss Klaus Abbelen.