Simon Reicher looking forward to racing in Oschersleben
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After a short breather in his schedule, Simon Reicher will travel to the Magdeburg Börde this coming weekend for the second time this season. The ADAC TCR Germany will be racing there together with the ADAC Formula 4 as part of the TCR Race Weekend. 17-year-old Reicher is very familiar with the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, but this weekend will present a new modification in the circuit. Behind the scenes, this change has been a topic of discussion for quite a while now: The track layout at the end of the start and finish straight has been altered, which may be a benefit for some drivers. “Well… I always prepare the same way for my races. It doesn’t make a difference if I’m going into a world championship race or a regional event. My approach is always professional, that’s how it should be in sports”, explains the Austrian, adding that “I’m excited about the new track layout. The former left-right combination wasn’t anything spectacular. But of course every corner on the track is important and crucial in the sum of things. That’s why I am looking forward to the new layout, particularly because this will be “new” to all drivers. Let’s see who deals with the changes best. Nonetheless, generally speaking, every circuit is a challenge, be it an oval or 20-curve track – every corner counts! That’s why my mind-set is simply “flat-out”, delivering to the best of my abilities, and seeing where I stand after the finish line.” This weekend the seventh grade student of the Werkschulheim Felbertal is intent to finish in the top-15.

The youngster has drawn attention to himself with impressive results several times this season. During this year’s first event in Oschersleben, Simon Reicher already showed a strong performance, but a rival stifled his good premiere. Reicher raced together with his coach Jaap van Lagen at Zandvoort in a TCR Benelux event, finishing in a highly respectable third position. At his home race on the Austrian Red Bull Ring, the sympathetic young man landed on the podium, crowned as best rookie. During a guest-start in the Italian TCR series, Reicher finished just shy of the podium, after an unfair maneuver from a competitor. Having celebrated some great races in other European series, it is just a matter of time until the Austrian will have success in the ADAC TCR Germany. “I go into every race weekend, striving to do my best. But even if some weekends don’t go as I imagine them to, giving up absolutely does not come into question. I’m very excited to race in Oschersleben! I very much like the smooth track layout – I’d say it fits me well,” explains the talented driver.

The TCR Race Weekend takes place June 7-9, 2017 at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. As usual, the races will be shown on Sport 1, Sport 1+, and sport1.de.

 

profil

Der 23-jährige Simon Reicher ist im Motorsport kein Unbekannter. Seine Karriere begann im Alter von 8 Jahren. Klassisch – auf der Kartbahn. „Ich bin froh im Kartsport, der klassischen Schule des Motorsports, aufgewachsen zu sein.“ Und das mit Erfolg. 2014 gewann das österreichische Motorsport Talent die 43. Trofeo delle Industrie im italienischen Lonato.

Nach seiner aktiven Zeit im Kartsport wechselte der Österreicher 2016 in den Automobil Rennsport. Dort gab er 2016 und 2017 sein Debüt mit dem niederländischen Certainty Racing Team in dem Renault Clio Cup Central Europe und in der TCR Germany. 2018 präsentierte sich er mit dem renommierten YACO Racing Team im Cockpit eines Audi RS 3 LMS bei den ADAC TCR Germany.

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