Simon Reicher: „It’s a dream come true“
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Simon Reicher can’t believe it yet: Starting January 2019 he will drive for the new racing team T3 at the ADAC GT Masters. He shares an Audi R8 LMS with his team mate Maximilian Paul. Simon overwhelmed with joy: „The most exciting thing is that my GT3 dream comes true. To be able to drive an Audi R8 LMS is simply indescribable. That was always my goal. I still can’t believe that it is actually going to happen next year.“

ADAC GT Masters is one of the hottest international racing series. Originally it was meant to be a series for motorsports enthusiastic hobby drivers only. Nevertheless, more and more factory-close teams and professional drivers participated in the last couple of years – a tendency the new racing team T3 wants to distance itself from. The goal of T3 is to support young and talented newcomers who already had their first successes but don’t have the financial or family background to compete in the races. T3 team manager Jens Feucht explains: „We’re not a factory-promoted team. We are a team with a lot of people who work on a voluntary basis. We want to give these two young drivers the chance to establish themselves in the starting grid and to evolve into factory drivers so they might be able to pick up a livelihood.“

Simon and Max also have set their personal goals: „We want to make it to the Top15. That’s gonna be incredibly hard – especially in the first year. Furthermore, we want to compete in the rookie championships and make a name for ourselves. Let’s see what the new season brings.“ In this new season they won’t only start at the ADAC GT Master but also at the 12 and 24h-races of the creventic series.

Since the first races are already in sight, the likable youngster prepares himself in an exemplary manner. He reveals: „At the moment I go to the gym every single day to stay in shape. I want to be extra-prepared for the new season and leave nothing to chance. GT3 is definitely more challenging than TCR. So far, I’m satisfied with my workouts and I already feel fit enough for the first race.“

Prior to the first race is Christmas – a holiday that is not exactly relevant for the Austrian. He admits: „To be honest it’s just a day like every other day. We probably sit together as a family but for me the racing start in January is way more important. I can’t wait.“

ADAC GT Masters Dates 2019:

19/04/26 – 19/04/28 Motorsport Arena Oschersleben

19 /05/17- 19/05/19 Most (CZ)

19/06/07 – 19/06/09 Red Bull Ring (A)

19/08/09 – 19/08/11 Circuit Zandvoort (NL)

19/08/16 – 19/08/18 Nürburgring

19/09/13 – 19/09/15 Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg

19/09/27 – 19/09/28 Sachsenring

 

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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