“Mugello was really annoying“
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It´s the second endurance race in a row that did not go according to plan for Simon Reicher. Just like in the 24-Hour Race in Dubai the car with the number 33 from Team Car Collection ended their race earlier due to an accident. Did that bring back memories to the Austrian? “You cannot compare those two races. Dubai was my first endurance race ever and therefore I had little expectations. I was simply thankful to be a part of it. In Mugello, it was really annoying because we had to give up the race only 3 hours before the actual end. Which means that we had already finished the majority of the race”, reveals the 19-year-old.

In Tuscany, Simon shared the Audi R8 LMS with three German drivers – Stefan Aust, Christian Bollrath and Peter Schmidt. The four drivers finished the qualifying on place 16. Three hours into the race, they were positioned on 15th place. Before they were eliminated, they were part of the Top-Ten for some time. Simon admits: “Sadly, it didn´t work out in Mugello because one of my teammates was involved in a car accident that was not his fault.  That is the way it is. For our next race which will be the 12 Hour Race in Spa, we want to try a different approach. Our intention is to improve our result. “

Nevertheless, Simon left a confident impression of driving the Audi R8 LMS. Especially, with the background that the Kirchberger drove a TCR Audi last season and has to get used to driving the new car with a lot more PS. Why does that already work out so well? “I guess that is probably because of my talent – for which I am really thankful. Another reason is all the work that I put in. I definitely believe that if you really put in a lot of effort that you will be successful sooner or later“, the ninth grader of the Private Secondary School Felbertal tells with a smile on his face. Furthermore, he explains that the key to being able to drive a new car is to understand the driving dynamics. Something he had already managed to achieve. After that, it´s supposed to work in a good way – no matter where you drive. The 19-year-old also speaks in high terms of his team: “The support of Car Collection during endurance races is amazing. The same thing can be said about my ADAC GT Masters Team T3 Motorsport. I feel like I am in good hands there.”

From April 26 to April 28, the first ADAC GT Masters race will take place in Oschersleben. Simon will share an Audi R8 LMS from T3 Motorsport with Maximilian Paul – the most successful German factory driver in kart racing. “The race distance differs immensely when you compare a 12-Hour Race to a GT Masters race. The sprint races of GT Masters only take an hour. But I will take the driving experience from Dubai and Mugello with me. The main reason I am starting at the Creventic Series is to gain experience. It allows you to learn so much in only one weekend“, the Austrian gives away. 

 

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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