Hard-won victory for Simon Reicher at DMV
08. Juli 2019 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

Last weekend Simon Reicher and his father Peter announced their strategic partnership together with YACO Racing. Back then the Kirchberger said: “The first DMV race weekends at Red Bull Ring and Nürburgring showed incredible results. That is why it was only logical for all of us to keep working together. I am happy about the way we have performed this weekend again. We keep getting better and better as a team and improve after each and every race. We rocked Hockenheimring this weekend.“

It is nice to see that the whole team that is surrounding the young Austrian steadily improves. At the beginning of the season, the YACO pilot had to let go of his opponents because he couldn’t exactly catch up with their pace. “But now we are only lacking one or two deciseconds. I am sure we are going to get the hang of it“, the 19-year-old reports optimistically. 

After the best time in free practice and the third place in time practice for the Dunlop 60 race, everyone was excited about the first race at Hockenheimring. The Youngster had only one aim that weekend: A win on the 4.574 meters Grand-Prix-route at Hockenheimring, Baden-Württemberg. “We already had problems with overdriving all weekend long in our Audi R8. Therefore, I didn’t have the best feeling before our one hour Dunlop-60-race. And I was proven right. From the beginning, I had to give everything with my steering wheel. Shortly before the end of the race, I couldn’t keep the HCB-Rubtronic Audi with Dennis Marschall behind me. He was definitely better that weekend. But hey, what are we talking about? We secured the second place and therefore took another step in the right direction in the championship. It was a great performance of my team“, Simon Reicher concluded about Friday. 

On Saturday the Kirchberger optimized his success. In both time practices, he landed in second place with his YACO Audi R8. “During the first sprint race, I will have to deal with Uwe Alzen. He is going to be a difficult opponent. Uwe knows how to handle the steering wheel. In the second sprint race I am excited to see who is going to win“, the Austrian had predicted beforehand. And he was proven right again. He finished the first race on the 2nd place behind Uwe Alzen – a great result. But the second race of the Audi-Pilot was even more successful. After a great start where he was the first to enter the first curve, he kept the first position and won the race with his newly designed Audi R8 and the starting number 54. With that win in the second race of DMV-GTC, the 19-year-old finished his highly successful race weekend. 

Simon Reicher and his team YACO plan their next start at the beginning of August at Oschersleben. “What is important for me now is to focus on my mental training and physical fitness. And if YACO manages to keep the Audi in such great shape I am sure we will show our potential again in Oschersleben“, Simon explained.

 

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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