Successful 24-hour race for Simon Reicher in Barcelona
03. September 2019 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

Last weekend, Simon Reicher participated in his second 24-hour race. After Dubai at the beginning of January, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona was on the agenda. Together with his team colleagues from Team Car Collection Jürgen Haring, Taki Konstantinou, Tim Müller and Pierre Kaffer, the Kirchberger had one goal above all: to finally finish a long-distance race, because he did not succeed in Dubai and Mugello. In the end, the car with the number 88 finished in third place of the GT3 amateur rating (A6-AM) and in sixth place of the entire field – a strong performance.

But how satisfied is the 19-year-old with the race? „It was a challenge to again drive on a new circuit, and we first had to become attuned to one another as a team because we had a new drivers constellation. Luckily, everything went well. The free practice was impeccable. Pierre drove the Qualifying. Unfortunately, the car had a bit too much air in its tires, and therefore we were only  in tenth place. I had the honor to start the race and got away well and was able to defend the tenth place – which was not easy in such an experienced field. For a long time, we were in eighth place and drove super stints in the night. The car was in fifth position this morning, unfortunately, we had a time penalty in the last half hour before the end. So we had to drive through the pit again, which sadly cost us  the second place in the A6-AM“, the sympathetic Austrian summarizes. 

Nevertheless, Reicher is thrilled with the race weekend in Barcelona. „I collected some new experiences, and it was a great weekend. I am also very happy with my team Car Collection and I am really pleased that we were able to finish the race this time. Only the time penalty at the end was annoying „, the 19-year-old explains happily after his second 24-hour race.

What’s next for the Kirchberger? „I’ll go to bed now because I’m really tired at the moment“, Reicher jokes after the race in Barcelona. However, he does not have much time to recover because the motorsport talent will be heading to Zolder in Belgium next weekend (06.09/07.09). „In the DMV, we are fighting for the championship. We definitely want to place ourselves in the front. Everything else we will have to see. I’ve never been to Zolder with a GT3 car before. That’s why it’s going to be a new experience as well. I’m sure it will be a good weekend again because with YACO Racing everything always works out“, Reicher admits. Whether his rival Kenneth Heyer will drive is not sure yet. Either way, the young driver will fully attack.

 

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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