Simon Reicher: „The 24 Hours Nürburgring 2020 can come!”
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Simon Reicher did it! The Austrian secured his ticket for the future during the last round of the VLN Endurance Championship on the Nordschleife. Finishing in tenth position of 31 entrants, he settled everything at last weekend’s event (October 18-19): Reicher is now a proud owner of the Permit A, which entitles him to also drive a GT3 vehicle on the Nordschleife.

All in all, Mannfeller Team pilot Simon Reicher drove 17 laps, equivalent to 425 km, spending three hours and ten minutes in the car with only one pitstop to refuel and change tires. “Everything went well with the Permit. It was really cool. I had a much easier time compared to the last VLN race. Only at the start of the race did I drop down from 16th to 20th. I did not want to risk anything, rather keep the car in one piece, finish the race, and pass the Permit. Once the field settled down a bit after the start, it was terrific. I progressed up to eighth position. My lap time of 10:06 minutes in the V4 class was impressive. What can I say? Simply a brilliant race! My first slipstream battles on the long straight and some great overtaking action on the Nordschleife. It was a lot of fun,” Simon Reicher reports enthused. Reicher’s teammates finished the race in tenth and the youngster happily took a new trophy back home to Austria.

Simon Reicher has thus achieved his goal. “Not quite. I must still hand in my Permit application at the German Motorsport Federation (DMSB). Once done, my mission is completed,” counters the sympathetic racer with a smile.

 

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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