Simon Reicher pulls the plug and cancels ADAC GT Masters
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„The extended ban on major events through the end of October has taken the last bit of planning security from us. The current situation has too many uncertainties and we have therefore decided we will first compete in the ADAC GT Masters beginning 2021,” explains 20-year-old Austrian Simon Reicher. We wanted to know what impacts the pandemic has on the young driver’s life.

“I’m good. My family and I were able to stay away from any infection. Others had it worse. As we all gradually return to our previous rhythms of life, I am becoming increasingly aware of the impacts of this pandemic. I believe it will accompany us for a very long time”, says the motorsport talent.

Nonetheless, we met Reicher at the first test drives in Oschersleben and at the Nürburgring. “We’ve already set our personal starting signal for the 2021 ADAC GT Masters season,” he shares and adds with a laugh: “You can never start testing early enough”.

During the YACO Racing team presentation in March at the Salzburgring, Simon Reicher and his teammate Norbert Siedler were hopeful to see their Audi R8 in action on the racetrack very soon. The news and regulatory decisions made throughout the following weeks changed their optimism quite a bit. “We are very proud of our red-white-red constellation and are looking forward to the new challenges we face. Taking responsibility does not mean the end for all of us. On the contrary, we will prepare and work off our tasks very thoroughly and make a strong entry into the 2021 ADAC GT Masters season,” Reicher reveals.

But wasn’t there also that 24-hour race at the Nürburgring? “Yes, our planning and prep for this race are complete. If the event takes place, I will join my colleagues from EFP Car Collection by TECE. It is a great honor for me, and I have looked forward to it for quite a while. For now, we are eagerly awaiting our first joint appearance as a driving team in the VLN Endurance Series at the Nürburgring,” says the excited youngster.

Following the approval by the Ahrweiler district administration, the season opener of the Nürburgring Endurance Series will already take place this coming weekend (June 7, 2020).

 

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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