Simon Reicher: ”No pain, no gain“ at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife
06. September 2020 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

 

Last weekend’s (August 29) ROWE 6-hour ADAC Ruhr-Pokal race is viewed as the dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours Nürburgring. Successfully completing the quarter-distance was the primary focus for the young Austrian Simon Reicher. He and his teammates Elia Erhart, Pierre Kaffer, and Jan-Erik Slooten from IRON FORCE RACING EPP Car Collection by TECE took on the challenge.

In show business a bad dress rehearsal is considered a good omen that leads to a fantastic premiere. Simon Reicher sums up his dress rehearsal as “faster, better, securer” and explains: “We are growing together as a team. We mesh more and more like gears, which is reflected by noticeably more routine in our day-to-day and faster lap times on the circuit.”

19th place during Saturday’s qualifying certainly did not match the aspired goal. The civil engineering student takes on the responsibility: “I’m still a little too hesitant when lapping slower cars on the track. The Nordschleife has absolutely nothing in common with any other circuit. I’ve gotten quite a bit faster, but I have room for improvement and some work to do so that we qualify better for races.”

Position 20 in the overall ranking and second place in the SP9 Pro-Am ranking is quite impressive for a small privately financed team. Simon Reicher even sees “potential for the 24-hour race. We have improved, become securer, collected important mileage and experience, and become significantly faster. If we successfully learn from all the data we’ve collected, we definitely have a shot at being competitive in the Pro-Am ranking of the 24-hour edition.”

The legendary ADAC TOTAL 24 Hours Nürburgring take place September 24-27. Today’s event status does not plan for any spectators during this year’s edition. Those who do not want to miss out are welcome to support Simon Reicher and his team virtually: All information for the live stream can be found under https://www.24h-rennen.de/vor-ort-erlebnis-5/. “Of course, I’m bummed that my first 24-hour race on the Nordschleife will take place without filled grand stands and fans all over, but health is a priority for us all,” remarks the Kirchberg-native.

 

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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