YACO Racing strives for Top-Performance at the Red Bull Ring
08. Juni 2021 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

 

Kirchberg/Upper Austria: The Austrian YACO Racing Team is travelling fully motivated to next weekend’s (June 11-13) German GT Championship at the Red Bull Ring. Both Austrian drivers Simon Reicher and Norbert Siedler will give it their best and are all the more excited to deliver a spectacle in front of their home crowd. The ADAC GT Masters will welcome up to 3,000 fans per day to the circuit.

21-year-old Simon Reicher shares some insights from the race preparations: “Generally, it makes no difference if we are driving at the Red Bull Ring, in Oschersleben or at the Nürburgring. As a team and as drivers, it is our job to deliver perfect performance. It’s the same for every race, regardless of what track we’re at or what country we’re in. However, the Red Bull Ring is a bit different for us. This is our home, our country, and here we want to show our very best!” 

YACO Racing has been very busy since the season-opener 4 weeks ago in Oschersleben, where the team struggled to find a good setup. “Latest during Thursday’s tests at the Red Bull Ring, we will see if our efforts pay off. We did everything we could to find any issues in the car. We completely disassembled our Audi to make sure everything is 100% in good shape. We completed our homework and now must wait to see if we did everything right,” reports Simon Reicher.

The young student rates the level of competition among teams and drivers in the ADAC GT Masters very highly. “You have to fight for every split second in the GT Masters. A lot of factors must go together to be successful. Experience is also very helpful. I have already learned from my most recent experience racing the 1,000-km in Paul Ricard. Now it’s time to attack. We’ll see where we stand on Sunday evening when the checkered flag waves.”

Deputy Team Principal Peter Reicher is positive about the upcoming race at the Red Bull Ring: “Of course we want to shine in front of our home crowd. But I’m also realistic: We haven’t rested a day since our last race in Oschersleben, where we achieved a good result despite several issues. We took apart the car and had the chassis measured by Audi at their Neckarsulm facility. Now, we have certainty that the frame is in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. The whole team has been rebuilding the car since Thursday. We will do our best to provide both drivers a great package. We will work out the right setup during free practice on Thursday and Friday, and then hopefully finish in the points again!”

The races on Saturday and Sunday can be followed live on RTL-Nitro and online.

 

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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