YACO Racing eager to compete in Zandvoort
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Kirchberg near Mattighofen / Upper Austria: The third race of the international German GT3 Championship takes place this coming weekend, July 9–11. YACO Racing team director Uwe Geipel and deputy director Peter Reicher are eager for this weekend’s event hosted by the ADAC GT Masters.

The team missed out on their desired results in the first two races at Oschersleben and at their home track Red Bull Ring due to some technical difficulties. Now, things are in full motion looking moving ahead towards a successful weekend at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. And no wonder! After all, it was YACO Racing with their Audi R8 LMS that won the Sunday race during 2016’s event at Circuit Zandvoort. „Even though we scored our first, important points in the championship with 11th place in Oschersleben, we missed out on a little sensation due to our own mistakes. Something similar happened at the Red Bull Ring. Although we prepared extensively for our home race, we missed another important opportunity to score championship points, albeit only by a few hundredths of a second,“ reports Peter Reicher.

An important factor should be considered approaching this weekend. The YACO team has made an extensive effort to match and surpass the Zandvoort success of 2016. Austrian driver Simon Reicher sums it up: „Of course we’re not thinking about winning. It’s just important to us to deliver our talent and skills with a strong result. That means not making any mistakes and sorting out any technical issues beforehand. We will give it our best. That’s why we were at Zandvoort a few days ago for a training day. I think we can commence this weekend with confidence. We did our job, we sorted things out before the actual race weekend, and now we can concentrate on fine-tuning during the free practice sessions on Friday. We will know more once the race director has waved the black and white checkered flag after the two races on Saturday and Sunday.“ 

We wanted to know the 21-year-old’s thoughts on the new track changes at Zandvoort. „The two new banked corners are insanely fun to drive. That makes Zandvoort unique. But it also means that we must pay more attention to our tires. The asphalt has become more aggressive for the tires.“ 

TV station NITRO will show all of this weekend’s ADAC GT Masters races live and in full length. Additionally, the qualifying and races will be livestreamed on TVNOW and on the adac.de/motorsport website.



Der 24-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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