YACO Racing: „Amazing Fans at the Sachsenring“ 
06. Oktober 2021 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

Oberlungwitz/Saxony: Last weekend’s (October 1-3) ADAC GT Masters event was hosted by the Sachsenring, one of the most challenging circuits in the German GT Championship racing calendar. YACO Racing from Saxony was very excited for the team’s home race. Deputy team manager Peter Reicher comments: „It’s fantastic to see so many fans at the Sachsenring again”. 

After YACO Racing took a big step forward with the setup at the Lausitzring, the team embraced this next challenge. „The Sachsenring is a technically demanding track, perhaps the most challenging circuit in the ADAC GT Masters program. We have all come to the Sachsenring highly motivated by the upward trend at the Lausitzring. We had a good feeling and were positive that great results will be possible at the Sachsenring. We were faced with a different reality after the first two free practice sessions. Our setup from the Lausitzring did not bring about the anticipated improvements. We lost more ground to the front runners than expected,“ reports 21-year-old Simon Reicher from Kirchberg near Mattighofen.

Team-mate Norbert Siedler describes the situation as follows: „We hoped for a different result after our significant improvements at the Lausitzring. We certainly imagined things to turn out a bit differently here at the Sachsenring. Our expectation was to keep up with the pace up front, but in reality, we were racing in no-man’s-land. It seemed a bit like everyone else was using completely different tires than we were. A different tire that builds up proper grip, while we had zero traction on the Pirelli’s. There were improvements in sight after the start of the second race. I was able to drive our Audi R8 LMS from 23rd to 12th place on the first lap. I then tried to improve my position in some duels, but stood no chance. Our competitors overtook me wherever they wanted to. I almost felt like an obstacle in the middle of the circuit. I had no chance to fight back.“

Peter Reicher is already looking ahead to the upcoming race at Hockenheim: „This may sound silly, but we have to work even harder now to save our season. Nonetheless, I’m realistic and honest with myself in recognizing that it’s going to be a very tough task. We will now invest all our energy in the upcoming race at the Hockenheimring. We want to finish up our 2021 season with positive results.“

With 27th position on Saturday and 18th position on Sunday, YACO Racing had a mixed goodbye from the Sachsenring. In three weeks, October 22-24, the Hockenheimring will host the penultimate ADAC GT Masters event of the year. „Thursday before the event is an official test day. We want to make the most of that opportunity,“ says the Austrian. 

 

profil

Der 21-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 der das österreichische Motorsport Talent die 43. Trofeo delle Industrie im italienischen Lonato. 

Nach seiner aktiven Zeit im Kartsport wechselte er 2016 mit dem niederländischen Certainty Racing Team in den Renault Clio Cup Central Europe. Die ersten beiden Lehrjahre im Automobilsport waren vollbracht. Und so war es ein logischer Schritt in die nächst-höhere Motorsport Klasse zu wechseln. Mit seinem bis heute aktuellen YACO Racing Team absolvierte Simon Reicher 2018 in einem Audi RS 3 LMS eine erfolgreiche ADAC TCR Germany Saison. „Rückblickend habe ich viele positive und negative Erfahrungen machen dürfen. Keine Einzige möchte ich missen.“

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Chassis
Audi R8 LMS EVO
Aluminium
ADAC GT Masters
Gewicht 1.235 kg

Engine
Audi – V10 Zylinder – 5200 ccm
Maximale Leistung: 585 PS
Maximum Drehmoment: 550 Nm

Getriebe
Antrieb: Heckantrieb
Schaltung: 6 Gänge, sequenziell, Wippenschaltung

 

 

Performance
Beschleunigung: 0-100 km/h in 3.2 Sekunden
Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 305 km/h

About
Die zweite Baureihe des Audi R8 LMS startet seit 2016 im ADAC GT Masters und erhielt für 2019 einen Evo-Kit, mit dem unter anderem die Aerodynamik und die Kühlung optimiert wurden. Der R8 ist in dieser Saison mit 13 Exemplaren erneut das meistvertretene Fahrzeug im Starterfeld.