Simon Reicher
VITA & SUCCESS

He has been infected by the race driver virus since 2008! Simon Reicher started his motorsports career with karting at age eight, quickly advancing from improvised parking lot cruising to competitive racing on professional circuits. In 2017, the talented Austrian touring car driver races in national and international GT-3.

“Just stepping down on the accelerator, that’s totally my thing!” the enthusiastic seventeen-year-old from Kirchberg explains his passion. “The speed, the cool cars, the smell of rubber on the asphalt, the gasoline and exhaust fumes, plus the sound – that gives me goose bumps!” After several successful years in karting, Simon and his father Peter Reicher searched for a suitable alternative to Formula 4. Simon decided to participate in the Renault Clio Cup and felt comfortable in the touring car scene right away. There, he met his current, Dutch team Certainty Racing, which thinks highly of the young Austrian. After experiencing a steep learning curve during the past season, 2018 sees the young Austrian competing under the flag of Uwe Geipel’s renowned YACO Racing team in the ADAC TCR Germany.

Simon Reicher owes four people huge thanks for letting him live his dream: “First of all, thank you to my father! He supports me everywhere and in every way he can. Additional thanks go to my fantastic mechanics Christian Schatzinger and Seppi Sticht, as well as my motor tuner Marc Marcelet from back in the karting days. These guys played such an important role in making me the driver I am today. They were there at every race of mine and we are good friends now.”

When Simon Reicher is not at the race track, he studies at the Werkschulheim Feldertal with a focus in mechatronics. Automation technology and programming come to him just as easily as history, physics, geography, and English do – and he has fun and success with his academics. “Especially my language skills are a huge help for me at Certainty Racing, as all team members speak English with each other.” With a tight schedule, Simon spends the little free time he has playing guitar and relaxing to rock music from the seventies through nineties. The teenager also enjoys modeling kits: “Model building is a lot of fun, everything from painting, over gluing, to designing the models!”

Simon’s role models in motorsports are Walter Röhrl. “Walter Röhrl is the best racing driver of all time! Anywhere he competed, he just got into the car and won. Röhrl can drive cars like no other.” Reicher aspires to drive a bit like his role models in this year’s ADAC TCR Germany. He will give his very best to score good points, particularly for the Junior-Classification. “I’m not quite experienced enough to be competing for podium positions, but I’m motivated to push hard and show some great racing!”

Simon Reicher’s long-term goal is a professional career in racing. His dream? “Making the step into the DTM would be super cool!”

 

profil

He has been infected by the race driver virus since 2008! Simon Reicher started his motorsports career with karting at age eight, quickly advancing from improvised parking lot cruising to competitive racing on professional circuits. In 2017, the talented Austrian touring car driver races in the ADAC TCR Germany.

“Just stepping down on the accelerator, that’s totally my thing!” the enthusiastic seventeen-year-old from Kirchberg explains his passion. “The speed, the cool cars, the smell of rubber on the asphalt, the gasoline and exhaust fumes, plus the sound – that gives me goose bumps!” After several successful years in karting, Simon and his father Peter Reicher searched for a suitable alternative to Formula 4. Simon decided to participate in the Renault Clio Cup and felt comfortable in the touring car scene right away. There, he met his current, Dutch team Certainty Racing, which thinks highly of the young Austrian.

 

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

Engine
Audi – V10 cylinder – 5200 cc
Maximum power: 585 hp
Maximum torque: 550 Nm

Transmission
Transmission: Rear wheel drive
Gearbox SEQ: Six-speed sequential, pneumatically, shift paddles

 

 

Performance
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in approx. 3.2 seconds
Top Speed: approx. 305 km/h

About
Since 2016 the second model series of Audi R8 LMS starts in the ADAC GT Masters. In 2019 they got an Evo-Kit that optimized aerodynamic and cooling. This season the T8 is again the most used vehicle with 13 cars in the starter field.