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Frikadelli Eyeing 2020 Program, Enters Next Round

Frikadelli considering GT Masters for next step after leaving VLN; enters this weekend’s round…

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Frikadelli Racing will compete in this weekend’s ADAC GT Masters round at the Nürburgring as an exploratory outing ahead of a possible 2020 campaign in the German GT3 series.

It will field a Porsche 911 GT3 R for team principal Klaus Abbelen and Porsche young professional Matt Campbell this weekend. 

The team was a long-time Nürburgring Nordschleife specialist and a mainstay in VLN until earlier this year, when it ended its participation in the series due to a controversial power decrease for GT3 cars.

Abbelen was one of a number of figures in the championship to hit out at the 5 percent power reduction, made very shortly before the start of the season, and decided to end the team’s program after June’s Nürburgring 24.

The team is known to have been evaluating options for its next program over the past few months and GT Masters now seems to be the most likely step for 2020, although a Blancpain GT Series entry has also been rumored.

“In recent years, Frikadelli Racing have focused almost exclusively on the Nürburgring Nordschleife,” commented Abbelen.

“Although the Nordschleife is right on our doorstep, we felt that the time has perhaps come to take on a new challenge. Next year’s ADAC GT Masters could be a possibility.

“I think that just about every GT3 team around has been involved with the ADAC GT Masters at some point. The series has come on really well in recent years and regularly offers exciting motorsport at the highest level.

“We’re now looking forward to experiencing the ADAC GT Masters for ourselves at the Nürburgring, and then the impressions we gain there will help shape our decision as regards 2020.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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