Seventh place for Norbert Siedler at fifth VLN race


At the fifth race of the VLN Endurance Championship Norbert Siedler was once again racing with the Porsche 911 from Frikadelli Racing on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Together with his team-mates Klaus Abbelen (Germany) and Patrick Huisman (Netherlands) he claimed the seventh position. Now the Austrian is looking forward to his home-race in the ADAC GT Masters.

For the third time in a row the Nürburgring was Norbert Siedler’s destination. After the fourth place in the VLN at the end of June and the fifth position in the Blancpain Sprint Cup two weeks ago, he was hoping for a top-result at the season’s fifth VLN race as well. After a mixed qualifying the Austrian and his team-mates from Frikadelli Racing finished in seventh position.

“We had a mixed-up weekend,” Norbert Siedler reported after the four-hour-race. “In qualifying we had quite a good pace but just before my final run we had a technical issue with the wheel.” Therefore, the Frikadelli-Trio had to be satisfied with the eighth starting position. “In the race we were able to improve to the seventh place,” Siedler explained. “I am satisfied with my stint. For the whole weekend we had some oversteer, but the lap-times were still good. Unfortunately, we had lost some time due to yellow-flag-zones before.”

Home race for Norbert Siedler in the ADAC GT Masters

Now Norbert Siedler is looking forward to a very special event: At the next weekend the ADAC GT Masters holds two races at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. “This will be my only home-race this season,” the Austrian says happily. “In this year I work together with the Austrian Team HB Racing, which will bring us even more support.”

Five years ago Norbert Siedler celebrated a victory in his home-race. Back then he was racing a Porsche, now he is competing with a Lamborghini Huracán in the ADAC GT Masters. “I really like the Red Bull Ring,” the Tyrolean explains. “It was also quite a good spot for Lamborghini in the past. But another victory will be difficult. We are making good progress with our new car, but are not perfectly satisfied yet. But also a result among the top-five would be a great success. There are more than 30 cars to beat.”