Frikadelli Racing Team won’t take part in the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa planned for 27 July-1 August. The Porsche team made the decision to cancel its two-car entry following the catastrophic floods that hit the Eifel region last week.
The team, based in the Eifel town of Barweiler just a handful of kilometres from the heaviest hit towns along the Ahr river, instead will support the relief efforts in the aftermath of the disaster that so far has claimed 122 lives in the region with over 150 people still missing. Towns and infrastructure have also been heavily damaged.
“The events of the past week have deeply shaken us all. Since our family members and friends are also affected by the flood disaster, I decided to cancel our planned race in Spa-Francorchamps,” explains team principal Klaus Abbelen.
“Despite all the love for motorsport, coming to terms with what has happened and providing assistance in such an exceptional situation has absolute priority. I am very pleased that Porsche shares this point of view and is behind our decision.”
Dennis Olsen, Patrick Pilet and Fred Makowiecki were scheduled to race the #3 Frikadelli Racing Porsche 991.2 GT3R, while Julien Andlauer, Thomas Preining and Michael Christensen had been entered aboard the #13 sister car.
The Nürburgring currently serves as base of operations for relief efforts. Click HERE for more information on how you can help the Eifel.
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