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Wimmer Werk Motorsport vor dem Prototypen-Premierenstart

Wimmer Werk Motorsport vor dem Prototypen-Premierenstart

19.03.2018: Am kommenden Wochenende ist das österreichische Motorsport Team mit einem Ligier JS P3 sowie drei Piloten beim Saisonauftakt der französischen VdeV Endurance Series in Barcelona

Am kommenden Wochenende ist das österreichische Motorsport Team mit einem Ligier JS P3 sowie drei Piloten beim Saisonauftakt der französischen VdeV Endurance Series in Barcelona dabei



Mit großer Vorfreude fiebert das heimische Team von Wimmer Werk Motorsport dem kommenden Wochenende entgegen. Von Donnerstag bis Samstag (22. bis 24. März) bestreitet die französische  VdeV Endurance Serie ihren Saisonauftakt auf dem Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, und das rotweißrote Team mit Firmensitz bei Fischamend in Niederösterreich ist heuer ein Teil davon.



Wimmer Werk Motorsport wird im Zuge der Serie nämlich in der Le-Mans-Prototypen-Klasse LMP3 an den Start gehen und ist somit überhaupt Österreichs erster Vertreter, der sich im internationalen Prototypensport engagiert.



Der zu diesem Zweck angeschaffte 420 PS starke Ligier JS P3 wurde deshalb letzte Woche auf eben dem Eröffnungskurs in Barcelona ausgiebig getestet und wichtige Erkenntnisse sowohl von Fahrer- als auch von Teamseite her wurden penibelst analysiert und aufgeschrieben. „Wir konnten wirklich sehr gute Erkenntnisse gewinnen“, gibt sich der im Management von Wimmer Werk Motorsport tätige Max Wimmer zuversichtlich.



Auf der Liste, jener Fahrer, die den Boliden für Wimmer Werk Motorsport an den insgesamt sieben Rennwochenenden durch die vier- bzw. sechsstündigen Rennen treiben werden, finden sich Klaus Bachler (26, aus der Steiermark, u. a. bekannt als Porsche-Förderpilot, aus dem Porsche Supercup, Porsche Carrera Cup . . .),  Felix Wimmer (27, aus Wien, u. a. bekannt als Seriensieger im Porsche Super Sports Cup bzw. auch Starter im Porsche Supercup) und  Matthias Kaiser (25, aus Liechtenstein, ebenfalls u. a. Deutscher Porsche Sports Cup).



 Pro Rennen werden sich alle drei Piloten im Ligier-Cockpit abwechseln und die Rennen nach einem je nach Fahrerbesetzung genau aufgelisteten FIA-Regulativ bestreiten.




Weil zum Beispiel Wimmer Werk Motorsport mit Bachler einen bei der FIA kategorisierten (Elitefahrer) und mit Wimmer und Kaiser zwei nicht FIA-kategorisierte Piloten einsetzt, muss pro Rennen sieben Mal durch die Boxengasse gefahren werden. Diese Drive-through-Phasen sind zwingend vorgeschrieben.




Armin Holenia , Wolfgang Nowak           - Photos Wimmer

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