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EFP Car Collection by TECE with promising start to the season at Nürburgring Nordschleife

EFP Car Collection by TECE with promising start to the season at Nürburgring Nordschleife

28.06.2020: The EFP Car Collection by TECE team has successfully completed its first race after the COVID 19 outbreak. Elia Erhart, Pierre Kaffer, Simon Reicher and Jan-Erik Slooten with t


The EFP Car Collection by TECE team has successfully completed its first race after the COVID 19 outbreak. Elia Erhart, Pierre Kaffer, Simon Reicher and Jan-Erik Slooten with the Audi R8 LMS completed the four-hour distance without any problems and covered valuable kilometres in the "Green Hell". At the season opener of the Nürburgring Endurance Series the driver quartet secured fourth place in the PRO-AM classification of the SP9 class as well as 17th place overall.
       


For the EFP Collection by TECE team, it was their second appearance on the Nürburgring Nordschleife after their debut in mid-October 2019 in the eighth VLN race. An assignment that will probably be remembered for a long time due to the current situation on the team side, because ensuring that the first motor sports event in Germany since the Covid 19 outbreak required a comprehensive and strict hygiene concept from the organizer.



Components included a large "outdoor pit lane" in the paddock and a current ban on spectators along the race track. But despite the many changes, one thing remained the same: the unpredictable Eifel weather.



So the teams had to prepare for mixed conditions in qualifying, which the EFP Car Collection by TECE team managed very well. With a lap time of 8:13,319 min. Elia Erhart, Pierre Kaffer, Simon Reicher and Jan-Erik Slooten placed the Audi R8 LMS on the 17th starting position in the overall classification, which also meant fourth place in the "PRO-AM" category.



The team from Röttenbach was able to successfully confirm this result after the end of the four-hour race distance. Much more important, however, were the collected test kilometres in preparation for the 24h race.






Drivers' quotes:



Elia Erhar
t: "We came over the distance very well and completed a flawless race, which was very important for us. Although we've never been racing together on the Nordschleife in this constellation before, the basis was already right. Now it's time for us to continue working on ourselves. Once again, I'd like to thank all those responsible for making this race possible. Let's all hope together that COVID-19 will continue to flatten out and that spectators will soon be able to enter the circuit again. 



Pierre Kaffer:
"In my opinion the whole weekend was very good. The hygiene concept was also very well accepted and implemented by all sides. The guys all did a flawless job on our car. Surely they need a few more Nordschleife laps, because everything is still new territory for them.



But we are on a very good way. At this point, we would like to thank Team EFP Car Collection by TECE once again for the excellent preparation of our Audi R8 LMS. I'm really looking forward to our next joint Nordschleife race.



Simon Reicher
: "Being on the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a GT3 car for the first time was an experience in a class of its own. I enjoyed the whole thing tremendously, an indescribable feeling. I am also very satisfied with our performance. Of course there's still some room for improvement, but that will come automatically the more often we're behind the wheel.




Jan-Erik Slooten:
"I was very well received by the EFP Car Collection by TECE team. I've known the team and my driver colleagues for a long time, so I had a lot of fun working together this weekend. I felt very comfortable in the car, although of course you first had to get used to the change from Porsche to Audi.



All in all, it was a great event, which was implemented perfectly despite all the safety requirements. The VLN put a lot of work into this concept and showed a lot of courage by hosting the event. Many thanks to all who supported this event."
     





 Daniel Cornesse - photos Marc Hilger AutoMobilSport.com  - Portrait Laura Bunnenmeister

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