VLN opening: Operation puts Sabine Schmitz out of action
Sabine Schmitz will not drive for the Frikadelli team at the season opener of the VLN: An operation forces the Nordschleife legend to take a forced break
Looking at the starter list for the season opener of the VLN Long Distance Championship on this Saturday, one name was sorely missed: that of Sabine Schmitz. The fast pilot, who is a permanent fixture on the Porsche 911 GT3 R of the Firkadelli team, must be 64th. ADAC Westfahlenfahrt for health reasons.
“I had to undergo an operation that put me out of action a little,” says Schmitz, “but there’s nothing to worry about: everything went well and I’m on the mend.”
But you know anyway: a Eifel girl like me doesn’t like whining, my good mood can’t stop it – my ranch and the Nordschleife will soon have me back,” Schmitz spreads confidence.
Instead of the 48-year-old, Norbert Siedler and Felipe Fernandez Laser will support Klaus Abbelen at the wheel of the Porsche with start number 31 at the season opener of the VLN.