The preparation for the first WEC race in Spa-Francorchamps (B) was promising for Fabio Scherer and his team United Autosports. In three of four sessions, the defending champion set the best time with car #22. In the afternoon of the second day, the team of Fabio Scherer, Filipe Albuquerque and Phil Hanson recorded the second fastest time. Only one of the Hyperacrs was faster.

“This two-day test went very well for us,” says Scherer. “We were able to complete our program as planned and were always among the fastest.”

The procedures in the team and the integration of Fabio Scherer as a new driver worked out flawlessly. The native of Lucerne who lives in Engelberg feels very well prepared after the official test.

“I completed four full stints within two days,” says the former DTM driver. “The times we achieved on these long runs make us feel confident. The work with the team is also going according to plan. We are ready for the first race weekend.”

The target for the first race of the 2021 WEC season is clear: “I want to do a proper job and a faultless work,” says endurance rookie driver Scherer, who is been supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding System for years. “There are a total of 14 LMP2 cars on the grid. And we proved during the test that we can beat them all. I am very confident and believe that we can achieve a top result this weekend. I’m looking forward to this first race and I deeply believe in our chances.”

Things get underway as early as today, Thursday, at 3.30pm with the first free practice session. Qualifying will then take place on Friday at 6.40 pm. The 6-hour race, the first of six rounds of this year’s WEC season, will then start on Saturday at 1.30 pm.

The race can be followed live. ORF Sport+ will show the beginning of the race from 1.30 pm and the final phase from 6 pm onwards. Eurosport 2 will also broadcast from Spa-Francorchamps. And the WEC app with live streaming is also highly recommended.


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