Fabio Scherer competed twice at Sebring this weekend: First for Team Inter Europol in the WEC 1000-mile race, then for High Class Racing in the 12-hour race.

Fabio Scherer reeled off a real marathon at Sebring this weekend. The 22-year-old Swiss was not only allowed to take the wheel at the 70th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, Scherer was also called up at short notice to replace Alex Brundle, who had fallen ill with Corona, in the Inter Europol team for the 1000-mile race. Thus, Scherer made his debut earlier than expected in the team for which he will contest the ELMS in 2022.

Unfortunately, the lightning mission alongside former Formula One driver Esteban Gutiérrez (MEX) and the Pole Jakub Smiechowski was not crowned with success. An accident on the last qualifying lap meant grid position 36, and after several technical problems the team had to withdraw the #34 car after 174 laps due to clutch problems.

“The day started very positive”, said Scherer. “It was the best car we had all weekend and could bring the car to P9 in my first stint. But it did not end well. I am really sorry what happened during the quali but I did learn from it. A big thanks to the team for the opportunity and am looking forward to my first race in Europe with the team.”

The 12-hour race with High Class Racing the following day also did not end as Scherer had hoped. Although Scherer saw the chequered flag in sixth place in LMP2 with his two Danish teammates Dennis Andersen and Anders Fjordbach, the dream of a podium finish did not come true.

“I drove faultlessly and my stints were good”, said Scherer. “But we didn’t have the pace to be at the front. Nevertheless, I learned a lot again and it was good to see the chequered flag after the two retirements in Daytona and the day before in the 1000-mile race. Congratulations to Neel Jani for the overall win. That was a strong performance!”

The next race for Scherer, who is supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding System, will be in Europe at the ELMS season opener in Le Castellet on 17th April. 

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