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This weekend Fabio Scherer will compete in the sixth and final round of the European Le Mans Series in Portimão. The LMP2 driver from Engelberg wants to build on his successful weekend at Spa.
For Fabio Scherer (23), the ELMS season ends this weekend in Portimão, Portugal. After his podium finish three weeks ago at the last race in Spa-Francorchamps, the goal for the finale race on Sunday, 16th October, is clear: Scherer and his team Inter Europol Competition want to finish the season with a top result.
“We showed last time in Spa that we can be right up there with the front runners,” says Scherer, who has been supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding System for years. “And there’s nothing to stop me and my teammates David Heinemeier Hansson and Pietro Fittipaldi from repeating that performance in Portimão at the last race.”
The LMP2 driver from Engelberg knows the track on the Algarve coast very well. However, only from testing. “I have never managed to race there,” says Scherer. “Last year at the World Endurance Championship, I had to miss the race because of a corona illness. That still annoys me today. All the more I’m looking forward to the race this weekend.”
The 4.692-kilometre track was built in 2008, and Scherer counts it among his favourite circuits. “The track is quite suitable for endurance racing. It has a few challenging corners and plenty of up- and downhill. That makes it interesting. At one point or another, there will certainly be discussions about the track limits again. But otherwise I like the track very much.”
Scherer feels well prepared for this weekend’s race. In addition to a few laps in the simulator, the former DTM driver also completed the final of the Swiss Karting Championship last weekend very successful. Scherer won the second preliminary heat and the final in the OK Senior category. “That was fun,” says Scherer. “I always like to return to Wohlen. That’s where everything started for me. Winning last weekend spurs me on even more.”
The four-hour race in Portimão will start at 1 pm on Sunday, 16th October. The race can be followed on Motorsport TV and livestream (www.europeanlemansseries.com). The German channel Motorvision will also broadcast from Portugal.
Friday, 14th October
10.20-11.50 hrs, 1st free practice session
Saturday, 15th October
11.40-13.10, 2nd free practice session
Sunday, 16th October
13.00, Start of the race