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Sophia Floersch to take part in Schaeffler project at Red Bull Ring, will miss 4H of Spa

German racer Sophia Floersch will be taking part in a Schaeffler project as part of the DTM event at Red Bull Ring, thus missing the upcoming ELMS 4H of Spa.

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Sophia Floersch is set to miss next week’s 4 Hours of Spa Francorchamps, fifth round of the European Le Mans Series, due to sponsor commitments with Schaeffler scheduled at Red Bull Ring as part of the DTM event.

Floersch has competed in the 2022 ELMS campaign at the wheel of the #19 Algarve Pro Racing LMP2 Oreca together with Dutchman Bent Viscaal. The strong Silver-rated duo claimed a second place finish at the season opener at Le Castellet – the second consecutive podium for Floersch in the series, after a one off with APR at the 2021 finale.

In Imola, Floersch and Viscaal missed out on another podium due to a tyre puncture in the closing stages of the race and, despite showing top-three worthy pace in both the Monza and Barcelona rounds, they couldn't capitalize for sheer bad luck, Full Course Yellow timings, and a start from the pit lane at Circuit de Catalunya.

As the driver confirmed Racers, Sophia will be taking part in a Schaeffler project as part of the DTM at Red Bull Ring in her capacity as Schaeffler brand ambassador. The calendar clash is an unfortunate event but, due to her championship standings in the ELMS, Sophia was able to accept Schaeffler's invitation with the support of Algarve Pro Racing.

The Portuguese squad announced Romanian driver Filip Ugran as a replacement for Sophia Floersch.

Floersch and Viscaal are currently sixth in the LMP2 drivers' standings, with 23 points to their tally.



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