2018 GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES KICKS OFF IN ZOLDER

After a lengthy winter break, the time comes once again, to face the European race tracks for what promises to be an epic 2018 racing season.

The first stop on the Calendar for Reiter Engineering starts this weekend at Circuit Zolder (BE) for the debut race of the 2018 GT4 European series! Expectations are high as the GT4 field has vastly grown in numbers over the winter break.
 Among the impressive 46 car GT4 line-up which is expected, our team enters three KTM X-Bow GT4s to fight for their place on the podiums this season. The GT4 Europe calendar will also visit several spectacular racing circuits including Brands Hatch (GB), Misano (IT), Spa-Francorchamps (BE), Hungaroring (HU) & Nürburgring (DE).

The first of our three car line-up will wear the True Racing colours, and will be driven by known forces.
Laura Kraihamer & Reinhard Kofler will be representing True Racing in the #22 KTM X-Bow GT4.
Both drivers have scored podiums in the GT4 Northern European Series last season gathering valuable experience in the KTM X-bow GT4 and in the GT4 European series, which will come in handy for the challenge that lies ahead of them in 2018

Laura Kraihamer said “I am really looking forward to an exciting season in GT4. The competition will be higher than ever - full concentration and motivation will be the key! Reini Kofler is an amazingly strong co driver and together with the Reiter Engineering I am sure we will be able to show the full potential of our KTM X-BOW GT4. I fully prepared and ready to take up this challenge.”
Joining her thoughts Reinhard added “We are prepared to put our strengths together and to fight for good results”
 
Stephane Kox & Eike Angemayr will pair up this season to pilot the #23 KTM X-bow GT4 which will also wear the True Racing Colours!
Stephane & Eike Both participated in the 2017 Reiter Young Stars as well as various X-Bow battle events in the past, which has put them both in a good position to deliver results this season.

Stephane shared her thoughts with us ahead of the season’s opening race:  “I am super excited to kick off the season at Zolder this upcoming weekend. Zolder is more or less my home track, and it is always a pleasure to race here at this short but technical track. I am convinced that Eike and myself will be able to fight for a good result, in what will be a super competitive field. So, let’s see what the first race weekend brings us!” Eike added: “This season is going to be a real battle, but i am ready to fight!”
 
Finally the #24 Felbermayr KTM X-Bow GT4 has another two familiar faces behind the wheel. The first of the two is Gottfried Pilz. The young Austrian first joined the Reiter team in 2017 as part of the Reiter Young Stars Programme, scoring a podium in the GT4 Northern European Series in his first race with the team. Maciej Dreszer, who joins Pilz, also impressed during his season in Reiter Young Stars in 2016 after winning two races, scoring several podiums and finishing the season as GT4 European Series Vice-Champion.

Gottfried adds: “As an Austrian, I feel very honoured to be driving with a KTM and for a company like Felbermayr, which has a big tradition in motorsports.
This year's GT4 European Series will be highly competitive, however being paired with Maciej and Reiter Engineering I'm confident that we can achieve great results together this season”
 
An impressive driver line-up for this seasons GT4 European Series! To close off the last of the impressions we caught up with Reiter Engineering’s sporting director Tomas Enge: “We know that this season podiums and victories will not come easy. Zolder will be an interesting round where we will find out more about our new competitors, and see how we measure up to them. What we know is that we’re going to have to fight harder than we have fought in the last two seasons, but I do believe that with our cars & drivers we will be able to achieve consistent results. Our goal is to aim for the overall title.”

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