Blancpain Sprint Series Zandvoort: Reiter Engineering finishest he season inside the Top 10
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES ZANDVOORT: REITER ENGINEERING FINISHEST HE SEASON INSIDE THE TOP 10
For the last time in the 2015 season, Reiter Engineering travelled to an event of the Blancpain Sprint Series. Just a glimpse away from the North Sea, the Circuit Park Zandvoort was the place to be. Nick Catsburg used his track knowledge at his home race and qualified the Gallardo R-EX in the third qualifying session for 6th place on the grid.
The qualifying race at Saturday started successful. Catsburg gained one position at the start and brought the Gallardo in for the mandatory pit stop in exactly the same position. But a problem changing the right rear wheel cost more than a second. So Albert von Thurn und Taxis, who had entered the Cockpit of the Reiter Engineering car, came back into the race in 12th place. The gap between the cars was too big to change anything, so he finished the race also in 12th.
FARA Miami: Indycar Star visits AnsaMotorsprts, US X-Bow GT4 debut
Tuesday, 06 October 2015
FARA USA HOMESTEAD: INDYCAR STAR VISITS ANSAMOTORSPRTS, US X-BOW GT4 DEBUT AND A LOT OF SUCCESS
Reite Engineering dealer AnsaMotorsports had prominent visitors at the FARA Race of Champions event at Homestead, Florida. Indycar driver Hélio Castroneves supported the AnsaMotorsports team during the whole weekend at the Miami based racetrack. From pitlane, he had an eye on the new Reiter X-Bow GT4 and the Gallardo R-EX.
But Castroneves wasn´t the only famous race driver in the team. For the US debut of the Reiter X-Bow GT4 former Formula 1 driver Robeto Moreno stepped into the cockpit of the new car. He drove two sprint races of the FARA series in Homestead to collect some data for the 2016 race season. Despite less engine power than most of the other competitors he could finish in both races inside the overall Top 10. But much more important was that he could win his class in both races. It couldn´t have been a better introduction to the US racing scene!
Supercar Challenge Spa-Francorchamps: 2 victories at first European event for Yasser Shahin
Monday, 05 October 2015
SUPERCAR CHALLENGE SPA-FRANCORCHAMps: 2 VICTORIES AT FIRST EUROPEAN EVENT FOR YASSER SHAHIN
Yasser Shahin had a perfect debut at the Supcercar Challenge event in Spa-Francorchamps with the Reiter Engineeirng developed Gallardo R-EX. While the Gallardo R-EX already showed his great potential on European race circuits, the Australian Yasser Shahin had his first European race in Belgium. For both sprint races he was supported by Reiter Engineering driver Tomas Enge.
Already in qualifying Shahin and Enge showed the strength of the new formed team to the other competitors. With the 3rd fastest lap time overall it was clear, that Shahin and Enge could be also frontrunners.
And there should be no doubt about this impression. Yasser Shahin had adapted his sense quick from the known prototype driving style to Gallardo R-EX and found himself soon in the top positions of the Supercar Challenge field. In both races the Reiter Engineering drivers used the full potential of the new GT machine secured victories with fast and consistent lap times.
Again Reiter Engineering proved the eligibility of the 2015 Gallardo R-EX as a fast, successful and perfect racecar for both, professional and amateur drivers.
102Competition GT4 European Series Misano: ZaWotec.com is vice champion
Monday, 05 October 2015
102COMPETITION GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES MISANO: ZAWOTEC.COM IS VICE CHAMPION
The final race weekend of the 102Competition European GT4 Series in Misano was kind of “heavy” for Peter Ebner and Sascha Halek. The Team ZaWotec KTM X-Bow GT4 again got some extra weight due to the Balance of Performance system. Despite this Handicap, Ebner / Halek could catch a reasonable result with 5th position in race 1 of the weekend. But they hoped for more, because they still were fighting for good season positions in team and driver standings.
Race 2 on Sunday took place in poor conditions, heavy rain all the time. No problem for Peter Ebner and Sascha Halek. They kept the #15 KTM X-Bow GT4 safe on the wet track and fought hard for positions. Halek caught the PRO division leading car in the very last lap and took the third win of the 2015 season for the ZaWotec.com duo. For the Austrian based team this meant the vice championship in the team standings, Ebner / Halek were third in the drivers championship.
In AM class for gentlemen drivers, Heinz Halek had his debut in the #16 ZaWotec.com KTM X-Bow. The Austrian finished both 102Competition GT4 European Series races with 3rd position on the podium.