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.
Catsburg / von Thurn und Taxis hunting for Points in Blancpain Sprint Series Misano
Monday, 05 October 2015
CATSBURG / VON THURN UND TAXIS HUNTING FOR POINTS IN BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES MISANO
The always changing weather conditions caused a difficult weekend for Reiter Engineering in Blancpain Sprint Series Misano. Nearly every session was different for Nick Catsburg and Albert von Thurn und Taxis with their Gallaro R-EX. A success was reaching the important third session in the dry qualifying, which decided the best nine positions on the starting grid. Nick Catsburg qualified the Reiter Engineering Gallardo R-EX with the sixth fastest lap.
The Dutchman was also the starting driver for the night race, held on Saturday evening. Catsburg could gain one position up to fifth. A longer Safety Car period stopped the way up in the standings for the Gallardo. Albert von Thurn und Taxis took over the steering wheel in the second half of the race, but problems with the setup dropped him down to tenth.