SECOND PLACE AT ZOLDER FOR GRASSER GALLARDO
Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00
Reiter Engineering customer team finishes on the Blancpain Sprint Series podium once again
The Reiter Engineering customer teams ran strongly in the first half of the Blancpain Sprint Series race at Zolder, Belgium. Peter Kox (NSC Motorsports) and Hari Proczyk (Grasser Racing) made perfect starts in their Gallardo FL2 GT3 and took first and second positions at the first corner. Due to the extremely chaotic start the safety car was initially deployed, which meant that Kox and Proczyk could only speed up the tempo from lap 4 onwards.
However, the Gallardo pair was unable to build up a comfortable margin as the field was slowed once again when the safety was deployed again on lap 8 due to an accident. Soon after the race went green, the pit stop window opened. At this point in time the Gallardo FL2 GT3 were firmly in the lead. The Grasser Racing Gallardo pulled into the pits first to change tyres and driver. Proczyk climbed out before Jeroen Bleekemolen returned to the track in...Read more...
SUCCESSFUL RACE DAY AT ZOLDER FOR GALARDO CUSTOMERS
Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
NSC Motorsports and Grasser Racing on the podium for qualifying race – title chances improved
The teams contesting the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series converged on Zolder, Belgium for the final event on European soil. Three squads – Grasser Racing, G-Drive Racing and NSC Motorsport – appeared with four Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3.
All three teams laid the foundations for a successful qualifying session with fast laps in free practice. This is divided into three segments, although it is only in the third of these that the best grid positions are determined. Three of the four Gallardo FL2 GT3 made it into this final session. Jeroen Bleekemolen / Hari Proczyk would lead this Gallardo faction. Bleekemolen planted the Grasser Racing Gallardo on the front row with the day’s second fastest lap. Peter Kox and Nick Catsburg demonstrated their ambitions on the premiere of NSC Motorsports in this series by setting fourth fastest qualifying time. Tomas Enge and Roman Rusinov took seventh on the grid. As a result, three Gallardo were in the top 10 of this extremely competitive field, where 16 cars were covered by just 0.7 second in qualifying!
The qualifying at Zolder on Saturday afternoon started in summery conditions.Read more...
BATTLE OF THE BULLS - 4 REITER GALLARDO ON THE GRID
Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00
Battle of the Bulls – 4 Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 to contest the penultimate round of the Blancpain Sprint Series at Zolder
On the grid of 25 GT3 racecars, four Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 racecars from the Reiter Engineering stable aim to fight for top positions. Three race teams bring their ‘bulls’ to Belgium and the penultimate port of call for the Blancpain Sprint Series:
Grasser Racing fights with its two ‘race bulls’ for important points in both the Pro class and Pro-Am category in the championship. The driver pairings of Hari Proczyk/Jeroen Bleekemolen and Stefan Landmann/Sascha Halek both currently hold 3rd position in their categories and within easy reach of the leaders. Halek is injured and will be replaced this weekend by the Czech driver Tomas Pivoda.
The G-Drive squad enters its striking orange Gallardo in the Blancpain Sprint Series for a second time.Read more...
GOOD RESULTS IN ASIA GT AND ITALIAN GT
Monday, 13 October 2014 00:00
GT Asia Shanghai: double podium for Aoki / Urata and Dilango Racing
The former Grand Prix motorcycle racer Takuma Aoki and Ken Urata grabbed the headlines once again in the GTM class of the GT Asia series. In a Reiter Gallardo LP560 GT3 fielded by Dilango Racing, they were at the sharp end of the field in both GT Asia races at Shanghai, China. Even Aoki’s paraplegia and the subsequent time lost during the driver change hardly slowed them down. In the first race, they mounted the podium as third placed finishers, in the second race they climbed another step higher. With 11th place on Sunday, Aoki / Urata only narrowly missed a top 10 position overall among the professional drivers in the GT3 class.
Italian GT Imola: pole position for Imperiale Racing
The omens were good at the start of the penultimate Italian GT Championship race weekend. Mirko Bortolotti qualified the Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 on pole position for the second race.Read more...
REITER RACE CARS VERY SUCCESSFUL IN ASIA GT AND ITALIAN GT
Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00
GT Asia Sepang: two podium finishes for Takuma Aoki / Ken Urata
Ex-motorbike world championship star Takuma Aoki finished rounds 9 and 10 of the GT Asia series in Sepang, Malaysia successfully. Driver duo Takuma Aoki and Ken Urata clinched second place in the hard fought GTM class in both sprint races at the wheel of their Dilango Racing Gallardo LP560 GT3. Dilango Racing Team Boss Dilantha Malagamuwa rounded off the squad’s success with co-driver Akash Nandy with tenth place overall in race one ahead of Mitchell Gilbert/Michael Choi in the FUN88 Gallardo FL2 GT3. They repeated their eleventh place in the second race and were the best placed Gallardo team as a result.
Italian GT Vallelunga: pole position and victory for Imperiale Racing
Imperiale Racing continued its run of good form displayed more recently at Paul Ricard at the Autodromo Vallelunga near Rome.Read more...
2 SECOND PLACES AND SUCCESSFUL DEBUT IN UTAH
Sunday, 14 September 2014 03:00
Reiter ends Pirelli World Challenge with brace of podium positions and draws a positive conclusion to the first race season in North America
Gentleman driver Marcelo Hahn brings the season to a successful conclusion for the Reiter Engineering race team with a pair of second places in both GT-A class races at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele/Utah. After a successful start to the first race, Hahn was able to pull away from two of his class rivals in his Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 and in the course of the race secure second place. In the second race, Hahn was able to repeat his result from the previous day and finish second once again.
Team mate and ‘comrade-in-arms’ in the GT-A class Albert von Thurn und Taxis sat out the season finale. On Saturday, he chauffeured his oldest sister Maria von Thurn und Taxis to her wedding in the church.
US driver Andy Lee from BestIT Racing produced a solid performance in his ‘double debut’:Read more...
POLE AND BIG POINTS HAUL IN AUSTRALIAN GT
Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00
Lap record and podium: Interlloy M Motorsport had a successful weekend at Sandown Park in the Australian GT Series
In free practice, Justin McMillan and David Russell in the Gallardo FL2 GT3 immediately got to grips with the mere 3.1 kilometre track close to Melbourne. In qualifying the perfect lap would be the story of the day. McMillan not only outclassed the competition with his time of 1m 08.814s, but also set a new lap record for GT cars.
At the start of the first race, the car initially lost two positions, but was within reach of second place. After the mandatory pit stops, McMillan set about overtaking the second placed car. However, unfortunately this didn’t prove possible as the race was cut short due to a competitor’s accident. Nevertheless, 3rd place on the winners’ podium was a great result for McMillan / Russell.Read more...
10 REITER GALLARDO RACE CARS COMPETING ALL AROUND THE WORLD THIS WEEKEND
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Full timetable keeps GT racing fans busy this weekend!
The Australian GT Series is held in Sandown near Melbourne. 3 Reiter Gallardo GT3 race cars are entered for the 3 races taking place on Saturday and Sunday.
2 Reiter Gallardo race cars will be participating in the season finale of the North-American race series in Tooele/Utah.
Another 4 Reiter Gallardo GT3 race cars will be competing in the GT Asia Series in Sepang.
Moreover, Imperiale Racing aims to continue its strike of success in the Italian GT from Paul Ricard in Vallelunga this weekend.
Our fingers are crossed for all Gallardo teams!