Following much anticipation in the GT4 racing sphere over the winter break, the GT4 Central European Series finally debuted today at a rather sunny Autodrom Most in
Joining the promising new starting field, Reiter Engineering enters 4 KTM X-Bow GT4s which will be piloted by returning faces from the 2016 & 2017 Reiter Young Stars cup, as well as new members to the Reiter family. Free practice one is already completed and our teams look to be ready to take on the challenge this weekend and fight for their positions on the first ever GT4 Central podiums.
Car #23, the True-Reiter KTM X-Bow GT4 will be piloted by none other than Sergej Pavlovec. Sergej, who is no stranger to the KTM GT4, steps directly out of the KTM one make series X-bow Battle & Creventic Series where he drives the RTR Projects KTM GT4. To add to that, Pavlovec (a Czech native) will have the upper hand and valuable track knowledge on his home turf. Competing in the AM category, Pavlovec, being not required to have a co-pilot, will pilot both one-hour races on his own but still aims for an overall podium result.
Car #24, the Felbermayr-Reiter KTM X-Bow GT4, will be piloted by Maciej Dreszer, who participated in the 2016 Reiter Young Stars championship and currently participates on the Felbermayr-Reiter KTM X-Bow GT4 in the highly competitive 2018 GT4 European Series. David Klar joins drezser as a new-comer to circuit racing. Klar, who much like Pavlovec, benefits from the support of a home-crowd, has a bigger challenge ahead of him as he steps fresh out of a Kart to make his debut in circuit racing this weekend. Dreszer and Klar compete in the Pro-Am Category.
Car #25, the Holinger-Reiter KTM X-Bow GT4, will be driven at the hands of Benjamin Mazatis & Ilmari Korpivaara. Mazatis who first joined Reiter at the 2017 24H of Dubai, went on to participate in the RYS series and scored podiums in the Pro-Am category in the GT4 Northern series. This year Mazatis has come back to do exactly the same with his new co-driver Korpivaara. Korpivaara newly joins the Reiter team after only having his first test with the team in the car a few weeks ago. Korpivaara showed undoubted talent as he quickly adapted to the car. The pair promises to be a potential contender for the overall title.
Lastly, but most definitely not least, car #26 the K Racing-Reiter KTM X-bow GT4, piloted by familiar forces. Marylin & Patric Niederhauser, pair this time as co-drivers for the first time! Marylin returns this season, after participating in last season’s RYS championship where she progressed positively throughout the year. This season she has set her mind on taking her experience from last year to the next level by scoring valuable points and podiums. Patric, her better half, is no new-comer to the game of GT motorsport. Niederhauser once again showed his strong performance last weekend by setting the outright fastest quali lap in the 60 car strong Blancpain Endurance start field in Monza. This weekend the two plan to put together their strengths and fight for the Pro-Am Podium.