2018 season recap

racing season recap 2018
racing season recap 2018
- Championship battle for GT4 Central decided in Zandvoort.
- Silverware earned in competitive GT4 Europe
- First female Champion in X-bow Battle
- Preperation underway for Dubai 24H

The 2018 racing season comes to an end for Reiter Engineering. For the KTM X-Bow GT4 & Reiter Gallardo R-EX it has been another busy year between the GT4 European series, GT4 Central European series, X-bow battle, creventic series & Blancpain Endurance series we leave behind us a lot of competitive results and good racing.
With two victories, one second place and a third place all secured in the first round of the GT4 Central European Series at Autodrom Most, it promised to be an exciting season! Marylin Niederhauser at the wheel of the K-Racing X-Bow GT4 dived straight into the lead of the championship, a position she maintained throughout the season with team members Benjamin Mazatis, Ilmari Korpivaara & David Klar all in close pursuit.

Last weekend the teams travelled to Zandvoort to battle it out one last time in what would prove to be the championship decider. Unfortunately despite collecting another pole position & podium with a good performance from all the drivers, in the end Marylin Niederhauser finished second overall in the Pro-Am Championship just 5 points behind the winners. Third place went to our drivers Benjamin Mazatis & Ilmari Korpivaara who showed good pace throughout the season & David Klar who drove  his debut season in the KTM and in GT racing secured fourth place. 
Moving on to the very competitive GT4 European Series which had a field of over 40 cars throughout the 2018 season… The teams: #22 & #23 True Racing X-bow GT4‘s of Reinhard Kofler/Ferdinand Stuck - Laura Kraihamer/Eike Angermayr as well as the #24 Felbermayr X-bow of Gottfried Pilz had no easy task ahead of them. 

However, strong results and impressive races were delivered throughout the season. Kofler & Stuck achieved their first podium of the season in Misano followed by another podium for the pair at the season Finale in Nürburgring.
In Hungaroring it was the Felbermayr duo of Pilz & Siljehaug who worked their way onto the podium. The drivers were able to display the potential of the cars by constantly being within the top 5 & securing the team some hard earned silverware.
In the KTM one make series X-Bow Battle, this season True Racing joined forces with Reiter Engineering to support drivers Naomi Schiff, Eike Angermayr, Laura Kraihamer, Reinhard Kofler & Takis.
Schiff, who competed in all but one race this season fought hard to collect 7 pole positions and 6 victories. With a 39 point gap ahead of Sergej pavlovec in the Sprint championship schiff secured the title making her the first female to win an X-bow Battle championship.

Adding to the „girl power“ Kraihamer who took part on some occasions also took home a victory in RedBull Ring.
Our Reiter Young Stars Mads Siljehaug & Lenny Marioneck stepped up this season into the prestigious Blancpain Endurance Series & managed to prove that the RYS formula created by Reiter Engineering which was designed to prepare drivers to climb upthe motorsports ladder has done exactly that. In Monza the team had a combined qualifying position of P4 in a starting field of 60 cars. 

With the help of their fast Swiss co-driver Patric Niederhauser, the trio competed against seasoned veterans and factory drivers from all over the world & scored a well deserved podium in Silverstone.
Mads Siljehaug who has displayed tremendous talent in his seasons of racing with Reiter Engineering, is welcomed to the team as he ends this season with a factory deal at Reiter Engineering.

Now the preperations for the 2019 24H Dubai get under way…

The success of the KTM teams during the 24H Barcelona again proved the strength, durability & cost effectiveness of the KTM X-bow GT4 in endurance racing.
With the knowledge gathered in Barcelona the team is now well prepared to offer its strongest package for endurance races yet! 


Partners of Reiter Engineering

  • KTM
  • Valvoline
  • True Racing
  • LePlan GT Wine
  • Brauerei Schoenram
  • Holinger Europe

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