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!
SUCCESSFUL DEBUT FOR G-DRIVE & REITER AT BLANCPAIN GT SERIES
Monday, 08 September 2014 12:00
On its first appearance in the Blancpain GT Series in Portimão, the Gallardo FL2 GT3 with Roman Rusinov/Tomas Enge finished twice well in the top 10 and in the points
For the fifth event of the Blancpain Sprint Series, G-Drive Racing joined forces with Reiter Engineering and brought a brand new Gallardo FL2 GT3 to the grid. The bright orange bull was driven by Roman Rusinov and Tomas Enge. As a result, an old partnership between Rusinov and Reiter Engineering was rekindled. The partnership celebrated success together in the Le Mans Series in the days of the GT1 Murciélago R-GT.
The newly formed team made a brilliant start on the Algarve. In free practice, Enge / Rusinov initially set the best time of the day with a 1m 43.924s. Qualifying on early Saturday morning, to decide the grid order for the qualifying race, went the way of G-Drive Reiter Engineering as the team scooped pole position. With a fastest lap time of 1m 42.589s, Enge / Rusinov beat their best time from the previous day.Read more...
VICTORY AND PODIUM FOR THE GRASSER RACING REITER GALLARDO
Monday, 08 September 2014 08:50
Blancpain GT Series Portimão: Grasser Racing still in championship battle with Reiter Gallardo after victory and podium
Reiter Engineering customer Grasser Racing maintained contact to the championship leaders after the weekend in Portuguese Portimão on the Algarve. After setting top times in free practice, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Hari Proczyk put their Gallardo FL2 GT3 firmly on the front row in second place after qualifying. Bleekemolen then took the lead after winning the drag race against the G-Drive Reiter Engineering driver Tomas Enge. Grasser Racing stayed at the front while posting consistent lap times on the limit and also held the lead after the driver change. Hari Proczyk fended off the persistent competition and took the third victory for Grasser Racing in a qualifying race in the Blancpain Sprint Series.
Proczyk initially held the lead in Sunday’s main race, but was overtaken by a rival after a safety car phase. At half-distance, he finally handed over the car to Jeroen Bleekemolen.Read more...
ITALIAN GT PAUL RICARD. VICTORY AND PODIUM FOR IMPERIALE RACING
Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00
Bartolotti/Barry successful with Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 at Paul Ricard
Imperiale Racing entered a Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 for Mirko Bortolotti and Giacomo Barri in rounds 7 and 8 of the Italian GT Championship at Paul Ricard, South France. Barri qualified ninth on the grid for race 1 on Saturday. On the opening laps Barri initially moved up to seventh position before handing over to Bortolotti at the mandatory pit stop. When the safety car was deployed following an accident on the track, Bortolotti was already fifth. The race went green again with only three laps left to run. Mirko Bortolotti reacted immediately, promptly won two positions and set fast lap times at the head of the field. Bortolotti / Barri finally took the win in this final dash for the flag by an incredible 8.3 seconds.Read more...
ONE-TWO FOR REITER IN WORLD CHALLENGE AT SONOMA
Monday, 25 August 2014 02:00
Gentlemen drivers Albert von Thurn und Taxis and Marcelo Hahn proved their potential at the weekend.
In qualifying on Saturday morning, the two Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 racecars gave a glimpse of what is possible. Gentleman driver Albert von Thurn und Taxis set the fastest time in GT-A. His team mate Marcelo Hahn’s lap time was good enough for 3rd place. In Saturday’s first race on the race track in the Californian desert, the Regensburg born racer led the GT-A class field until lap 22, closely followed by Brazilian Hahn. A technical problem on the Reiter Gallardo GT3 forced von Thurn und Taxis to end the race four laps before the finish. A spin on lap 18 while running second dropped Marcelo Hahn down the order.Read more...
PODIUMS IN AUSTRALIAN GT AND BLANCPAIN SPRINT SERIES
Monday, 25 August 2014 01:00
Blancpain Sprint Series Slovakia Ring: podium and robbed chance for Grasser Racing
Hari Proczyk and Jeroen Bleekemolen travelled to the Slovakia Ring with the Grasser Racing Team as second placed duo in the standings. Second and fourth places in free practice as well as second fastest in qualifying showed impressively that the Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 was in the running. Bleekemolen started the totally wet race from row 1 and fought with progressively worsening conditions and the tough competition. Hari Proczyk took over the cockpit for the second half and withstood the pressure of his closest rivals. Their hard fought second place saw them further narrow the gap to the championship leader.
The target in Sunday’s main race was yet another podium position.Read more...
ROBUST REITER GALLARDO FL2: ENGE SURVIVES MULTIPLE CARTWHEEL UNHARMED
Saturday, 23 August 2014 00:00
Podium for Grasser Racing in weather chaos at the Slovakia Ring
A horrendous crash immediately after the start and extremely difficult weather conditions caused two long interruptions and breathtaking moments during the Blancpain Sprint Series qualifying race at the Slovakia Ring. The start of the actual 60 minute race started promisingly. While Jeroen Bleekemolen in the Grasser Racing Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 took the lead, Tomas Enge in the Reiter Engineering Gallardo FL2 GT 3 made up several places after starting from eighth position.
However, at the exit of the first corner he tangled with another competitor and was pushed sideways across the grass. The Gallardo snagged the guardrail and cartwheeled through the air several times.Read more...
3 REITER GALLARDO FL2 GT3 RACE CARS CONTEST BLANCPAIN SERIES
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00
8 racecars from Reiter Engineering in action worldwide at the weekend: Blancpain Sprint Series, Australian GT, Pirelli World Challenge, CEZ Endurance
Dedicated GT3 racing fans will be able to indulge their passion at the weekend: the Blancpain Sprint Series returns from its summer break and stages round 4 of the international GT3 Championship at the Slovakia Ring. Rounds 13 and 14 of the Pirelli World Challenge are held simultaneously in Californian Sonoma, while at the other end of the globe the Australian GT continues its continental GT Championship with round 4 in Sydney.
Racecars from the Reiter Engineering stable are in action at all three events: 3 Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 alone will join the Blancpain Sprint Series grid. Under the Reiter Engineering race team banner, the driver duo Stefan Rosina/Tomas Enge will aim to fight at the front of the field in number 88.Read more...
VICTORY FOR DILANGO RACING WITH REITER GALLARDO IN SEPANG
Monday, 18 August 2014 00:00
Two top 10 results for Team Boss Dilantha Malagamuwa and two podium finishes in the GTM class for Dilango Racing in Sepang.
Reiter Engineering customer Dilango Racing enjoyed a strong weekend at the fourth GT Asia Series event held at Sepang, Malaysia. After a completely wet qualifying session, Dilantha Malagamuwa / Nathan Antunes had to scramble through the field from start 13th on the grid for Saturday’s first, dry race. A spin at the start cost additional time, however at the end of the 60-minute sprint the blue Gallardo FL2 GT3 took the chequered flag in a good sixth place. The team’s second car in the GTM class performed even better. Takuma Aoki / Ken Urata in a Gallardo LP560 GT3 crossed the finish line second in their class and, in doing so, continued their excellent run of results in the gentlemen’s class. Ninth place in the GT3 went to Yuk Long Siu in the LKM Racing Gallardo.Read more...
PODIUM FOR REITER GALLARDO GT3 IN SUPER GT
Monday, 11 August 2014 00:00
Super GT Fuji: podium for Gallardo FL2 GT3 in Japan
Treacherous weather conditions and plenty of water on the circuit made the fifth round of the Japanese Super GT championship at Fuji an extremely difficult race. Shinya Hosokawa and Koji Yamanishi from team CrystalCroco fought their way from seventh on the grid to third position in their Gallardo FL2 GT3. The winners of the last race at Sugo, Manabu Orido / Takayuki Aoki, had to settle for 21st place and one lap behind after almost 3 hours of racing.
ADAC GT Masters Slovakia Ring: two solid races for Grasser Racing
Grasser Racing competed in the ADAC GT Masters at the Slovakia Ring, close to Bratislava, with a single Gallardo FL2 GT3 for Gerhard Tweraser and Tomas Pivoda. Following difficulties in the practice sessions, Tweraser / Pivoda took twelfth place in both 60-minute races.
REITER GALLARDO GT3 WINS PRESTIGIOUS SUPER GT RACE AT SUGO
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00
Team Manepa Lamborghini took victory in the internationally renowned race series with a racecar made by Reiter Engineering - next round this weekend
The interest in the originally purely Japanese racing series Super GT is enormous. The races of the now international championship are broadcast worldwide on TV. The range of super sportscars could hardly be greater: super sportscars from BMW, Audi, Porsche, McLaren or Aston Martin fight against Asian manufacturers like Nissan, Honda, Toyota or Subaru for victory. The Super GT series consists of eight rounds held mainly on Japanese race tracks.
The driver duo Manabu Orido/Takayuki Aoki from Team Manepa Lamborghini took the GT300 class victory in a wet Sugo race in their Reiter Engineering developed Reiter Gallardo GT3 and, in doing so, beat Team Leon SLS with its Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 as well as the Audi R8 driven by Richard Lyons/Tomonobu Fujii.Read more...
ANOTHER PODIUM FOR ALBERT VON THURN UND TAXIS IN REITER GALLARDO GT3
Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00
Reiter Engineering score two top 10 positions in Mid-Ohio in the Pirelli World Challenge
The Reiter Engineering squad enjoyed a successful race day at the Mid-Ohio track close to Lexington. While the previous day’s race was held in chaotic weather conditions and was ultimately cancelled after the red flag was displayed, the Reiter Engineering drivers Albert von Thurn und Taxis as well as Marcelo Hahn lined up on the grid on Sunday in perfect conditions.
Von Thurn und Taxis made a fantastic start to the 45-minute sprint race in his Reiter Gallardo GT3 and immediately moved up three positions on the opening lap. He fought for the GT-A division lead for four laps before the field was slowed due to an accident. Over the following laps Albert von Thurn und Taxis defended his second place, which he held to the chequered flag.Read more...
3RD PLACE FOR THURN UND TAXIS IN REITER GALLARDO GT3 IN MID-OHIO
Sunday, 03 August 2014 00:00
3rd place for Albert von Thurn und Taxis in the first race of Pirelli World Challenge in Mid-Ohio
Gentleman driver Albert von Thurn und Taxis took third place in the GT-A class in a strange race packed with crashes and effected by erratic weather. The Regensburg born racer, who contested his fourth race on North American soil in Mid-Ohio under the banner of Reiter Engineering, could not repeat the his excellent performance from practice and qualifying where he topped the time sheets in the GT-A class in both sessions.
Sure von Thurn und Taxis - unimpressed by the pile-up at the start of the race - moved into the top 10 overall and defended his position until the yellow flags were waved again due to another crash. But, he couldn’t improve his position further due to heavy rain that swept across the race track in Mid-Ohio during this phase.Read more...
HAHN & THURN UND TAXIS RACING IN REITER GALLARDO IN MID-OHIO
Friday, 01 August 2014 00:00
Albert von Thurn und Taxis and Marcelo Hahn are set for round 11 and 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge in Mid-Ohio
Round 11 and 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge are held in Mid-Ohio this weekend. Marcelo Hahn and Albert von Thurn und Taxis will be competing with their Reiter Gallardo GT3 race cars fielded by Reiter Engineering.
Both drivers aim to live up to "old" successes again: Albert von Thurn und Taxis finished the season opener of the North-American race series 3rd, Marcelo Hahn - who competed in nearly every round of the race series - notched up four wins in the GT-A class...
The schedule for the "Honda Indy at Mid-Ohio":
Free practice 3 pm EST (9 pm CEST)Read more...
HAHN IN HIS REITER GALLARDO GT3 SCORES IMPORTANT POINTS IN TORONTO
Monday, 21 July 2014 00:00
After victory the day before, the Reiter Engineering driver takes the flag in fourth place.
The Pirelli World Challenge proved to be just as tough in Toronto, Canada. The tight street circuit without runoff areas forced drivers to adopt a clean driving style. The Reiter Engineering driver Marcelo Hahn was already aware of this on Friday in free practice. He destroyed his actual Gallardo FL2 GT3 accident, which meant that he had to run the rest of the weekend with a spare chassis.
Hahn was on course for a podium position in the GT-A division from the very beginning of the second race at the event in Toronto, and like the previous day was able to escape the competition’s worst skirmishes. A longer full course yellow at half distance didn’t put the Reiter Engineering driver off his stride.Read more...
4TH GT-A VICTORY FOR REITER GALLARDO GT3 IN PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE
Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00
Reiter Engineering victorious again in the USA - One-two finish prevented by accident caused by competitor
The Brazilian Marcelo Hahn won a race in the Pirelli World Challenge for the fourth time season at the wheel of the Reiter Engineering Gallardo FL2 GT3. The turbulent ninth round of the North American GT sprint series in Toronto, Canada went in favour of Hahn thanks his combination of assertive driving and patience.
Hahn with his Reiter Gallardo Gt3 started the race around the near 2.9 kilometre street circuit in the Toronto city centre from fifth on the grid. He made up a position immediately on the first lap, but was held back initially due to a long full course yellow following an accident in the smaller GTS class. After the race went green again, Marcelo Hahn gradually worked his way to the front.Read more...
2 REITER GALLARDO GT3 FIGHTING FOR TOP POSITIONS IN TORONTO
Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:00
Albert von Thurn und Taxis returns to the Pirelli World Challenge. Marcelo Hahn hopes to claim the victory spoils again in his class.
Round 11 and 12 of the North-American race series Pirelli World Challenge, that is part of the famous Indycar series, are held this coming weekend (18-20 July) around the streets of Toronto/Canada. Among the entries are two Reiter Gallardo GT3. The racecars start under the Reiter Engineering banner and will be hustled around the Toronto street track by Albert von Thurn und Taxis and Marcelo Hahn.
Following his three GT-A class victories in races 6, 8 and 10 of the Pirelli World Challenge, the Brazilian gentleman driver Marcelo Hahn aims to break his jinx: in Birmingham/Alabama, Detroit/Illinois and at Road America/Wisconsin there were 2 races during the race weekends – one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Hahn retired from each Saturday race, but consistently took class victory in each of the races on Sunday.Read more...
STRONG PERFORMANCES OF THE REITER GALLARDO GT3 RACE CARS
Monday, 07 July 2014 00:00
Reiter Gallardo GT3: Podium for NSC Motorsport at Zandvoort, Pro Am Trophy victory for Grasser Racing in Blancpain Sprint Series
Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3: podium for NSC Motorsport at Zandvoort, Pro Am Trophy victory for Grasser Racing
The strong performance by Reiter Engineering customer team Grasser Racing with the Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 went unrewarded in the Blancpain Sprint Series at Zandvoort on Sunday. Starting from pole position, Hary Proczyk held the lead in the changing weather conditions all the way to the mandatory pit stop. Unfortunately, a lot of time was lost during the pit stop due to a problem, which meant that Jeroen Bleekemolen returned to the track in twelfth position. By the end of the race after 31 laps, Bleekemolen was able to fight his way back up to fifth position. The driver duo now holds second place in the championship standings.Read more...
VICTORIOUS SATURDAY FOR REITER GALLARDO GT3 RACE CARS
Saturday, 05 July 2014 00:00
Twin wins for Grasser Racing in the Blancpain Sprint Series at Zandvoort
Vattana Motorsport dominates the Thailand Super Serie with Reiter Gallardo and SaReNi Camaro GT3
Grasser Racing carried over where it left off on Friday – in top form. In qualifying the team grabbed pole position for the 60 minute race with a fabulous time recorded by Jeroen Bleekemolen. The Reiter Engineering customer team dominated the qualifying race almost as it desired with its Gallardo FL2 GT3. Jeroen Bleekemolen drove the opening stint and quickly pulled away from the field. On the dry track, the Dutchman built up a cushion of a good four seconds, which he was even able to extend slightly as rain fell just before the mandatory pit stop.
As the weather conditions worsened, the team gambled and brought the Gallardo FL2 GT3 in to pit lane exactly as the pit stop window opened.Read more...