ONE-TWO CROWNS CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00
Reiter Engineering customer Vattana Motorsport takes drivers’ and teams’ titles in the Thailand Super Series, Tomas Enge signs off with two victories in SaReNi Camaro GT3.
Reiter Engineering customer team Vattana Motorsport fittingly rounded-off a successful 2014 Thailand Super Series season. Tomas Enge took pole position with a lap of 1m 37.887s in the Camaro GT3 at Thailand’s most important motorsport event of the year – the Bangsaen Thailand Speed Festival 2014. This was the first ever pole position on a street circuit for the Reiter Engineering developed Camaro GT3.
Chonsawat Asavahame in a Gallardo FL2 GT3 entered by Vattana Motorsport ensured that the front row was monopolised by Reiter Engineering products. This grid formation should make the weekend very exciting, even though these two drivers sat first and second in the championship...Read more...
KTM AND REITER: GT RACE CAR FOR CUSTOMER RACING
Friday, 12 December 2014 00:00
The announcement from Reiter Engineering GmbH & Co KG and KTM Sportcar GmbH that they are working on a new KTM racing car has caused quite a stir in the racing scene. Now there are further details for all those interested in putting their trust in a GT4 racing car from Reiter Engineering in the coming year, one that is homologated from SRO and Pirelli World Challenge.
The new rendering by KISKA points to the final design of the KTM racing car. The vehicle showcases the typically futuristic KTM design. Not only is the overall design impressive, but the technology behind the completely redesigned exterior will be state-of-the-art.
Hans Reiter, proprietor of Reiter Engineering explains further: “In the first stage we homologate the new racing car for both the SRO GT4 and the Pirelli World Challenge GT-S classes! The new KTM racing car will generate approximately...Read more...
THE NEW REITER GALLARDO EXTENSO R-EX
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
Reiter Engineering develops a far-reaching evolution of the proven GT3 car as Lamborghini’s official Gallardo GT3 partner and plans to enter the new racecar in the Blancpain GT Series, the US Pirelli World Challenge and the SRO GT Sports Club.
The name reflects the aim: the Reiter Gallardo FL2 GT3 receives a far-reaching and comprehensive facelift, ‘Extenso’, just like the Spaniards would say. The innovations do not only include looks and sound, but also handling and engine:
The rear of the Reiter Gallardo EXTENSO is significantly wider. The rear aluminium side panels are replaced by new carbon fibre rear quarter panels. At the same time, the rear axle track width is increased by a whopping 13 cm using new wishbones. As a result, the maximum...Read more...
3RD PLACE FOR DILANGO GALLARDO IN ASIAN GT
Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00
GT Asia Macau: 3rd place for Dilango Gallardo in finale
The GT Asia series finale was held on the challenging circuit in Macau: the narrow street circuit leaves no room for errors and demands precise and fast driving. In the GT Asia series classification, the Reiter Engineering customer Dilantha Malagamuwa took an excellent third place on the podium in the Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 fielded by Dilango Racing from Sri Lanka.
Super GT Japan: victory and podium finish for Gallardo FL2 GT3 teams in the GT300 class
The Team Manepa driver duo of Manabu Orido and Takayuki Aoki narrowly...Read more...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW PROJECT WITH KTM
Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00
The press release from KTM and Reiter Engineering published at the beginning of the week has obviously aroused interest and raised several questions. Many media representatives and customers have approached our partner and us with these questions. We would like to use this opportunity to answer the most frequently asked questions:
Will it be a GT3, GT4 or even a GTE racecar?
I can’t give you any concrete data today, but I’m happy to give comparable information.
The fundamental difference was clearly visible in the press release: the car has a closed cockpit and the outer skin of a super sportscar. The car will be similar in form to a Lamborghini Countach, which means a very flat and wide car. The design is, however, typical KTM: angular, chiselled, aggressive, and simply cool.
It’s certain that the new GT car will set new benchmarks on its class regarding safety and technology. It will possess all the traits of a state-of-the-art GT3 racecar and fulfills all the safety standards of an LMP car. As you see, we have combined...Read more...
NEW VEHICLE PROJECT FOR CUSTOMER RACING!
Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00
Reiter Engineering GmbH & Co KG and KTM Sportcar GmbH are working together on a racing car that will be available to customers in Europe, the USA and Asia. The construction of the vehicle and all of the logistics, including sales and supply of spare parts will be in the hands of Reiter Engineering.
The joint motor racing project represents a continuation of the successful partnership between Reiter Engineering and KTM Sportcar that dates back to 2008 when the cooperation resulted in overall victory in the “GT4 Sports Light European Championship”. At that time German driver Christopher Haase won the European GT4 Championship title driving a KTM X-BOW GT4, fighting against tough international competition.
Hans Reiter, responsible in recent years for the highly successful deployment of the Lamborghini...Read more...
PODIUM IN HIGHLANDS 101 ENDURANCE FOR GALLARDO
Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
Successful endurance debut for Camaro, podium for Gallardo - GT3 racecars manufactured by Reiter Engineering again proved their power and durability
Another good performance – this time – at the Highlands 101 endurance race conclude a quite successful racing weekend in New Zealand. 101 laps on the 4.1 km long race track meant a track time of nearly 3 hours, only interrupted by two compulsory pit stops. The M-Motorsport driver duo Justin McMillan and Steve Richards managed to finish their season with a position on the podium. They crossed the finish line in their Interlloy branded Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 third. With their 7th place, Ross Lilley and Paul Kelly at the wheel of the Koala Furniture Gallardo FL2 GT3 clinched the second top 10 position for the Gallardo racing teams.
Inky Tulloch and Craig Lowndes asserted themselves with their Kiwi colored SaReNi Camaro GT3 once again this weekend: After really good results...Read more...
AUSTRALIAN GT - TOP 10 AND VICTORY FOR GALLARDO
Saturday, 08 November 2014 00:00
Season finale in New Zealand for the Gallardo teams from Down Under
Justin McMillan and Steven Richards finished the season of the Australian GT Series with a 6th place in the second race. After their third position in the qualifying the Interlloy Duo aimed for a podium finish in the races. Unfortunately, they missed the time slot for the mandatory pit stop and driver change. They had to come into the pit once again and were classified on position 23 in the end.
The catch up race was off in the second and final run of the continental championship. By racing fast lap times with their Lamborghini Gallardo made by Reiter Engineering, McMillan/Richards raced into the top 10 and were only interrupted by the safety car phase at the end of the race. In the overall classement of the Australian GT 2014 Justin McMillan is ranked 4th, whereas Steven Richards is listed 7th as he could not compete in every race. Ross Lilley driving the Koala Furniture Gallardo achieved...Read more...
ALMOST POLE FOR KOX RACING GALLARDO
Monday, 03 November 2014 01:00
International GT Open Barcelona: Kox Racing knapp an der Pole Position vorbei
Ein Zeitenfeuerwerk brannte Peter Kox im zweiten Qualifying der International GT Open Serie ab. Mit seinem Kox Racing Gallardo FL2 GT3 holte er mehrere Sektorbestzeiten und schrammte nur denkbar knapp an der GTS Pole Position vorbei. Gerade einmal 0,004 (!) Sekunden trennten ihn am Ende von Startplatz 1.
In den beiden Sprintrennen teilte sich Kox das Cockpit des Gallardo mit Nachwuchspilot Maximilian Völker, der mit dem Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona ein weiteres Mal in diesem Jahr eine neue Rennstrecke betrat.
Doch das Profi – Youngster Gespann schlug sich erfolgreich und holte mit den Rängen 7 und 8 zweimal einen Platz in den Top 10.
GALLARDO RACECARS ON THE PODIUM TWICE
Monday, 03 November 2014 00:00
Thailand Super Series Buriram: Podium für Vattana Motorsport
Für die Läufe 5 und 6 zur Thailand Super Series reiste der GT Tross zum brandneuen Buriram Circuit. Erfolgreichster Reiter Engineering Kundenpilot des Wochenendes sollte Chonsawat Asavahame werden. Im weißen Gallardo FL2 GT3 entwickelt von Reiter Engineering fuhr er in beiden Sprintrennen mit Rang 2 jeweils auf das Siegerpodest. Damit übernimmt Chonsawat Asavahame auch die Tabellenführung in der Thailand Super Series. Die Spitzenposition abgeben musste Tomas Enge. Konnte er im SaReni Camaro GT3 im Qualifying die zweitschnellste Zeit fahren und Rang 3 im ersten Lauf holen, musste er das zweite Rennen frühzeitigbeenden, nachdem er die Schikane zu aggressiv genommen, die Streckenbegrenzung getroffen und dadurch die Lenkung in Mitleidenschaft gezogen wurde.Read more...
REITER RACECARS IN THE FIRST ROW ON THE GRID
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
The two Reiter Engineering developed GT3 racers Lamborghini Gallardo and SaReNi Camaro set new lap record at Monza
Reiter Engineering beat the competition in qualifying for the final round of the Italian GT Series at Monza with two completely different car concepts. Just before the end of qualifying, Tomas Enge topped the timesheets after setting a new lap record in the SaReNi Camaro GT3 entered by Solaris Motorsport. However, the Reiter developed Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 fielded by Imperiale Racing managed to beat the time by a mere 6 hundredths.
As a result, the front row for the second race on Sunday is completely in the hands of the two Reiter Engineering developed racecars, which could hardly be more different: the Lamborghini Gallardo is equipped with a lightweight mid-engine, the downforce generated is comparable to that of a formula car; characteristic for the Camaro is its brutal engine power, its incredible braking power and the large dimension tyres. ...Read more...
TOP 10 FINISH FOR IMPERIALE RACING AT MONZA
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Another good result for Barri / Bortolotti in the Italian GT Championship - Strong Camaro debut with Solaris Motorsport in Italy
Giacomo Barri started the penultimate Italian GT Championship race from fourth positon in the Imperiale Racing Gallardo FL2 GT3.
Before the early pit stop on lap 11, Barri held this position with a cushion to the chasing cars behind. Bortolotti took over the Gallardo cockpit at the stop. However, several positions were lost, so that the Italian duo had to fight to the front again. They moved up as far as 7th place, before the chequered flag fell after almost one hour of racing.
Barri / Bortolotti start tomorrow’s race (start at 11:50 / Live
http://acisportitalia.it/live-streaming) from pole position.
The second Reiter Engineering customer team Veloso Motorsport was unlucky at Monza. They were barged into a spin by a competitor while overtaking at Turn 1, then were forced to retire early with...Read more...
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...