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...