Motorsports in autumn brought with it some excellent success for KTM X-BOW competitors. Czech Republic’s Team RTR Project a.s. competing with drivers Sergej Paulavets, Milan Kodídek, Pavel Heiník and Tomáš Miniberger succeeded in lifting a trophy after the KTM X-BOW GT4’s premiere endurance race.
The team almost had to make an early departure after a crash in training for the “Hankook 12h Epilog Brno 2015” but thanks to the repair-friendly KTM X-BOW GT4 and the support from Reiter Engineering they were able to start from pit lane. At the end of a grueling overtaking chase they still managed to secure an outstanding third place in class SP3!
Regular X-BOW BATTLE competitor Ernst Kirchmayr was also able to deliver a great performance in Brno. Not only did he take the overall victory in the X-BOW class of the “Artbauer Racedays”, but he also won the first sprint and the Endurance race in Brno as well as the overall Sprint title for the second time since 2013!
The Austrian driver put his trust in the new, advanced developed KTM X-BOW RR+, which, as well as having a sequential six gear Holinger transmission, also features an upgraded engine with around 450 horsepower. A corresponding upgrade kit will soon be available in the KTM PowerParts program. It can be ordered for all new KTM X-BOW models ex factory or also ordered for all existing X-BOWs.
At the SRO “Night of Champions” there were three very good reasons for the Team ZaWotec from the Austrian province of Styria to celebrate: First place in the GT4 AM class, second place in the GT4 Team class and third place in the GT4 PRO class. This was a fantastic success for the KTM customer team, which fielded two KTM X-BOW GT4s in the past season.
Team boss Mario Wolf offered profuse thanks to “All those who helped and offered support, to the team members and naturally the drivers and sponsors, without whom such an outstanding success would not have been possible.” Naturally there was a big celebration to honor the drivers Sascha Halek and Peter Ebner, where they also received their trophies.
Last but not least there is also extremely good news from Asia. At the first race of the “Asian Le Mans Series” the Swiss Team “Race Performance” took the victory competing in an LMP2 car. What was particularly interesting was the pairing of the two drivers.
Alongside former F1 driver Shinji Nakano in the LMP2 was reigning X-BOW BATTLE champion Niki Leutwiler. The Swiss competitor was extremely happy to be able to deliver a strong performance to the victory: “It was an extraordinary event and I can only say that everything just fell into place!” His training year in the X-BOW BATTLE has definitely paid off!