The young True Racing drivers already created a furor last season when they competed in the GT4 European Series as the "Reiter Young Stars." Reini Kofler and Eike Angermayr were victorious, and Laura Kraihamer picked up impressive podium places. Together with the Reiter Engineering Team, the “Reiter Young Stars” setup was then restructured during the winter to create a highly professional environment for these True Racing drivers who will once again be on the grid for the GT4 European Series.
The team, until now an all-Austrian affair made up of Laura Kraihamer from Salzburg, and Reinhard Kofler and Eike Angermayr, both from the province of Upper Austria, has been further strengthened for the 2018 season by the addition of Dutch driver Stéphane Kox, who will drive with Eike Angermayr. Team principal Hubert Trunkenpolz commented on ‘his drivers’, saying: “I'm very pleased that we've been able to put together such a strong line-up for the GT4 European Series. The combination of these highly motivated young drivers is not only exciting but also speaks of success. All four have already shown that in the KTM X-BOW GT4 they are amongst the absolute fastest and I'm convinced that we’ll experience many fantastic races in the coming season!”
Team boss Hans Reiter, who, with the team from Reiter Engineering is responsible for the operation of the two vehicles, is looking forward to a total of six racing weekends. “True Racing has a very strong team with these four drivers, and with the KTM X-BOW GT4, they have the car with the highest potential. We're looking forward to the competition with the biggest and most well-known car manufacturers in what is now the strongest GT4 racing series in the world.”
The drivers are also excited about being part of the competition and Stéphane Kox will celebrate her premiere in the True Racing Team. “This engagement is a big opportunity for me. True Racing and KTM are behind the project. With Eike, I have a strong team colleague and with Hans Reiter, a very experienced team boss. And thanks to my sponsors I can fully concentrate on the GT4 European Series this season. I’m delighted about that.” Eike Angermayr added: “Last year I was able to show what I can do and I’m sure that Stéphane and I will continue this upwards trend this season." The driver pairing Laura Kraihamer/Reinhard Kofler is also highly motivated. “With our wins and podium places in 2017, we were able to show that the KTM X-BOW GT4 is the perfect vehicle for being right at the front of the pack. We’re going to prove that again this year”.
GT4 European Series 2018:
07.04. - 08.04.2018: GT4 European Series Zolder
05.05. - 06.05.2018: GT4 European Series Brands Hatch
23.06. - 24.06.2018: GT4 European Series Misano
21.07. - 22.07.2018: GT4 European Series Spa-Francorchamps
01.09. - 02.09.2018: GT4 European Series Hungaroring 15.09. - 16.09.2018: GT4 European Series Nürburgring