X-BOW BATTLE AT THE DTM AT RED BULL RING
World Champions make their guest appearance!
The German Touring Car Masters (DTM) gets ready to welcome numerous superstars at Austria’s Red Bull Ring this weekend and so naturally the KTM X-BOW BATTLE must be prepared to do the same. During the two races (Saturday at 13:40 and Sunday morning at 09:10) there will be a repeat of the legendary duel between double Motocross World Champion Heinz Kinigadner and Vice ‘Wok” World Champion Christian Clerici that was first seen at last year’s races in Brno, Czech Republic.
“BATTLE” organizer Georg Silbermayr has spared neither effort nor expense to ensure that something worthy of a World Championship can be cooked up and so has also engaged the skills of double Barbeque World Champion Adi Matzek. Some 33 drivers, including KTM test driver Reini Kofler, six-times national Rally Champion Raphael Sperrer – aka “Major Adolf Kottan”, Plus-city boss Ernst Kirchmayr and Laura Kraihamer (Dominik’s sister) will fight for victory on the Red Bull Ring. And as well as the thrill of two exciting races, there will also be the cozy ambience of the KTM one-make series atmosphere to enjoy.
Georg Silbermayr, himself is behind the steering wheel under the pseudonym “Bernie Silverstone” says: “For us it’s not just about winning but also about getting together for an enjoyable weekend!” This doesn’t mean that the drivers don’t take the racing seriously, as Heinz Kinigadner will underline by jetting between the Red Bull Ring and the Erzbergrodeo, the Motocross mega event at nearby Eisenerz. “For me its all about beating Christian (Clerici) and Georg (Silbermayr) just like I did in Brno in 2012. They need to watch out!” One just has to wait and see if the sale of spare parts reaches new heights this coming weekend…