After its great success in the Japanese Super Taikyu Series - class victory in its first international race in the Motegi five-hour event - the new KTM X-BOW GTX is also victorious in its second major race, this time over the distance of 12 hours: In the first European race of the Creventic 24 H Series, the Felbermayr KTM X-BOW GTX with its crew Horst Felbermayr, Eike Angermayr, Nicolai Elghanayan and Mads Siljehaug won the GTX class and was able to achieve an excellent tenth place overall.
Although, the racing weekend on the demanding but beautiful Italian track did not start well: On Wednesday and Thursday, the KTM X-BOW GTX had one unplanned "meeting" with the trackside walls each, whereupon the team from Reiter Engineering hat to get the lightweight super sports ready to drive again twice. Thanks to its modular design, this was done quick and easy. From this point on, the car in the traditional Felbermayr colors ran like a clockwork. After 15th place in qualifying, the car and the drivers were able to shine in the first part of the race on Friday afternoon, most of the time in a three-way battle with two Lamborghini Huracan Supertrofeo cars and even taking over the overall lead at some point. On Saturday, as Horst Felbermayr had already announced as the geoal before the race - the focus was on gaining experience with the new KTM X-BOW GTX. This requirement was met flawlessly by all those involved.
The team boss responsible for the mission, Hans Reiter, was accordingly enthusiastic at the finish: “We received the car right before the race, directly from the factory in Graz, so to speak. We were only able to install the loggers, position lights and necessary systems; there was no time for a roll-out. And then the car - apart from the two mishaps and the necessary repairs - drove without a single problem from Wednesday morning to Saturday evening. We didn't do anything other than refueling and changing tires. And of course it was especially nice to watch when Horst fought with the two Lamborghinis on Friday. That clearly shows how well the KTM X-BOW GTX works in long-distance races." Horst Felbermayr, who drove both the opening and the final stint, was also extremely satisfied: “We had hoped that we wouldn’t just cover the distance, but that we also get a good result. This tenth place overall and the dominant victory in the GTX class is of course more than satisfying for our debut with this car. I just got out, but I can hardly wait for the next race to start!”