A strong weekend at Spa: True Racing by Reiter Engineering scores a pair of commanding wins

The fourth weekend of the GT2 European Series was held at Spa-Francorchamps on 23 and 24 July, giving True Racing by Reiter Engineering a double reason to celebrate. At the occasion of the SRO Speed Week, the team, running a total of three KTM X-BOW GT2 at the Ardennes roller-coaster track, scored two victories.

On Saturday already, Filip Sladecka and Stefan Rosina with the #15 KTM X-BOW GT2 clearly showed their intention of playing a decisive role during the race weekend. Sladecka secured pole position for the first of the two races with a margin of almost 2.5 seconds. In the race, the duo proved to be equally dominant and controlled proceedings throughout. Eventually, Rosina crossed the finish line almost 17 seconds clear of the opposition and secured the first lights-to-flag win of the season in the process. 

Teammate Rosina equally laid the foundation for the second success in qualifying. Having started the race from third on the grid, the Slovakian charged into the lead in the first corner and remained in the front-running group until the driver change. After the mandatory pit stop that, in line with the regulations, was ten seconds longer following the victory in the first race, Sladecka found himself in fifth place. Lap after lap, the KTM driver worked his way up until overtaking the leader on the final lap to bring home the second victory of the weekend.

“For me, it was a perfect weekend. We are very proud. After all, it is the first time this season that a car wins both races during a weekend. This is a huge success for the entire team,” Sladecka said afterwards. “It may have looked easy, but we worked really hard to find the perfect set-up and to make optimal use of the tyres.”

For the two KTM duos in the Am class, meanwhile, the weekend at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps had some difficulties in store. As a result, Sehdi Sarmini and Kris Rosenberger were classified sixth in class with the #16 KTM X-BOW GT2 in the first race. In the second race of the weekend, they worked their way up to fourth. They were followed home by Klaus Angerhofer and Hubert Trunkenpolz who finished fifth and sixth in the category.

After four race weekends, there is now a summer break of around two months coming up in the GT2 European Series. The action continues at Valencia in Spain on 17 and 18 September.