On a par with the more powerful GT3 competition: at the Nürburgring, KTM customer team CCS Racing demonstrated the potential of the KTM X-BOW GTX in an impressive way. In adverse conditions, the team not only secured second place in qualifying but also temporarily led the field. Strong achievements by razoon – more than racing rounded out the performance on 1 and 2 July.
“The KTM X-BOW GTX was developed to deliver maximum performance also in difficult conditions at the race track,” Reinhard Kofler said. “So exactly the conditions as we experienced at the Nürburgring this weekend. For instance, the car has a very well balanced and therefore high level of mechanical grip. That enables us to make particularly good use of our strengths in some sections of the Nürburgring.”
Kofler and his teammate Uwe Schmidt managed to convert the advantages into positions that were gained on the timing screens. Especially in the one-hour GT60 race, the CCS duo managed to impress. While rival teams struggled in the heavy rain, Kofler made progress lap after lap. After 15 minutes, he took the lead in the overall ranking for the first time and later brought the car in to hand over to Schmidt while still in first place. In the second half of the race, the latter brought the KTM X-BOW GTX home without any mistakes.
Meanwhile, Denis Liebl and Dominik Olbert secured the class win. With a further KTM X-BOW GTX, the razoon – more than racing duo showed a strong performance in the GT60. Liebl underlined his achievement with second place in the first of the two GT Sprint races. Like during the races at Hockenheim and Lausitzring already, he scored valuable points for the championship in the process.
For Rick Bouthoorn and Daniel Drexel, the hunt for points proved to be considerably more difficult so far. The two young drivers in the razoon – more than racing team are driving the Evo version of the KTM X-BOW GT4 in the 2023 season. “Initially, we had to try a few things with the set-up, but at Lausitzring, we also simply had bad luck,” Drexel summed up the opening half of the season. In the Nürburgring round, the duo scored a top 10 result in the GT4 Junior standings.
"At the end of the day it was a cool weekend for us," said Dominik Olbert, team manager of razoon - more than racing. "Each of our drivers had their highlights. Daniel has never been as close to the top with his lap times. Furthermore, I was very happy about Rick's qualifying performance as well as our GT60 victory."