Having previously successfully competed in the 24 Hours of Dubai with the Reiter Gallardo GT3, Reiter Engineering takes on their first Challenge for the 2017 racing season. The team heads to this weekend’s 24 Hours of Dubai with two KTM X-Bow GT4's competing in SP2 and SP3 with two driver line ups which promise not to disappoint.
The first of the two cars (#246) will host an all female and multinational driver line up. South African junior factory for Reiter Engineering Naomi Schiff will be joined by two of 2016's Reiter Young Stars competitors, Australian Caitlin Wood who successfully claimed the RYS Ladies championship title, as well as Norwegian Anna Rathe who had several podiums during the RYS season. To round up the strong female team, the trio will be joined by newcomer to the X-Bow GT4, Marylin Niederhauser from Switzerland who has experience in formula racing. The girls will be competing in the SP3 category which has 20+ cars competing for victory. The second KTM X-Bow GT4 (#247) will aim for victory in the SP2 category. This Tri-national team will be a tough contender for the SP2 competitors. The first of the four driver line up is American Brett Sandberg who proved his speed in winning the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Championship at the Wheel of an ANSA Motorsport KTM X-Bow GT4. Sandberg will be joined by another KTM X-Bow GT4 veteran, Dore Chaponick Jr. who worked and drove alongside Sandberg for ANSA Motorsport in the 2016 PWC collecting valuable seat time in the car. The pair will join forces with their season long rival, Canadian Anthony Mantella, who also fought for the Pirelli World Challenge championship with the X-Bow GT4 in 2016 and had several successful results. Finally up and coming young German driver Benjamin Mazatis, who has formula and VLN experience, will join this experienced driver line up to take on his first race with the KTM X-Bow GT4. The 24 hour race with a 100 car field will be filled with professional as well as gentlemen drivers will take no prisoners. Both cars aim to run a smooth and consistent race with as few mistakes and problems as possible to climb their way to success. The car has already proved to be a well suited car for endurance races and therefore their goal is well within reach.