Wednesday, July 27, 2011

KTM X-Bow Race

Motorsport is very important for KTM, as indicated by the "company motto Ready to Race". Therefore logical that at the time that plans for the series production development, KTM intended to run the X-Bow competitively on the track. Together with Dallara, KTM has developed its own racing version, with cars running in the GT4 European Cup by German race team, Reiter Engineering. The decision by KTM to place the first race of the X-Bow in the hands of Reiter, rather than enter the championship with an in-house, a factory-run operation, KTM can use the GT4 entry of a pilot project to "power" the development of future applications of motorsport customers, and the production model.

While the production road car, KTM has taken advantage of a broad competence in the world-famous Italian rider Loris Bicocchi racing KTM X-Bow racing development. It 'been heavily involved in the program from the beginning of the X-Bow test driver and played an important role in its chassis and dynamics tuning. Biccochi motor sports experience in testing, development and racing of many of the world's most prestigious supercars - including the Koenigsegg CCR and the Bugatti Veyron.

In retrospect, KTM can say that the X-Bow saw the date on the track. Although designed for the road car, racing DNA is at its core and motorsport was a logical step. Together with an expert team Reiter Engineering GT, KTM soon found the GT4 European Cup by Stephane Ratel and manages SRO ideal racing series of the X-Bow. Sports Racing Light category, KTM, and met with opponents of the Lotus Donkervoort, but the KTM X-Bow also took a team of huge fort in the primary GT4 European Cup Series, with their Aston Martin N24, the BMW Z4 M Ford Mustang and Nissan 350Z.