Reiter launches GT young driver award
Sportscar constructor Reiter Engineering will launch a new contest in Europe this year, offering two rising stars funded GT3 seats in the 2017 Blancpain Sprint Cup.
The Reiter Young Stars contest will be run within five rounds of SRO’S GT4 European Series and will centre on young drivers sharing Reiter’s KTM X-bow GTS.
Each entry will be backed by a different European university, which will provide two student engineers and a marketing student to form the technical team behind the car. Each team will also receive support from Reiter’s factory technicians.
Points will be scored according to race results, but additional points will be awarded for fastest race laps and aspects such as tyre wear. There will also be a classification for the engineering students as well as the drivers, which will be judged by a panel of motorsport professionals.
Reiter estimates the budget to be 59,000 euro (£44,000) per driver. The overall winners will receive a GT3 seat in the Blancpain Sprint Cup, along with a package of entry fees and 20 sets of Pirelli tyres.
The series begins in Italy at Monza before heading to Pau, Spa, the Hungaroring and Zandvoort.