Re­iter launches GT young driver award

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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.

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