Jack­son joins new Young Stars KTM se­ries

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British racer Rebecca Jack­son will con­test the new Reiter Young Stars se­ries in Europe this year at the wheel of a KTM X-bow GT4.

Jack­son, who has com­peted in the GT Cup and BRSCC Porsche se­ries in re­cent sea­son, is the first Bri­ton to sign up to the new class.

The Young Stars se­ries is a new one-make class run in as­so­ci­a­tion with KTM. It holds races within SRO’S Euro­pean GT4 Se­ries and pro­motes ris­ing engi­neer­ing tal­ent by hav­ing two stu­dent en­gi­neers work on each car. Reiter Engi­neer­ing also sup­plies a pro­fes­sional en­gi­neer to over­see each car. Jack­son’s co-driver has not yet been con­firmed.

Jack­son, who has as­pi­ra­tions to race in the Le Mans 24 Hours, said: “Reiter ap­proached me about join­ing so I went to Ger­many to see the car and fell in love with it. The KTM will be very dif­fer­ent to what I’ve raced be­fore. The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup I raced last year was more pow­er­ful and had an ag­gres­sive gear­box, the KTM is much more lightweight, ag­ile and has a flat floor so I’ll be rac­ing with aero­dy­nam­ics for the first time.

“The Young Stars se­ries is a re­ally in­ter­est­ing pro­gramme so it will be an ex­cit­ing sea­son and the top scor­ing male and fe­male driv­ers win a fully funded seat in the Blanc­pain GT Se­ries for 2017, so there’s clear pro­gres­sion.”

Rebecca Jack­son is the first Bri­ton signed up toy­oung Stars seat

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