KTM True Racing confirms Fanatec GT2 European title attack on two fronts

KTM True Racing confirms Fanatec GT2 European title attack on two fronts

KTM True Racing returns for a second Fanatec GT2 European series campaign in 2022, attacking on two fronts with full-season KTM X-BOW entries in both the Pro-Am and Am categories.

The race-winning pairing of Stefan Rosina and Sehdi Sarmini will again join forces in the #16 Pro-Am KTM X-BOW. The Austrian duo of Hubert Trunkenpolz and Klaus Angerhofer will also return to the team in the #17 Am entry for all six Fanatec GT2 European Series rounds.

Sarmini and Rosina started their maiden GT2 campaign on strong form last term, fifth at Monza leading to a first series podium at Hockenheim. But it’s the second race at Spa-Francorchamps that will long live in the memory of KTM. Having claimed pole position, Sarmini and Rosina earned the marque’s maiden GT2 European Series win, beating the might of Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini in Belgium.

Rosina said: “We were very happy to represent KTM X-BOW in such a fantastic series last year. Our first win at Spa was something that we were really happy to achieve, scoring the first overall win for KTM in the series. GT2 is a nice mix of a semi-professional racing series, with cars with a top-speed and horsepower that’s very similar to GT3 machinery, with reasonable running costs. KTM together with Reiter Engineering did a very good job developing the X-BOW GT2. We hope to fight for top positions once again this year.”

Sarmini said: “As an amateur in a Pro-Am car, there was a lot to learn in my first season. For sure, our overall win at Spa was amazing. For my part, I’m looking to build on last year’s performance with more consistency. It is a real pleasure to compete for KTM True Racing managed by Reiter Engineering in this wonderful Austrian car!”

In the Am category for Bronze drivers, KTM board member Trunkenpolz and team-mate Angerhofer aim to build on a positive first GT2 season with True Racing. Impressing from the outset with a podium at Monza, the duo will be looking for a repeat performance at Imola next month.  

Trunkenpolz said: “Our first season in the GT2 European Series was super exciting! My highlight has to be the podium finish in Monza, plus racing on famous circuits like Spa and Paul Ricard for the first time with the stunning KTM X-Bow! To finish on the podium again this season would be great. It’s a very professional series and I hope it will develop and find its place in GT Racing. There is absolutely a place for such an exciting format for amateurs!”

Angerhofer added: “The upcoming season promises to be a very exciting one with the growing field of cars and drivers. I feel well prepared and I am convinced that we can achieve great things as a team!”