True Racing by Reiter Engineering has announced its return to the Fanatec GT2 European Series with a three-car attack spanning both the Pro-Am and Am class categories.
The Austrian team has already announced reigning champion Nicolas Saelens will switch to the team to defend his Pro-Am crown alongside Stefan Rosina in the #15 KTM X-BOW. Rosina and his 2022 team-mate Filip Sladecka proved to be Saelens’ most fierce competition last term, pushing the title fight to the final laps of the season, so this will be a partnership to watch with interest.
Joining them for True Racing by Reiter Engineering’s assault on the 2023 Pro-Am honours will be Hubert Trunkenpolz and Reinhard Kofler in the #17 machine. A KTM specialist, Kofler is set for his series debut, while Trunkenpolz already holds a healthy haul of Am-class GT2 podiums to his credit.
Kofler comments: “I am really excited to join the Fanatec GT2 European Series. It’s a great championship, which is getting stronger and stronger, especially with all the manufacturers taking part this year and also the driver standard is really good. It’s a big opportunity for the team, KTM, me and Hubert Trunkenpolz and I’m really looking forward to getting some really good results and some podiums. They are some great tracks waiting for us and some great competition, so I can’t wait to start the engine – we’re ready to race!”
Leading the team’s charge in the Am category will be Klaus Angerhofer, who this year teams with Sehdi Sarmini in the #16 KTM X-BOW GT2. With both drivers claiming podium honours with different teammates in the class last term, the pairing is sure to rank among the title favourites.
The Fanatec GT2 European Series 2023 gets underway with the first double-header round of the season at Monza, Italy, 21-23 April.