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Home race hopes for Team True Racing and KTM

23 May 2023

Next up on the Fanatec GT2 European Series Calendar is round two at the Red Bull Ring, Austria – home ground for Team True Racing, KTM and four out of the team’s six drivers. 

Flying the flag for team and country in the Am class is Klaus Angerhofer in the #16 KTM. Lying second in the standings after scoring second in race two at Monza, Angerhofer claimed pole position and two podiums at the Red Bull Ring last year. 

"Monza showed where we stand and gave us confidence,” said Klaus. “For Spielberg, the podium is the goal and I'm sure we'll succeed. I'm particularly looking forward to my teammate Sehdi Sarmini joining the team. We both know the Red Bull Ring very well.”

Sehdi Sarmini returns to the GT2 field to join forces with Angerhofer for the first time for round two in Austria. Returning for a third season in the series, Sarmini sealed outright and Pro-Am victory at Spa in 2021 with Stefan Rosina, and earned further Am honours alongside Kris Rosenberger last term.

“It’s great to be back in the Fanatec GT2 European Series. Finally, home again at the Red Bull Ring!” says Sarmini. “The upcoming event is a super chance to showcase our car in front of our friends and family. I expect the track to suit the KTM X-BOW GT2 very well.”

Team True Racing’s second all-Austrian driver pairing of Hubert Trunkenpolz and Reinhard Kofler will continue their Pro-Am campaign next weekend. For Trunkenpolz, CEO of KTM Sportscar GmbH and Member of the Executive Board of KTM AG, Red Bull Ring is a particularly special event. 

"The race weekend at the Red Bull Ring is always a highlight and the track is of particular importance to us. The KTM X-BOW GT2 is produced in Graz – only an hour away,” says Trunkenpolz. “The second round of the Fanatec GT2 European Series will be held at our home track, and we are looking forward to fighting for podiums in front of our home crowd."

Although Reinhard joins Trunkenpolz in the #17 KTM for the first time this season, the Austrian has already tasted GT2 success on home ground and is looking for more of the same next weekend.
“It was my first race in the Fanatec GT2 European Series at the Red Bull Ring last year and we ended up on the podium,” he comments. “It should be a good place for me and Hubert to get a good result. We will keep pushing and fighting for positions and hope to end up on the podium. The line-ups from the other KTMs also are quite strong, so we should all together be very strong and competitive.”

Stefan Rosina and reigning Pro-Am champion Nicolas Saelens, who won the title alongside Steines Longin last term, will also be looking to give Team True Racing and KTM a home race to remember. With one podium already earned at Monza last month, the duo will be hunting for their first win of the season on home ground in the #15 car.

Action for round two of the Fanatec GT2 European Series at the Red Bull Ring begins on Friday 26 May with free practice and qualifying, ahead of two 50-minute races across the weekend.