Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
GT4 European Series at Monza Record-breaking entry list for 2016 Competition102
A total of 27 GT4 cars will take part in the opening round of the Competition102 GT4 European Series at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, which is a significant increase and also a new record. In addition to last year’s front runners V8 Racing and Racing Team Holland by Ekris Motorsport, promising newcomers are welcomed to the championship like Reiter Engineering that participates with eight KTMs X-BOW GT4. Both races, held in the same weekend as the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup, will be streamed live on gt4series.com.
Reigning champions Jelle Beelen and Marcel Nooren will once again compete with the successful Chevrolet Camaro GT4. The Dutch V8 Racing drivers face competition from team mates Duncan Huisman and Luc Braams.
After a difficult season last year, 2014 champion Racing Team Holland by Ekris Motorsport is aiming to strike back with two Ekris M4 GT4 vehicles. One car already debuted successfully during the final round held at Misano in 2015. The BMWs have been fine-tuned for the upcoming season.
The Dutch squad may expect fierce competition from PROsport Performance. The German team enter three Porsche Cayman PRO4 GT4 vehicles with race winner Peter Terting teaming up with Daniel Rymes from the Czech Republic. Jörg Viebahn, fifth in the standings last year, partners with Mike Hansch. Former DTM driver Carsten Struwe also competes with the new Porsche under the umbrella of the German team.
Reiter Engineering fields eight KTMs X-BOW GT4, piloted by young and up and coming drivers, supported by talented mechanical engineers and marketing students. It’s part of the ‘Reiter Young Stars’ programme, providing a playground to develop themselves. Both female and male champion of this programme receive a GT3 seat in the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.
Race winners Sofia Car Motorsport is represented by endurance racing experts Hendrik Still and Andreas Gülden, driving the Sin Cars Sin R1 GT4 in the PRO division.
A total of six Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4 cars are welcomed on the starting grid at Monza. Villorba Corse enters three vehicles, Maserati Spa and Swiss Team enter one each. Villorba Corse’s Luca Anselmi / Giorgio Sernagiotto and Swiss Team’s Mauro Calamia / Giuseppe Fascicolo are registered in the PRO division.
One of the contenders in the AM category is 2014 champion André Grammatico who makes his return with the BMW M3 GT4. The Frenchman now faces competition from at least Allied Racing BMW M3 drivers Jan Kasperlik and Dietmar Lackinger, Street Art Aston Martin Vantage GT4 competitors Albert Frédéric Bloem / Jérôme Demay and two of the Maserati’s.