X-Bow Owners: Get Ready To Race!

KTM offers affordable racing at the European Hill Climb Championship in Rechberg

The Rechberg hillclimb enjoys cult status in Austria.  At just over five kilometres long, the twisting route ascends through the idyllic countryside surrounding the village of Rechberg.  The event has grown in popularity since 1972, and now has an excellent reputation on the international hillclimb racing scene.  The ‘Rechbergrennen’ (Rechberg Run) not only features prominently in the Austrian Hill Climb Championship, but is also on the FIA European Hill Climb Championship and the FIA Historic Hill Climb Championship calendars.

Rechberg Hill Climb

Rechberg Hill Climb

For 2009, the 37th International Rechbergrennen, known as the “Große Bergpreis von Österreich” (the Austrian Hillclimb Grand Prix) is the opening event of the European Hill Climb Championship, and is expected to attract around 200 competitors from across Europe.  The event always attracts huge crowds; in 2008 the over 35,000 fans enjoyed the race and the equally spectacular setting.

Together with the Austrian Motorsport Association (OSK), and the race organisers, (the MSC Bruck an der Mur), KTM is delighted to offer all X-BOW owners the sensational opportunity to participate in this year’s competition,  mixing it with the international hillclimb racing stars. 

The “KTM X-BOW Hillclimb Battle” offers owners the opportunity to experience thrilling competitive motorsport in an affordable package, fully supported by KTM.   X-BOW owners can compete with their road-legal, fully homologated X-BOW, and will experience technical scrutineering, drivers’ briefing, three practice runs and two timed competitive runs. 

In addition to seeing their times posted among the overall results, X-BOW drivers will also be able to compare their performance with other owners in a dedicated class administered by KTM.  X-BOW competitors will also benefit from technical assistance from KTM’s own onsite support team, who will be on hand to guide them through the race weekend.

What’s included:

  • Competitive racing instruction by KTM works racing drivers Cathi Felser and Dennis Retera
  • Technical assistance from KTM works support team for all technical and vehicle set-up requirements
  • Parking in a central paddock for all X-BOWs and access to exclusive KTM hospitality area
  • Assistance for drivers and cars to ensure compliance with all regulatory and official requirements (including technical scrutineering)
  • Onsite support of KTM technicians  for spare parts and repairs in the unlikely event of an accident
  • Entry into the ‘KTM Hillclimb Battle’ and full event support programme with dedicated KTM winner’s ceremony

Friday 24 April 2009:

  • From 9:00 am: 
    Guided tour of the KTM X-BOW production facility in Graz
    Visit to Rechberg Hillclimb route with guidance from the KTM works racing drivers
  • From 5:00 pm: Handover of day racing licence and car pass
  • From 6:00 pm: Registration and technical scrutineering of vehicles
  • From 8:00 pm: Dinner for X-BOW owners

Saturday 25 April 2009:

  • From 9:00 am: Three practice runs

Sunday 26 April 2009:

  • From 10:00 am: Two competitive runs
  • From 4:00 pm: “KTM X-BOW Hillclimb Battle” winner’s ceremony

For full details, visit the KTM website where you can download application forms and information packs for the event. 


News April 7th 2009

New workshops and services for 2009

During March we completed the second phase of expansion at the Seven Acres site which has now doubled the size of our workshops.  The increasing demand for our services has made this essential!  With a redesigned layout (incorporating a customer lounge and coffee bar!) we are now able to provide our main functions under one roof.

To go alongside the expansion, we’re also offering some new services to meet the growing demands of our customers:

- Vehicle Preparation to meet championship regulations
- Track & Race Day Support (Lotus & KTM)
- Vehicle Transportation & Storage
- Corporate Event Vehicle Hire
- Driver Training Packages

I think it’s going to be a busy year!

For more information on the services and support we can offer you and your Lotus, please contact Greg or Marianne on 01473 811811 or sales@hangar111.com

News April 7th 2009