Reiterer wins GP of Italy in “Reiterer” Fashion
23-25.05.2015, Castro Italien
Story & Photos: Kev-Racing Media
After a successful start into the season with a victory in Croatia at the first European Championship, Reiterer traveled with his Team to South of Italy to compete at the UIM Aquabike World Championship.
Between the best riders of the World, Reiterer took home the overall victory at the second round of the UIM World Cup.
The racers were fighting on the Italian seafront for the Grand Prix of Italy and more important points for the overall Championship. The young student qualified second, which made up a great starting position for his first moto. On the next day however the wind changed and 2 meter unpredictable ocean waves hit the rough shore of Castro. Due to technical and tactical reasons Reiterer decided to race with his less powerful backup ski.
This meant less horsepower and the start from last position in the field. As it seems Reiterer wasn’t influenced by both of these disadvantages as he made his way through the pack in “Reiterer” fashion.
Even his competitors had to admit his talent and performance while he got through the field and finished second behind Mickael Poret (FRA).
“I love these conditions. It really shows the aspects of our sport. There is no horsepower or handling setup that might help. It’s just your physical condition and your mental aspects to get through such a race”,
explains the IJSBA World Champion. The second moto was characterized by as smooth as a mirror flat water. Reiterer knew the risks of his 80hp weaker boat but another change of boat was not on his mind. He set the goal to go out there and do the best he can. As he made the pass a la “Reiterer” for the lead in the last laps after a hard charge during the whole race, the crowd was stunned. “Listening to the Austrian Hymne at the GP of Italy
fulfilled a dream”, says the most successful Austrian motorsports athlete with a smile on his face.
Kevin Reiterer, a young watersport athlete from a country with no sea around overwhelmed the world class athletes of his sport once again.
The next race of the World Championship will take place in China in the first week of October. Meanwhile, Kevin is racing several Championships in Europe.
How far the young sportman will take his career remains uncertain, however one thing is for sure, Kevin already left a mark in the sport he loves and when you enter a room and you hear his name a slight astonishment wanders around…
Results GP of Italy