Mads Siljehaug & Lennart Marioneck joined by Patric Niederhauser in Monza...
After successfully competing in the Reiter Engineering junior development programme “Reiter Young Stars” in 2016 & 2017, young Norwegian driver Mads Siljehaug (22) won the R.Y.S title in 2017, earning himself a cockpit for the 2018 season at the wheel of the Reiter Gallardo R-EX GT3.
“Driving in a professional GT3 championship will be a huge step for me as a driver. I’m sure that I will learn a lot from the task that lies ahead of me and I’m really looking forward to the first experience this weekend in Monza.” – Siljehaug.
German driver Lennart Marioneck(29) who also competed in the R.Y.S championship in 2016 & 17, became vice champion of the R.Y.S series in 2017 awarding him the ability to join Siljehaug for the 2018 GT3 season.
“i am very happy and thankful for the chance that Reiter Engineering gave me to come back to GT3 racing. It's been a dream to join GT3 racing again for the past 2 years. With such a strong field of cars and drivers in the Blancpain GT Series, my goal is to finish in the top 5 cars of the Silver cup. I am really looking forward to finally race again this weekend!” – Marioneck.
Once it was decided that the drivers would participate in the renowned Blancpain Endurance Series in 2018, the Hunt for a fast Silver driver to join the R.Y.S duo was on.
Patric Niederhauser completes the #24 “Reiter Young Stars” trio. Niederhauser(26), a talented Swiss driver, brings valuable experience to the already strong silver R.Y.S line-up. Having competed in GP3, ADAC GT Masters, European Le Mans Series and more in the past years, Niederhauser is certainly prepared for the challenge ahead.
“It’s an honour for me to drive with the RYS winners. They have showed their great potential in last year’s GT4 championship. It's going to be a big challenge for us to drive in this strong field in Monza but I am sure that we are going to make our mark.”
Finalizing the Reiter Young Stars Team is the troupe of Swedish Engineering and Marketing students from the University of Chalmers, consisting of Jon Jaleby, Hakan Richardson & Erik Karlsson. The students participated in the 2017 Reiter Young Stars championship, where they showed undoubted potential whilst competing against 7 strong European universities and collecting points across the spectrum from set-up challenges to marketing challenges.
“We are looking forward to the season and the great opportunity given by Reiter Engineering. It is going to be a challenge stepping up to the Blancpain Endurance Series but we are optimistic and we are here to give all we have!” – Jaleby.