The debut which the series made last year has been very successful. In 2018, the “KTM X-BOW CUP powered by MICHELIN“ will now go into its second season as part of the VLN endurance championship Nürburgring. This year, the series calendar includes all of the nine long-distance races. And there are more innovations. The biggest and most important one is that the Permit A had previously been a requirement for competing with the KTM X-BOW GT4. Due to the approval granted by the DMSB, it is now also possible to drive the X-BOW in the VLN with the Permit B. The car will for this purpose be fitted with additional weight and with an updated engine electronic with reduced power in order to comply with the mandatory power/weight ratio. There will be a separate classification within the Cup for the Permit B starters.
KTM will also extend their customer service within the framework of the Cup. In addition to the well-established spare part service on-site and a Technical Delegate, there will next year be the “KTM X-BOW Cup powered by MICHELIN LOUNGE” as meeting point for all the teams. The winners of the “Young Drivers” (up to 25 years) and “Gentlemen” (from 40 years) categories as well as the overall winner will again be able to enjoy a new KTM motorcycle as a premium.
In 2017, four KTM X-BOW GT4 had already participated in the VLN. The results were remarkable. Aimpoint Racing with the father-and-son duo Axel and Max Friedhoff achieved lap times of about 08:30 minutes. Nils Jung and Florian Wolf who had moved up from the Toyota Cup made it even into the top twenty. The brothers Johannes and Ferdinand Stuck of ISERT Motorsport were the dominating team in the CupX classification.