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Camaro Debut Delayed, Reiter Opts for Gallardo for Monza

Engine issue keeps Camaro out of Monza season opener…

Photo: Laurent Mercier

Photo: Laurent Mercier

Reiter Engineering has opted not to race the SaReNi Camaro GT3 at the Blancpain Endurance Series opening round at Monza this weekend.

The team ran the Camaro during the ADAC GT Masters test at Oschersleben earlier this week, where the car suffered an engine problem. In order not to jeopardize the entry of the car in the ADAC GT Masters season opener in two weeks Reiter decided to replace the Camaro with one of its Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 in Monza.

“We discovered the error and must now concentrate on preparing the SaReNi Camaro GT3 for the start of the ADAC GT MASTERS season at Oschersleben in two weeks,” Hans Reiter said.

“The Blancpain Endurance Series race at Monza would have been the perfect warm-up for the SaReNi Camaro. However, due to the embarrassing mistake at Oschersleben we are now running out of time.”

As inititally planned Peter Kox, Tomas Enge and Albert von Thurn und Taxis will race the Lamborghini at Monza.

“The Reiter Gallardo should demonstrate at Monza that it is better on high-speed circuits than it was in 2013,” added Reiter.

The Camaro GT3 is now set for a Blancpain Endurance Series debut at the Paul Ricard round in June.

Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including



  1. Southcove

    April 11, 2014 at 9:32 am

    hmn, big ugly brick or sleek stiletto…? Interesting choice given the rule book limits of GT3 development.

  2. Anonymous

    April 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Disappointing the Camaro would have been well suited for Monza hopefully it can debut at Paul Ricard.

  3. Anthony Thomas (@djfourmoney)

    April 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    What they are really saying is –

    1) Either they don’t know what happen to the engine
    2) In either case it doesn’t matter because….

    3) To get a new engine or have an engine rebuild by Katech in time for next weekend given possible customs issues, this was the easier option.

    • TJ

      April 11, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      They said something was wrong with the engine way to state the obvious Also Why do you have a link from 2012?

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