Rebecca Jackson to race KTM in Euro GT4

by Joe Hudson

Keeping with her Project Le Mans objective, Rebecca Jackson has taken another step towards her goals after announcing a drive in the Competition102 GT4 European Series.

Racing a Reiter Engineering KTM X-Bow GT4, Jackson will be racing across Europe in one of the safest – and fastest – GT4 cars to date, with a Le Mans Prototype-style carbon monocoque.

Jackson said of the car in The Telegraph: “Last year it achieved podium finishes at every round of the GT4 series and several victories. Horsepower might seem low at 360bhp from the four-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbocharged Audi engine, but what counts is the speed you can carry through corners, and how late you can brake. That the KTM weighs just 999kg helps in both regards, as does the Le Mans-style paddle-shift gearbox.”

Taking in rounds at Silverstone, Monza, Pau, Spa-Francorchamps, Hungaroring and Zandvoort, Jackson – a former BRSCC Production Boxster Champion – will be racing on circuits frequented by the best sportscar racers on the planet, a perfect opportunity to put her training into action to see how she stacks up compared to her future rivals.

It will also be a good test of her endurance, with a three-hour round at Silverstone – where the Euro GT4 grid combines with the British GT Championship like it does for the two-hour round at Spa – it’ll give vital experience of long stints and race management.

Rebecca said: “It will be an exciting season of international racing at Monza, Pau, Spa, Hungaroring and Zandvoort supporting high-profile races such as Blancpain and DTM.”

The first round of the Competition102 GT4 European Series takes place on April 24 at Monza, supporting the Blancpain GT Series  Endurance Cup.

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