Team QTO racing started at the GORM 24 in Poland (Olszyna Motopark) last week with two vehicles, one of the most extreme races in Europe. The race lasts 24 hour and in total
In total only 105 teams were allowed to start, in 5 different classes (T1, T2, T3, Q1, Q2). The 20 km Off Road track in Olszyna was challenging for both- drivers and vehicles and not all made it till the finish line. Team QTO on a Textron Off Road Wildcat XX smoked all the competitors in the Qualifying and started from the first position- and finally passed the finish line on 2 nd place in the T3 class.
In consideration of that the team only had less than a month to prepare and to set up the XX for the race, this result gained a lot of respect- as well among the other racing teams. Except the planned 3 hours stops (driver change, refill of petrol and minor servicing) the Textron Off Road Wildcat XX never forced the team for an additional stop- outstanding for a more or less stock vehicle.
Apart the XX QTO prepared a Wildcat X and finished in 3 rd position among the lady class.
What a great weekend for the athletes and Textron Off Road in Poland.
As the 24th edition of Austria’s Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble approaches, Arctic Cat by Textron Off Road will be the event’s Exclusive Media and VIP Guest Transportation Partner.
Known the world over as the toughest off-road motorcycle race, the four-day event in Eisenerz, runs from May 31-June 3, attracts up to 1,500 competitors from over 40 nations along with thousands of spectators and a huge global television audience.
For the fifth consecutive year, Textron Off Road will assist the event by transporting the world’s media and key organising personnel around the expansive Erzberg iron ore quarry and surrounding mountainside.
For 2018, Textron Off Road will have 31 vehicles and 23 drivers employed on a daily basis and are expecting to cover a combined total of 500 hours seat-time and 11,000 kilometres. Utilising Arctic Cat’s wide range of side-by-side and UTV machinery, the team will have three WILDCAT X LTD, four WILDCAT SPORT LTD, four WILDCAT TRAIL, one HAVOC, two STAMPEDE 4, three STAMPEDE, two PROWLER 1000 XT, two PROWLER HDX 700, two PROWLER 500, four ALTERRA and four ALTERRA TRV in Eisenerz.
To ensure operations meet the demanding schedule, the team will also be backed up by an on-site, fully equipped, 400-metre square service shop.
Text / Photos by Robert Lynn / Enduro21.com
Thank's to SUMEKO OY for theire great efforts during last year.
Photo shows Lotta Sandstrom (Director Export & Purchases) and Klaus Mairoser (Sales Director Europe & Africa)