Flat-out racing on ice and snow returns to Zell am Glimpse in Austria this month, when the inaugural GP Ice Flee is trip on January Nineteenth and Twentieth. A contemporary re-imagining of the spectacular ice races held within the gap from 1937 to 1974, the match is the brainchild of Vinzenz Greger and Ferdinand Porsche, immense-grandson of Dr Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951).
“For more than forty years, spectacular car races on ice as well to skijoring (skiers towed within the abet of vehicles) fascinated the of us at Zell am Glimpse,” notes Ferdinand Porsche. “Even sooner than World War I, there became once an ice bustle for motorbikes on the lake. In the course of the Fifties, the match evolved into what we currently take into yarn, once we hear about skijoring.
“The first skijoring competition in remembrance of my immense-grandfather Dr. Ferdinand Porsche took location on 10 February 1952. Four years later, the match became once renamed “In memoriam Prof. Dr. h.c. Ferdinand Porsche”, now that includes ice races for motorbikes and vehicles. The match became once no longer won by a Porsche – but by a DKW. In a couple of weeks, we can bring abet this legendary match from obscurity, newly interpreted as “GP Ice Flee”.”
Porsche celebrities from all over will relieve the match, but, in keeping with the accepted ice racing ethos, there is rarely this kind of thing as a special remedy for the genuine names. “There are no VIP tickets for paddocks and containers simplest for privileged company,” said Ice Flee ambassador and motorsport myth, Hans-Joachim Stuck. “At our match, the trace is furthermore in actual fact cessation to the motion and the stars.”
Other genuine names from racing and rallying comprise Walter Rörhl, Richard Lietz, Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas, Imprint Webber, Timo Bernhard and Jochi Kleint. The two-day program substances point to rides of film huge name riders, outdated skijoring, where skiers are pulled across the snow by racing vehicles, the competition of most in model racing and rally vehicles and demo rides of ancient motorsport vehicles such as Otto Mathé’s accepted Furhmann-engined “Fetzenflieger”, now owned by the Hamburg Car Museum PROTOTYP.
Car Museum PROTOTYP founder and director, Oliver Schmidt, will possible be piloting the Fetzenflieger on the tense observe and is already taking a seek for ahead to the bustle: “Otto Mathé won this match four times with his infamous monoposto within the Fifties, so if truth be told expectations are excessive! Whether I’m succesful of equal the efficiency of the staunch “Ice King” will possible be considered at the purpose to rides on Saturday and Sunday afternoon but either manner this could be a quantity of fun for each person!”
Zell am Glimpse: GP Ice Flee Match Schedule
Saturday January 19 2019
- eleven:00 AM Opening match home
- 12:00 AM Initiate of the match
- 1:00 PM GP Ice Karting, Qualification & Day closing runs
- four:00 PM Tell races & specials
- four:30 PM Qualification & Day closing runs
- 8:20 PM Tell races & specials
- 8:50 PM GP Charity Ice Karting, Qualification & Day closing runs
- 10:00 PM Pit Lane Night
Sunday January 20 2019
- 7:30 AM Opening match home
- 8:30 AM GP Charity Ice Karting, Qualification & Day closing runs
- 15:10 PM Tell races & specials
- 15:40 PM Day closing runs, Final