The Zell am See way of wintersports
The GP Ice Race had its inaugural edition last year. The revival after 45 years was so successful, the organisation had no other choice than doing it over again. Just as in the heydays, the GP Ice Race is nothing else but 2 days of motorsport in extreme conditions. No need to tell the 10.000 visitors experience an exceptional atmosphere. An atmosphere hard to describe, you just have to be part of it. The ice cold wind, the sun, the ice, the snow.. and the smell of fuel .. the ice crushed by the spiked wheels..
Both amateur and professional racers, teams and manufacturers compete across a multitude of classes to be the best on the ice. Buggy’s, 2WD, 4WD, they all want to be the fastest on the ice-track at the old airport of Zell am See. And with the strong connection of the city Zell am See and the Porsche family, the GP Ice Race is a winter highlight for Porschephiles and fans of all motorised dreams. After all, Wolfgang Porsche still lives in the Schuttgut , the Porsche family estate, in Zell am See.
The number of Porsches on the track is overwhelming. Ofcourse there are other brands too, especially Skoda (another brand of the VW Group) is well represented. But it is clear that the GP Ice Race is mainly about Porsche. And with the support of the Porsche factory, an organisation has more possibilities. Richard Lietz and Patrick Long are just some of the big names that show up on the startgrid. And Hans Joachim Stuck drives his F1 car over the ice, and that might be a world premiere.
All results of the GP Ice Race 2020 can be downloaded from their website. And you better be quick to be book your hotel for the 2021 edition. It promises to be another huge success. Just as the inaugural Ferdinand Porsche Memorial Ice-race that took place in 1952.
Picture Gallery of the 2020 GP Ice Race
Pictures courtesy Trevor Noble and Rüdiger Mayer (Schnell mal Essen – Racing and Recipes )
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