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The 50th race on the Rechberg will be a brilliant highlight

Der Rechberg lebt…und bebt

Since the opening of the entry options, entries from the racing teams have been pouring in. There are already numerous well-known European Championship participants such as Christian Merli, Joseba Iraola Lanzagorta, Alexander Hin, Fausto Bormolini, Petr Trnka, Sebastian and Kevin Petit and Laszlo Szasz.

The Beta Swiss Team with Reto Meissl and Michael Zempt has also reserved a place in the paddock. Just like the lightning-fast Macedonian Igor Stefanovski, who is coming to the Rechberg in a completely rebuilt Ferrari 488 Evo.

Of course, the huge armada of mountain drivers also comes from Austria, such as Christoph Lampert (fastest Austrian in 2023!), Hubert Galli, Hermann Waldy, Alexander Frank and Andreas Hasler in the open cars. Austria’s fastest couple, Sigrid and Christian Ferstl, will also be taking part again.

The touring car elite with Karl Schagerl, Felix Pailer, Rupert Schwaiger, Reinhold Taus, Didi Sternad and Andi Marko have already announced their interest in taking part in the anniversary race. Erich Edlinger is also trying to get to the iconic course. He has built a prototype with no less than 4 (!) BMW motorcycle engines and wants to present this car at his home race. But they all face strong competition from the European Championship camp with Ronnie Bratschi, Milan Bubnic, Martin Jerman, Luca Gaetani and Marek Rybnicek, to name but a few.

The ultimate hillclimb race on the Rechberg will be held this year as the first round of the FIA European Hillclimb Championship (modern & historic). The Austrian Mountain Championship will also be held.

Tickets for the race weekend and for the helicopter flights can already be ordered in the store(www.rechbergrennen.co.at/shop) or purchased at the advance booking offices. Tickets are of course still available on site for last-minute visitors.

The organizers have installed an additional video wall this year so that fans can follow all the action from anywhere along the route. In the finish area on the Rechberghöhe, this will ensure that the guests there can also experience live what is happening in the lower section of the route.

The Rechberg Race, which has been held on the Rechberg in the Almenland region since 1972 and is one of the most important motorsport events in Austria, will be breaking new ground again from 2024.

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Tree planting campaign as a sustainability kick-off for the anniversary

Mayor Peter Raith (Fladnitz an der Teichalm), Mario Klammer, Peter Eibisberger, Christian Ferstl and Werner Faustmann came to Tulwitz in glorious sunshine with over 1,000 tree seedlings to hand them over to the local foresters.

And Mayor Peter Raith also speaks of a very clever action, because: “This will help to make the cult race on the Rechberg as climate-neutral as possible directly in the beautiful Almenland. And that in turn strengthens our leisure space, which we are so proud of. I am very pleased that the organizers of the Rechberg race are so committed to their work. This shows a sense of responsibility, which of course I warmly welcome in this form.

We want to make a big statement about sustainability,” explains the quartet from Rechbergrennen GmbH in unison. “With this campaign, we are able to bind the entire CO² emissions of approx. 10.6 tons that are generated in racing operations.”

The recipients of the more than 1,000 tree seedlings are also enthusiastic about this campaign. After all, this will allow over 1 hectare of new forest to be planted, which will of course also benefit the overall image of the popular tourist region for many years to come. True to the slogan: Styria – the green heart of Austria!

The mayor also appeals to the fans; “Please try to organize car pools. This is a significant step in the right direction. After all, we also want to hold our Rechberg race in the future. And the more sustainability you create, the easier this endeavor will be!

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Pre-sale offices for Rechbergrennen 2024 tickets

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Not only do you have the option of ordering your tickets in our store, but you can also have them delivered directly to your home or pick them up in Bruck an der Mur.
You can also buy them directly at the race or at one of our 4 pre-sale offices:

Pre-sale offices
Strobl gravel and concrete
Dr. Karl Widdmann Straße 100
8160 Weiz
Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 16:00
Friday 08:00 – 12:00
Fior GmbH
Grazer Strasse 94
8605 Kapfenberg
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00
Fior GmbH
Kärntner Straße 140
8700 Leoben
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00
Gasthaus Pröllhofer
Tulwitzviertl 9
8163 Fladnitz an der Teichalm
During opening hours
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The bracelets have arrived

Long awaited and finally here.
The entry wristbands for the Rechberg Race 2024 have arrived.
We will start shipping next week.

For all those who have selected pick-up on site. Please contact
Company “mea IT Services” on the 1st floor of Grazerstraße 11, 8600 Bruck an der Mur.
Time: Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 16:00

Please register briefly by telephone so that the order can be prepared.

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Innovations at the Rechberg Race 2024

Rupert Schwaiger beim Rechbergrennen

The Rechberg Race, which has been held on the Rechberg in the Almenland region since 1972 and is one of the most important motorsport events in Austria, will be breaking new ground from 2024.

Live entertainment will also be improved:

  • Larger video walls
  • Clearer paddock
  • Merchandising
  • Gastro
  • Fan Mile
  • Entertainment in the marquee

Everything gets a little better and more exciting. Of course, there will also be a live stream during the entire event. It already had over 70,000 (!) hits last year and was also awarded top marks by the FIA.

Information – constantly updated, of course – is available here on the website, as well as on the social media channels of Facebook and Instagram under #rechbergrennen.

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Green light for sustainability

Nachhaltigkeit Rechbergrennen 2024

Since last year, the organizing committee of the Rechberg Race has been acting and thinking very sustainably!

A dedicated team of sustainability experts evaluated the 2023 race. In cooperation with AMF, the first steps towards environmental protection are now being promoted and appropriate measures implemented.

Based on this analysis, the organizing committee will take a first step towards active CO2 binding in 2024:
The aim is to bind the direct emissions from “active racing operations” through a regional tree planting campaign. The OC team will purchase or provide 1,000 tree seedlings for various trees (larch, fir, beech, etc. – All in accordance with the recommendation of the Chamber of Forestry) and distribute them to private individuals from the “Rechberg” catchment area and the municipalities of Fladnitz a.d. Teichalm and Semriach.

The CO2 emissions of approx. 10.6 tons of CO2 per year associated with “active racing operations” are bound and thus neutralized.

We want to and must evaluate the event in terms of climate protection, develop and implement ways to reduce CO2 – so that we can continue to pursue our beloved passion, motorsport, with a clear conscience in 10 years’ time and beyond,” says Werner Faustmann, who is the sustainability officer on the organizing committee.

The Grand Prix of Austria thus takes on a leading role throughout Europe in the segment of mass motorsport, and the findings, evaluations and successes gained will be translated into an event guide by the AMF. This guide, in turn, is intended to help organizers of similar, national events to force a multiplication of the individual building blocks.

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Mountain spectacle for the 50th Rechbergrennen!

Sigrid Ferstl beim Rechbergrennen

The team with Mario Klammer, Peter Eibisberger and Christian Ferstl has been preparing for the legendary Rechberg race for some time now.
True to the motto “Never change a running system, just make it better“, a few adjustments are being made to offer fans and active players a wonderful platform.

It’s like a racing car. You have to develop it further in order to remain effective. It is often only the little things that lead to success.”, says Peter Eibisberger. And Mario Klammer adds: “Looking back, we can certainly consider our premiere last year a success, and now the 50th anniversary of the Rechberg race is just around the corner. Our entire team is working hard to give this anniversary a worthy setting!“. Christian Ferstl says: “We set ourselves a very high bar last year, but we will still do everything we can to put our experience into practice and make a few changes here and there.”

Fans will now be able to experience this classic mountain race on the weekend of April 26 to 28, 2024 – the FIA has already confirmed the date. And it will be the 50th race on the Rechberg – no other mountain event in Austria can look back on such a history.

This year, the ultimate hillclimb race on the Rechberg will even be the first round of the FIA European Hillclimb Championship (modern & historic). As a result, we can expect an even higher-caliber field of participants than last year. The Austrian Mountain Championship will also be held.

“The Rechberg race is one of the biggest motorsport events in Austria and is also steeped in history and long-established. This is precisely why there will be some innovations again from 2024, after all we are celebrating the 50th race in beautiful Eastern Styria,” say the shareholders in unison, adding “Both participants and fans can once again look forward to something big… Tradition combined with modern times – that is our declared aim.”

The company is also very proud of the cooperation with the local motorsport clubs and associations, as well as the broad acceptance among the population. “We still have a lot to do, but we are highly motivated and confident that the Rechberg Race 2024 will be a complete success!” says the dynamic trio of managing partners Klammer, Eibisberger and Ferstl.

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The mountain has a prophet!

Hauptsponsor des Rechbergrennens 2023 ist Dsire Tea Drink

Dsire Tea Drink is the official main sponsor of the 2023 Rechberg Hillclimb.

The upperstyrian beverage manufacturer supports the comeback of the hillclimb classic significantly.

We are meeting Bernhard Scheikl for the photo session in his office, where he welcomes us with a smile. “Now it’s fixed! I’m looking forward to working with the organizing team of the Rechberg Hillclimb. Mainly because I know exactly what it means to start from zero,” explains Bernhard Scheikl.

Bernhard Scheikl founded his Dsire Tea Drink empire in 2015 and is now one of the fixtures in the hotly contested beverage market. His irrepressible will and perseverance have always shaped him and that’s where Scheikl sees the most connections with the Rechberg Hillclimb. “I like the professional and meticulous work that is put in by the organizing team for the Rechberg Hillclimb. There is a big goal – and I would like to promote and support it as much as I can, and this for a long time!”.

Bernhard Scheikl was born as a true farmer’s boy in the Mürztal. He still likes to remember the valuable advice of his grandfather, who has always been his great role model. Bernhard learned 6 musical instruments, played with them in various bands and trained as a machinist.

But how did the cooperation between the Rechberg Hillclimb and Dsire Tea Drink come true?

But how did the cooperation between the Rechberg Hillclimb and Dsire Tea Drink come true? 24 years ago, Mario Klammer and Bernhard Scheikl shared the same classroom at HTL Kapfenberg, 20 years later the paths of the two crossed again at the famous Weiz Rallye, for which Mario Klammer is also responsible as the organizational leader.

Mario Klammer remembers: “At that time, Bernhard had already gained a foothold in motorsport with his Dsire Tea Drink in terms of marketing. Of course, I am particularly pleased that we have now managed to work together for long time very well at the Rechberg race!”

Bernhard Scheikl adds: “We already support many athletes with Friends of Dsire, but we were still missing an event that fits our philosophy. And I found everything I was looking for at the Rechberg Hillclimb.” Very important is also the future perspective, we don’t want to be there just once, this is a long-term project.”

It’s about the things you can’t buy: motivation, time, dreams. Bernhard and his crew are all about tackling life, staying thirsty and moTEAvated: “Because in life there is no lost property office for missed opportunities and that’s why I decided to support the Rechberg Hillclimb for long time!

The ultimate Hillclimb Race on the Rechberg will take place from April 28th to 30th 2023 as a run for the FIA European Hillclimb Championship. In addition, other predicates, such as the Austrian Hillclimb Championships, as well as the Slovenian and Slovakian Championships, are extended.

Continuous updates are available on our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram under #rechbergrennen.

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The date for the Rechberg race 2023 is now fixed!

The date for the Rechberg race 2023 is now fixed!

The FIA World Motorsport Council now officially confirms the weekend of April 28-30, 2023. The race now counts towards the FIA European Hill Climb Championship, the Austrian Hill Climb State Championship, and also the Slovenian and Slovakian Hill Climb Championships.

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