One mountain and 270 summit strikers on three wheels: The Spyder Grossglockner Challenge 2022
The unifying passion for motorsport: At the weekend, Austria was once again the destination for 270 Spyder fans from all over Europe. For enthusiasts of the three-wheeled Can-Ams, not only the shared driving experience over domestic roads and the serpentines of the Großglockner was on the agenda, but also the first visit in three years to BRP-Rotax.
Gunskirchen, 13. Juni 2022 - The past few days of BRP's big Spyder Großglockner Challenge 2022 were all about boundless community. Already last Thursday, 270 drivers from 16 nations gathered in Upper Austria for three days of shared driving fun. After the already traditional arrival at Schloss Ebenzweier on Lake Traunsee, the guests were able to round off the day with a joint BBQ dinner and prepare for the next adventures.
Reunion after three years at BRP-Rotax
On Friday, a varied drive through the Upper Austrian lake region and a visit to BRP-Rotax in Gunskirchen were on the agenda - an absolute highlight after a pandemic-related break of three years. During an exclusive guided tour, the passionate Spyder drivers were able to get a taste of factory air and gain deep insights into how the heart of their beloved three-wheeled Can-Ams, the engines, are produced.
The final Challenge: Together up the Großglockner
The highlight of the Challenge took place on Saturday with the drive up the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Right in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the 48-kilometer panoramic road with 36 hairpin bends and 2,505 meters of ascent leads directly to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe. This ride demands a lot from the participants, but also rewards them with a unique view of the alpine landscape, forests, rocks and glacier ice.
The Spyder Großglockner Challenge awards ceremony took place at the final gala dinner, where the winners received handmade awards from the Rotax training workshop. But not only the shared driving fun and the winners of several prizes were duly celebrated, but also the great sense of community of the group and the exciting insights into the world of engines that could be gained during this weekend.