It’s been a long time coming, but Austrian Pro Ski racer Kevin Reiterer finally earned the top spot at the 2015 King’s Cup in Thailand, seven years after his 2008 championship. Competing some of the most talented and competitive racers in the world – including Chris MacClugage, Steven Dauliach, Brock Austin and Jeremy Poret – Reiterer fought back a field of 20 over four motos to earn the world championship.
Conditions for this year’s event were brutal with heavy seas challenging the racer to their limits. Reiterer leaped out of the gate, putting up an amazing performance on the first day. “Waves and riding against the best in the world takes me out of my comfort zone. Pushing myself to the limit on a 220hp monster, over 16 minutes and an average heart rate of 186 beats per minute is what I love to do and showed me once again why I love what I am doing,” said the 23-year-old.
Reiterer’s performance only improved over time, earning a third place in his first moto, followed by two second place spots in the next two motos, and finishing strong with a first place finish for the final. According to his official press release: “The Austrian knew what he wanted to achieve and had a solid second day that led him to overall victory. Thanks to the high recognition of the sport by Thailand’s royal family, the winners received their trophy by the princess of Thailand.”