After A Three-Year Enforced Break, The Zell Am See Ice Race Is Finally Back
The Zell am See ice race is finally back and bigger than ever before
The legendary Ice Race in Zell am See finally made a return after a three-year hiatus on 27 January 2024. Kicking it off is the first appearance as the F.A.T. Ice Race under the F.A.T. International brand Amateur and professional racers endure extreme conditions while competing for the best performance on ice.
The Ice Machines
The vehicle line-up at the events consisted of historic icons to modern GT and rally cars. Over 3,000 spectators and numerous VIP guests including Formula One drivers Valtteri Bottas and Mark Webber were present. Also in attendance were multiple Olympic gold medal and World Cup winning skiers Aksel Lund Svindal and Marcel Hirscher, six times rallycross world champion Johan Kristoffersson, double rally world champion Walter Röhrl and DTM champion Bruno Spengler.
Despite the fanfare, the track was too soft for competition runs due to high temperatures and heavy rainfall during the days leading to the event. As such, show runs were the only track activity with current models such as Porsche 911 Dakar, Skoda Fabia R5 and Ken Block’s fully electric S1 Hoonitron being driven. There were also historic and modern race cars in the mix including a variety of Audi Quattro models and Meyers Manx Buggys.
German racing legend Hans-Joachim “Striezel” Stuck drove the future generation of the VW Golf R still wrapped in camouflage for an unofficial world premiere and the F.A.T. Ice Race will expand to the US with the first ever F.A.T. Ice Race in Aspen (8 to 10 February 2024).
Good Cars, Better View
While providing a spectacular setting, the event unites passionate motorsport fans and showcases the diverse realm of automotive culture. Spectators witness firsthand as amateur and professional racing drivers endure extreme conditions, competing for the best performance on ice.
Whether you are looking to see the most iconic cars in the history of motorsport, agile buggies, or modern GT and rally cars, the event guaranteed to witness breathtaking drift angles and jaw-dropping action. Check out the action on the F.A.T website.