Sunday, November 25, 2012

Audi Sport Italia wins GT3 class at the 6 Hours of Rome


By Tarek Ramchani

The Vallelunga circuit hosted the 6 Hours of Rome today. It was the season finale of the Italian based Dunlop Endurance Champions Cup. Audi Sport Italia did very well by taking a convincing class victory.

Audi Sport Italia took a great GT3 class win today against a very strong field from Ferrari, Porsche and BMW. The #29 Audi R8 LMS ultra finished fourth overall and was battling for the outright win for the majority of the race. The car was shared by the team's regular drivers Andrea Sonvico and Alex Frassineti. They were joined by Filippo Francioni at this event competing the three driver lineup. The trio were four laps down on the overall winners, a 1-2-3 finish for the Ferrari 458 GTE cars.

The other Audi team in the race also did well. The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT cars finished in ninth with the #22 R8 LMS ultra and twenty first with the sister #21 Audi. Bad luck for the #21 WRT machine as Edward Sandström was able to fight for the top spots in the early stages of the race.

Rome gives Audi and the R8 LMS ultra another great win. Audi Sport Italia who are regulars in national Italian GT Championship have proven once again to be one of the finest GT teams in Europe.

Photo credit: Audi Sport Italia

More information:
Gruppo Peroni Race website
Audi Sport Italia on Facebook