Saturday, April 27, 2013

Audi S4 quattros eager for Zwartkops challenge

Audi South Africa Press Release

THE Audi S4 quattro racers head into round four of the season on a high note. Good performances have marked all three of their outings so far this season and, as they head back to altitude after two coastal race meetings, anticipation is high they will continue in their winning ways.

Thanks to their performances so far this season the Audi S4 quattro quartet have ensured that Audi is leading the Manufacturers' Championship by 48 points after just three rounds. 

At the sharp end of the charge is the defending champion Michael Stephen (A1 – Engen Xtreme) who is successfully defending his title and leading the 2013 championship standings. Stephen is 21 points ahead in the standings and heads inland on a high thanks to his first overall result on his home track in Port Elizabeth.

Third overall is none other than Stephen's teammate, Tschops Sipuka (A2 – Engen Xtreme). Sipuka has put in some solid performances this year and he trails second place by just two points going into the fourth round of the season. With such a small gap Sipuka will be focused on another good result to climb another step on the 2013 ladder – and further Audi S4 quattro domination of the Bridgestone Production Car series.

Just a single point behind Sipuka is Melvill Priest (A7 – Mueller Sports Medicine) who holds fourth place overall in Class A of the championship. Priest finished the Scribante event, round three of the championship, in second place – just behind the defending champion. Zwartkops is his opportunity for another strong finish – and Priest is all too eager to rise to the challenge.

Gennaro Bonafede (A32 – Ferodo Racing) currently holds sixth in the championship, but needs just two points to move ahead and claim fifth. This would put all of the Audi S4 quattro racers within the top five of the championship standings. Bonafede has produced good results this season and Zwartkops is his opportunity to push the tables further in his favour.

The four Audi S4 quattro racers will be racing to win at Zwartkops and motorsport fans can look forward to maximum competition as they challenge for every point available at the event.

Audi South Africa

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Michael Stephen A1 - Audi S4 - Terry Moss Racing

Tschops Sipuka A2 - Audi S4 - Terry Moss Racing

Melvill Priest A7 - Audi S4 - VMP Motorsport

Gennaro Bonafede A32 - Audi S4 - Ferodo Racing Team / VMP Motorsport