Sunday, May 26, 2013

Portuguese GT: 1-2 victory for Novadriver Audi at Estoril

By Johan Laubscher

Team Novadriver has converted their pole position into a 1-2 race victory at Estoril. It has been a brilliant weekend for the Portuguese Audi Sport Customer Racing team, in what was the second round of the Supercars Portugal Series (Portuguese GT championship).

Qualifying provided the team with two top three starting positions. The #1 Audi R8 LMS ultra crew of Cesar Campanico, Carlos Vieira and Mikko Eskelinen took pole position yesterday, followed by their teammates, João Figueiredo, João Ramos and Manuel Gião, taking third on the grid in the #10 Audi R8 LMS ultra.

The race progressed very well for the team. The #10 Audi R8 LMS ultra held the lead after the first set of pitstops and the #1 was holding fifth. An Audi 1-2 was established after the second round of pitstops with the #1 leading the #10.

The Audi 1-2 was maintained to the end of the race as Team Novadriver celebrated a well deserved double triumph with the #1 crew taking victory.

The next round of the Supercars Portugal Series takes place alongside the International Supercars Series at Boavista in Portugal, schedule for June 29-30.

Photo credit: Supercars Series