Sunday, July 7, 2013

GT Tour: Harder race 2 for Audi teams at Val de Vienne

By Tarek Ramchani

The Audi teams performed well in France yesterday, GT Tour race 1 at Val de Viennes. For race 2 today there were hopes for strong performances from both Sainteloc Racing and Team Speed Car. Unfortunately that was not the case for the four Audi R8 LMS ultra cars in the field.

Race 2 today was harder compared to race 1 yesterday, for the Audi R8 LMS ultra teams. The best ranked Audi car was the #42 from Sainteloc Racing, which was classified sixth. The car is shared by drivers Gregory Guilvert and David Hallyday, yesterday they finished in fourth position. In seventh was the #36 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Team Speed Car. The car driven by Dino Lunardi and Vincent Abril improved compared to their results yesterday in race 1.

The two Audis were fast, but unable to fight for podium positions today. Up ahead race victory went to the #8 McLaren Mp4-12C from Sebastien Loeb Racing. Second was the #1 Porsche 997 GT3 R from Pro GT by Almeras and third was the #16 Ferrari 458 Italia from Sofrev ASP.

The other remaining Audi R8 LMS ultra cars from Sainteloc Racing were further behind. The #83 Audi ended in fifteenth place and the sister #82 was in twenty-first position. The race 2 results can be seen here.

The next round of the French GT Tour will be at Magny-Cours, following a two month break, September 7th and 8th.

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