Sunday, July 21, 2013

Italian GT: First 2013 victory for Audi Sport Italia at Imola

By Johan Laubscher 

Audi Sport Italia has put all of their bad luck and misfortune behind them by scoring a sensational victory at Imola today. 

Round four of the Italian GT Championship is at Imola this weekend. Audi Sport Italia has overcome a logisical challenge by dealing with a calendar clash, Italian GT at Imola and Superstars in Portugal. Despite the clash both Audi R8 LMS ultra cars are at Imola.

Qualifying for the first race yielded pole position for Dindo Capello and Andrea Sonvico in the #4 R8 LMS ultra, followed by their teammates Alex Frassineti and Johan Kristoffersson in eighth. The first race saw Capello and Sonvico leading at the front and they came home for Audi Sport Italia's first race win, in a 2013 season which has proven difficult so far. Their teammates moved up to fifth by the end of race one.

The second race will take place later this afternoon, where the #4 Audi will start from fifth and the #5 Audi seventh. We wish the best of luck to the Audi Sport Italia team and drivers to continue their good form.

Photo credit: Audi Sport Italia