Saturday, July 20, 2013

Italian GT: Pole postion for Audi Sport Italia at Imola

By Tarek Ramchani

The Italian GT Championship is at Imola this weekend, for the fourth round of the season. The qualifying sessions were held this afternoon, and brought great satisfaction for Audi Sport Italia.

The official Audi Italia dealer team is again fielding two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars. In the first qualifying session Audi drivers Dindo Capello and Andrea Sonvico scored a fantastic pole position. The drivers of the #4 Audi R8 LMS ultra will start first tomorrow for the first race of the day. A great lap from Andrea Sonvico with a time of 1:44.614. Their team-mates Johan Kristoffersson and Alex Frassineti will start from position eight with their #5 Audi R8 LMS ultra.

Later in the second qualifying session the two Audis were fast but not able to reach the top 3. The best ranked R8 LMS ultra is the #5 car of Capello and Sonvico in fifth place. Kristoffersson and Frassineti improved compared to the first session, ending in seventh place. Pole position for race 2 went to the Ferrari 458 Italia from Black Bull Swisse Racing.

The two races are set for tomorrow. Live stream coverage will be available at the official series website here:

Photo credit: Audi Sport Italia