Sunday, September 29, 2013

GT Sprint: Double victory for MTM Audi R8 LMS and championship lead extended

By Johan Laubscher

The Superstars GT Sprint Series headed to Imola for its penultimate round of the season. MTM Motorsport continued their good form with the Audi R8 LMS.

Thomas Schöffler, MTM’s lead driver, arrived at Imola as the GT Sprint championship points leader. The team’s aim was to defend his championship lead this weekend, ahead of the finale in October. He was joined by Johan Kristoffersson this weekend, sharing the controls of the #45 Audi R8 LMS. This was the second time that Kristoffersson had joined Schöffler and MTM this season, as he had also raced with the team during round two at Brno in May.  

They qualified on pole for race one, followed by second on the grid for race two.

The two races were held on Sunday, with the first race seeing the Audi MTM pairing finishing in first place. They backed up that result with another victory in race two.

It has been another very good weekend for MTM and Thomas Schöffler remains the championship points leader as the team heads to the finale.

The final round of the Superstars GT Sprint Series will take place at Vallelunga from 12-13 October.

Photo credit: Superstars