Sunday, September 8, 2013

GT Tour: Brilliant 1-2 Audi victory in chaotic Magny-Cours race 2

By Tarek Ramchani

Perfect second race for Audi at Nevers Magny-Cours today. A fine 1-2 victory for the Audi R8 LMS ultra, with a second straight win for Team Speed Car in a chaotic race.

Already winners yesterday, the #36 Audi R8 LMS ultra of Vincent Abril and Dino Lunardi took another sensational race win today. Youngster Vincent Abril had a heroic stint in the second part of the race. In the closing stages Vincent Abril passed several rivals on a slippery track with heavy rain. With only a few minutes left in the race, Abril made the winning move passing the leading Porsche 997 GT3 R. A great result for Team Speed Car, their third race win in the demanding French GT series this season.

In second place was another Audi, the #42 R8 LMS ultra from Sainteloc Racing, with drivers David Hallyday and Gregory Gulivert. Just like Vincent Abril, David Hallyday was able to finish the race very strongly. The popular French singer overtook a lot of rivals on track to reach a great second place in the end.

Another Audi also made it into the top 10, the #82 R8 LMS ultra from Sainteloc Racing. The car shared by Marc Sourd and Mathieu Jaminet finished in ninth place. The debuting #007 Audi R8 LMS (ex-Abt Sportsline) from Team Speed Car was nineteenth. The #83 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Sainteloc Racing did not take part in the race.

Photo credit: GT Tour