Sunday, October 6, 2013

Brazilian GT: Weekend of highs and lows for Ebrahim Motors at Velopark

By Johan Laubscher

Velopark in Porto Alegre played host to the sixth Brazilian GT Championship round this weekend. It was a bittersweet event for Ebrahim Motors and their Audi R8 LMS ultra.

Ebrahim Motors have been fielding one Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Brazilian GT Championship this year, the #20 Audi driven by Ebrahim brothers: Wagner and Fábio Ebrahim.

They again showed good pace this weekend. The first qualifying session yielded fourth on the grid, followed by pole position for race two.

The first race took place on Saturday, which saw the Ebrahim pairing starting and finishing in fourth place. That race was won by the #19 Via Italia Ferrari 458 Italia GT3.

Race two got underway with the Audi R8 LMS ultra leading from the front, closely followed by the #16 Blau Lamborghini Gallardo. A fierce battle for the lead ensued until the Ebrahim Motors Audi began to slow on track. The Audi entered the pits for a retirement from the second race, which was eventually won by the Blau Lamborghini.

The seventh round of the Brazilian GT Championship will be taking place in November.

Photo credit: Pablo Vaz | Photography /  Ebrahim Motors