Sunday, October 27, 2013

GT Tour: Dramatic finale for Audi teams in Paul Ricard race 2

By Tarek Ramchani

The final race of the season in GT Tour at Paul Ricard turned to be a very difficult event for Audi teams. All the Audi R8 LMS ultra cars from both Team Speed Car and Sainteloc Racing were outside the top 20.

Yesterday the Audi teams performed very well in race 1. Team Speed Car narrowly missed the podium ending in a strong fourth. Today it was another story, best ranked Audi ended in twenty-first position. The #83 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Sainteloc Racing was shared by drivers Frank Zattera and Fabrice Rossello. They were followed by Vincent Abri and Dino Lunardi driving the #36 Audi from Team Speed Car in twenty-second place.

The remaining cars from Sainteloc Racing were also hit by bad luck. The # 43 Audi R8 LMS ultra finished in  twenty-third place. The #82 Audi R8 LMS ultra was forced to retire after only 4 laps and finished in twenty-eighth position. Unfortunatelly, the #42 Audi R8 LMS ultra did not start the race.

Race victory went to the BMW Z4 GT3 from TDS Racing. Seconf the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 from HTP Motorsport. Third the McLaren MP4-12C from Sebastien Loeb Racing.

French GT title went to Ferrari drivers Fabien Barthez and Morgan Moullin-Traffort driving for Team SOFREV-ASP.

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