Saturday, October 26, 2013

GT Tour: Team Speed Car Audi narrowly missed the podium in Paul Ricard race 1

By Tarek Ramchani

Paul Ricard in southern France is hosting the season finale of the French GT Tour series. Five Audi R8 LMS ultra are on site from Team Speed Car and Sainteloc Racing.

Race 1 already held this afternoon gave the Audi squad satisfactions. Team Speed Car finished the 1-hour event in a strong fourth overall. The #36 Audi R8 LMS ultra shared by Vincent Abril and Dino Lunardi started from fifteenth place and was able to fight for the top spots. In the closing stages of the race the Audi had a great fight with the Hexis Racing McLaren MP4-12C.

Sainteloc Racing is entering no less than four Audi R8 LMS ultra cars at the Castellet this weekend. Best of the Sainteloc Racing Audis was the #82 car. Matthieu Jaminet and Marc Sourd recovered very well on track. They started from position twenty-five and finished in a positive eigth place.

The #43 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Sainteloc Racing had a very special guest. Stephane Ortelli joined the team sharing the car with Romain Monti. The two drivers finished the race in seventeenth place. Unfortunately the #83 and the #42 Audi R8 LMS ultra did not finish the race.

Race victory went the the #5 BMW Z4 GT3 from TDS Racing. Second the #62 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 from HTP Motorsport. Third the #17 McLaren MP4-12C from Hexis Racing.

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