Thursday, December 26, 2013

ELMS: MOMO Megetron DF1 2013 season review

By Johan Laubscher

The European Le Mans Series allowed FIA GT3 specification machinery to compete in the GTC class for the first time during 2013. One Audi Sport customer racing team took the opportunity to race in the ELMS. MOMO Megetron DF1 fielded their Audi R8 LMS at the opening two rounds of the series.

The season review has been compiled from the 2013 Audi Motorsport Blog Weekend Round Up posts. Each round has been added as was seen in the individual Weekend Round Up posts during 2013, which can be accessed via the links throughout the review below:

Zolder Test

The Belgian BRCC held an official test day at Zolder on Friday. Two Audi R8 LMS cars took part. The PK Carsport R8 LMS is a full season BRCC competitor, whereas the Belgian Racing Team (MOMO-Megatron-dF1) R8 LMS used the test day to prepare for the upcoming ELMS season.

Round 1: Silverstone

Silverstone also hosted the European Le Mans Series this weekend, with the three hour race taking place on Saturday. The ELMS has introduced the GTC class this year, which allows FIA GT3 cars to take part. One Audi R8 LMS was entered by MOMO Megetron DF1. They qualified on pole, but suffered issues during the race. Ultimately they were classified third in class.

Round 2: Imola

The European Le Mans Series held round two at Imola in Italy. The MOMO Megatron DF1 Audi R8 LMS took part in the event. They qualified third in class, but unfortunately they retired from the race.