Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BPCC: Audi S4 Quattro Racers Ready to Race in PE

Audi South Africa Press Release 

THE Bridgestone Production Car Championship moves to Port Elizabeth for round three of the Super Series on Saturday, 3 May. The fight for points has built in intensity with the PE event promising to be the most challenging yet.

Four Audi S4 quattro racers will take to the track, two of whom are right at the front of the pack and leading the national championship.

At Killarney, round two of the season, PE's Michael Stephen (A1 – Engen Xtreme) wrestled the lead away from Gennaro Bonafede (A32 – Audi Sasolracing). Stephen now enters his home event seven points ahead – but knowing he has to start from the back of the grid in race two.

The Bridgestone Production Car rules state that the championship leader must start the feature race from the back, irrespective of their qualifying result. This is going to make Stephen's qualifying for a good race one starting position vital.

Bonafede is determined to put pressure on and improve his chances of either closing the gap on Stephen or to push ahead and regain the championship lead. Using the feature race to his advantage could see either scenario play out – but even these are not guaranteed.

Bonafede's teammate, Hennie Groenewald (A8 – Audi Sasolracing) needs three points to make it into the top three of the championship. This incentive will keep him poised to take advantage of any opportunities – and perhaps create some of his own as he races to the finish line in his first year behind the wheel of an Audi S4 quattro.

For Simon Moss (A38 – Engen Xtreme) the PE round is the chance to race on his home track – where he has done most of his testing and the setup of his Audi S4 quattro. Moss will favour his chances of producing perhaps his best result of the season at this event.

The mix of four Audi S4 quattros fighting for position out on track will provide plenty of racing action for fans at Aldo Scribante Raceway. Two action-packed races and four talented drivers will continue the dominance of the Audi brand in the Bridgestone Production Car series.

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