Thursday, May 1, 2014

GT Open: Team Novadriver with an Audi R8 LMS ultra at the Nürburgring

By Tarek Ramchani

The 2014 International GT Open season will kick off this weekend at the Nürburgring. Two Audi R8 LMS ultra will enter the event including one from Team Novadriver.

The Portuguese Audi Sport customer racing team is back with Audi for the fifth straight year. The team managed by Cesar Campanico won multiple GT titles races wins in Portugal and Europe.

The International GT Open is a familier series for Team Novadriver and their Audi R8 LMS ultra cars. At the Nürburgring only one car will be fielded. The #58 Audi R8 LMS ultra will be shared by César Campaniço and Aditya Patel from India.

There is a big change this year in International GT Open rules. GT Sport, the series promoters and organisers merged Super GT (GT2 cars) and GTS (GT3 cars) into a single and unified class using a special Balance of Performance. Therefore the Audi R8 LMS ultra will be able to to target overall race wins in the Spanish based series. In Germany, Team Novadriver will be eager to fight for top spots and collect big points.

The second Audi effort at the Nürburgring is coming from Team Spirit Race. Their #69 Audi R8 LMS ultra will be driven by Suzanne Weidt and Dietmar Haggenmüller.

Photo credit: Team Novadriver