Sunday, May 11, 2014

Italian GT: Clean sweep double victory for Audi Sport Italia at Misano

By Johan Laubscher

Misano hosted the opening round of the 2014 Italian GT Championship. Audi Sport Italia returned to the series with a two-car Audi R8 LMS ultra entry.

The Audi Italia dealer team fielded two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars for the driver duos of Dindo Capello alongside Emanuele Zonzini (#5) and Thomas Schöffler with Marco Mapelli (#6).

Qualifying saw the #6 Audi Sport Italia taking pole position for race one, followed by sixth on the grid for race two. The #5 Audi qualified sixth and tenth for the two races.

Audi Sport Italia celebrated victory in the first race of the 2014 season, as Dindo Capello and Emanuele Zonzini piloted the #5 R8 LMS ultra to first place. Their teammates finished eighth.

The second race of the weekend saw another victory for Audi Sport Italia. 
Thomas Schöffler with Marco Mapelli won race two with their #6 Audi R8 LMS ultra, making it a clean sweep for the Audi Italia dealer team. Their teammates unfortunately retired in the #5 Audi R8 LMS ultra.

Round two of the Italian GT Championship will be heading to Monza, 30 May - 1 June.

Photo credit: Audi Sport Italia