Saturday, June 21, 2014

GT Open: Second overall and GTS class win for Team Novadriver Audi in Jerez race 1

By Tarek Ramchani

A great start of the weekend for the Team Novadriver at Jerez de la Frontera. The Portuguese Audi Sport customer racing team performed very well in today's International GT Open race 1.

The #58 Audi R8 LMS ultra in the hands of team manager and driver César Campaniço and Aditya Patel was the star of the day. The two drivers secured a sensational overall pole position in the Qualifying 1 ahead of stronger Super GT cars.

Later in the race the Team Novadriver Audi was very fast and among the bests in the field. César Campaniço and Aditya Patel  finished in a very strong second overall and took a fine GTS class victory. They were only 1.822s behind the race winning Ferrari 458 GTC from SMP Racing -Russian Bears after a thrilling 39-lap race.

Race 2 is set for tomorrow at Jerez, Team Novadriver and their drivers will fight again for the outright victory.

Photo credit: GT Open