Saturday, June 21, 2014

GT Tour: Second and third for Audi teams in Spa-Francorchamps race 1

By Tarek Ramchani

A very positive day 1 for the Audi teams at Spa-Francorchamps, round 3 of the French GT Tour series. Pole postion and three cars within the Top 4 in Race 1

The #5 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Belgian Audi Club Team WRT took a great pole position earlier today. The car is shared by last weekend Le Mans 24 Hours winner André Lotterer joined by Enzo Ide.

Next, the Audi Sport customer racing squad performed very well in the 1-hour sprint event in the Ardennes. The #51 from team Sébastien Loeb Racing finished in a strong second with drivers Mike Parisy and Henri Hassid. The twi drivers ended right behind the winning #1 Ferrai 458 GT3 from Team Sofrev ASP.

The #42 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Sainteloc Racing was third overall, the car in the hands of David Halliday and Gregory Gulivert.

The #36 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Team Speed Car had a strong race and narrowly missed the podium ending in a positive fourth place with Vincent Abril and Jérôme Demay.

Both Audis from the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT were outside the Top 10. The #5 Audi R8 LMS ultra of André Lotterer and Enzo Ide was twelfth. The sister #6 machine driven by Benoit Tréluyer and Yves Weerts was thirteenth.

Photo credit: Sebastien Loeb Racing / V-Images