Sunday, July 20, 2014

Super GT: Podium for Audi Team Hitotsuyama at Sugo

By Tarek Ramchani

Sportsland Sugo hosted today the fourth round of the 2014 Super GT season. Audi Team Hitotsuyama in the only Audi team in the field performed very well.

The #21 Audi R8 LMS ultra driven by Richard Lyons Tomonobu Fujii finished the race in a very strong third place. A great result and deserved podium for the whole Audi Team Hitotsuyama after an eventful 79-lap race.

The two drivers who qualified seventh within the GT300 class, improved a lot and were able to pass several of the thier rivals in front. The third place in the end is a right award after a lot of bad luck since the start of the season and how the Balance of Performance is penalizing the Audi R8 LMS ultra.

Race victory went to the #88 Lamborghini Gallardo from team Manepa. The #65 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 from team Leon was second.

Sugo GT300 race results can be seen here.

Photo credit: Hitotsuyama Racing