Sunday, September 28, 2014

GT Tour: Double podium for the Audi R8 LMS ultra in Nogaro race 1

By Tarek Ramchani

Circuit Nogaro is hosting the sixth meeting of the 2014 FFSA GT Tour season. Race 1 held yesterday gave great satisfaction to the Audi Sport customer racing squad.

The #42 Audi R8 LMS utra from Sainteloc Racing finished in a strong second place narrowly missing race victory. The car in the hands of David Hallyday and Gregory Guilvert was  right behind the winning #1 Ferrari 458 GT3.

Third place went to the #51 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Sébastien Loeb Racing with drivers Mike Parisy and Henry Hassid. Their team-mates Anthony Beltoise and Roland Berville with the sister #50 Audi were fourth.

The #44 Audi R8 LMS from Sainteloc Racing finished tenth overall and second within the Coupe de France class with drivers Gilles Lallement and Jean-Paul Buffin.

Team Speed Car entered a single Audi R8 LMS ultra at Nogaro, their #36 car driven by Vincent Abril and Nicolas Metairie was eleventh.

Race 2 is set for tomorrow with an all Sebastien Loeb Racing Audi front row followed by the #42 entry from Sainteloc Racing.

Update: The winning #1 Ferrari 458 GT3 from Sofrev-ASP has been excluded by race officials for technical infringements, however the Ferrari team appealed the decision and the race results are still pending.

Photo credit: GT Tour