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.
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