Saturday, November 1, 2014

GT Open: GTS podium for Team Novadriver Audi in Barcelona race 1

By Tarek Ramchani

Circuit Catalnuya is hosting the season finale of the 2014 International GT Open this weekend. Team Novadriver is entering two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars in the GTS class.

Race 1 held this afternoon gave great satisfaction to Team Novadriver. The Portuguese Audi Sport customer racing team finished the 38-lap race in a strong fifth overall and took and great second place in the demanding GT class.

The #58 Audi R8 LMS ultra shared by César Campaniço and Aditya Patel battled very well for GTS victory and finished right behind class winners Shaun Balfe and Phil Keen with their #84 Ferrari 458 GT3.

Bad luck hit the second Team Novadriver Audi R8 LMS ultra. Fernando Monje and Fabian Hamprecht driving the #88 Audi were forced to retire after 27 laps.

Race 1 results can be seen here.

The second race will be held tomorrow. We wish the best of luck to Team Novadriver and their drivers.

Photo credit: GT Open