By Johan Laubscher
Vallelunga in Italy played host to the 6 Ore di Roma (Rome 6 Hours) this weekend. Audi Sport Italia entered one of their Audi R8 LMS ultra cars for the endurance race.
The Italian Audi dealer team had a very strong year in the Italian GT Championship and EuroV8 Series and they decided to end-off the season with this endurance classic at Vallelunga. They had previously taken part in the 6 Ore di Roma in 2012, when the team won the GT3 class with a fourth place overall finish.
Approaching half distance Audi Sport Italia continued to lead GT3 and they were also fighting for the overall lead against the #1 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 and the recovering #7 Wolf. As the race entered its final two hours the faster #7 Wolf prototype and the two Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 cars occupied the top three overall positions. Audi Sport Italia continued to lead GT3 with a healthy margin in fourth place overall.
It was a terrific showing from Audi Sport Italia and a faultless drive that secured the GT3 class victory, ending off a great year for the Italian Audi team.