Audi South Africa Press Release
The Audi S4 quattro racers were the focus of National Production Car Championship racing in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The four Audi S4 quattros dominated the timing sheets from qualifying through to the overall results.
In an unbroken run through race day, the Audi S4 quattros were top four in terms of laptimes in qualifying, race one, two and three – as well as the overall standings.
In qualifying it was PE-racer Michael Stephen (12 – Engen Xtreme) that set the pace, with the Audi S4 quattros of Gennaro Bonafede (32 – Audi Sasolracing), Simon Moss (38 – Engen Xtreme) and Hennie Groenewald (8 – Audi Sasolracing) following.
In race one the battle raged between Stephen and Bonafede with Stephen leading the field until the final laps when Bonafede managed to get ahead. A decision after the race saw officials invert the order to give Stephen the winner's points. Here Groenewald finished third with Moss in fourth.
Race two saw Groenewald the leading Audi S4 quattro when the chequered flag dropped with Stephen in second, Bonafede third and Moss again taking fourth.
The final race saw Stephen cross the finish line for first to close out a successful trio of race wins for the Audi S4 quattros, with Groenewald in second, Bonafede and Moss in third and fourth. This ensured the Audi S4 quattros dominated all podium positions on race day, claiming first, second and third overall.
The Audi S4 quattro competitors tackle the high speed East London circuit on Saturday, July 11 for round four of the championship.
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