Thursday, July 9, 2015

NPCC: Audi S4 quattros will set the pace in East London

Audi South Africa Press Release

The Audi S4 quattro racers contest round four of the National Production Car Championship (NPCC) on Saturday, 13 June, at the East London circuit. The top three slots in the championship are currently held by Audi S4 quattro competitors.

The lead in the championship is in the hands of Michael Stephen (12 – Engen Xtreme) who has a three-point advantage after his hometown performance at Aldo Scribane Raceway. Stephen's successful race day at his home circuit allows him a small advantage with which to approach the East London round tactically in order to maximise his lead.

Hennie Groenewald (8 – Audi Sasolracing) is the second-place NPCC racer in the series. Groenewald is well within striking distance of Stephen at this point in the championship and he'll attempt to close the gap to the leader in East London. This sets the scene for a battle of wills and also some close racing action between the top two in the championship.

Third-place in the NPCC is held by Gennaro Bonafede (32 – Audi Sasolracing) who needs just eight points to close the gap to his teammate. Bonafede has missed the podium only twice this year, out of the nine races already run. That makes Bonafede a real threat to the frontrunners as he seeks to improve on his third-place spot in the championship.

Simon Moss (38 – Engen Xtreme) races the fourth of the Audi S4 quattros in the NPCC. Moss is just outside of the top five in the series as the season reaches the mid-point for 2015. He is producing consistent results at this point in the season and will be aiming first for a top-five result – he currently needs just one point – and then for fourth place which is just five points away.

The Audi S4 quattro racers will again be setting the pace for the rest of the NPCC competitors to challenge in East London. Race fans can look forward to an action-packed round of the series as these thoroughbred racing machines go into high-speed action at one of the fastest circuits in South Africa.

Photo credit: (Morne Condon)