Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NPCC: Audi S4 quattro racers in thick of Zwartkops action‏

Audi South Africa Press Release

As has become expected from the Audi S4 quattro competitors, they were right in the thick of the race day action at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday.

Round five of the National Production Car Championship (NPCC) proved another exciting part of the 2015 season and the Audi S4 quattro racers were the pace setters.

The four Audi S4 quattros were the top four qualifying NPCC competitors on Saturday morning, with Gennaro Bonafede (32 – Audi Sasolracing) the quickest followed by Simon Moss (38 – Engen Xtreme), Hennie Groenewald (8 – Audi Sasolracing) and Michael Stephen (12 – Engen Xtreme). This also meant the first two rows of the starting grid for race one were all Audi.

For Bonafede, starting on pole meant his first race win for the day, with teammate Groenewald in second place and Stephen in third. Moss brought his Audi S4 quattro home for fifth. With race two a reverse grid, the Audi S4 quattro racers were faced with having to fight their way through the field. By the chequered flag, Groenewald had worked his way up to second place with Stephen fourth and Bonafede fifth and Moss sixth.

For race three it was Bonafede again the lead Audi S4 quattro across the finish line, winning the last race of the day in the process with Stephen in fourth, Groenewald fifth and Moss ending the day in 15th place.

The NPCC entrants will contest their next round for 2015 at Dezzi's Raceway in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, August 29. This will be a first for the field with none of the Audi S4 quattros having competed at the circuit before.

Photo credit: MotorPress.co.za (Morne Condon)