Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Team Speed Car joins French GT Tour with an Audi R8 LMS ultra

By Tarek Ramchani

A new Audi team is joining the French GT Tour series this year. Team Speed Car will enter three GT3 cars for the full 2013 season. One of their cars is a brand new Audi R8 LMS ultra. The car will be shared by drivers Vincent Abril and Sébastien Cabirou. They will be racing in the main "Championnat de France GT" category. The team will also have two old Aston Martin DBRS9 cars in the "Coupe de France GT", a class for older generation cars. Team Speed Car will join the already confirmed, and Audi regulars, from Sainteloc Racing who are expected to field multiple R8 LMS and ultra cars.

The car looks great with its dominant chrome paint scheme. The French R16 livery was designed by our friends at Berzerkdesign from Germany.

The team recently tested the car at the Ledenon circuit. These photos were taken on site by our friend Sylvain Kukulka. Team Speed Car will debut with the Audi R8 LMS ultra at Le Mans, on the short Bugatti circuit, the season opener of the 2013 GT Tour series. We wish the best of luck to the whole team with the car in a very competitive and challenging field.