Monday, May 6, 2013

British GT: Strong second and fourth for Audi teams at Rockingham

By Tarek Ramchani

The British GT Championship had a 2-hour race at Rockingham today, the second round of the 2013 season. Three Audi R8 LMS cars took part in the event with great results in the end.

The #10 Audi R8 LMS ultra of M-Sport finished in a very strong second place overall. The Scottish run car shared by Rembert Berg and Warren Hughes finished less than seventeen seconds behind the race winning Porsche GT3 R from Trackspeed. Both drivers battled really hard on track in a very healthy and strong field of GT3 cars.

Another Audi doing well was the #25 R8 LMS ultra from United Autosports. Mark Patterson and Matt Bell finished in a positive fourth place. The United Autosports Audi started sixth on the grid. A good performance after Mark Pattersson had spun and lost several places earlier in the race.

The #11 Audi R8 LMS from PE Group Blendini Motorsport finished in nineteenth place. The car driven by Dom Evans and Tom Roche.

The next British GT Championship round will be at Silverstone. A special three-hour race format, the same format used in the Blancpain Endurance Series. More than 40 cars are expected at the "Temple of British Motorsport".

Photo credit: United Autosports