Sunday, June 16, 2013

British GT: Strong podiums for the Audi teams at Snetterton

By Johan Laubscher

Following two endurance race meetings the British GT Championship arrived at Snetterton for two more traditional sprint races. Two Audis took part this weekend, and both teams performed very well.

Only two Audis were entered, versus the usual three cars. One Audi R8 LMS ultra each from M-Sport (2013 spec) and United Autosports (2012 spec). The #10 M-Sport entry was driven by Rembert Berg and Warren Hughes, along with the #25 UA entry of Matthew Bell and Mark Patterson.

Qualifying went very well for both teams, each staring in one of the sessions. Qualifying for the first race saw M-Sport taking pole position with United Autosports in twenty-first. The session for the second race had United Autosports bouncing back and taking fourth place on the grid, while M-Sport qualified in fourteenth.

The first race saw M-Sport backing up their good performances, by taking another podium, finishing in second. United Autosports recovered brilliantly and came from  twenty-first all the way up to fifth. The Audi from UA continued to perform very well during the second race, also battling at the front. Ultimately the #25 UA Audi crossed the finish line for a well deserved third place. M-Sport moved up to tenth during race two.

The results from the Snetterton weekend can be seen HERE.

The next round of the British GT Championship will be at Brands Hatch in August.

Photo credit: British GT