Audi Motorsport Newsletter 07/2010

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·         Points for Audi R8 LMS at Silverstone

·         Top-five placing for Phoenix Racing


Points for Audi R8 LMS at Silverstone


FIA GT3: At the season opener of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Silverstone (Great Britain) Team Sainteloc-Phoenix Racing clinched championship points twice. The team’s Belgian driver pairing Stéphane Lemeret and Greg Franchi finished both the first and second race in eighth place. The German Michael Ammermüller and his Brazilian partner Paolo Bonifacio from Team Rosberg finished Saturday’s race in the points as well by taking tenth place. With a tenth-place finish on Sunday, the Black Falcon duo Johannes Stuck and Sean Paul Breslin took home one championship point.


Top-five placing for Phoenix Racing


GT Open:The German Audi customer team Phoenix Racing with drivers Marcel Tiemann and Jim Matthews took fifth place in the GTS class in Sunday’s race in the International GT Open at the Nürburgring. At the home round of the team based in the Eifel region the German-American pairing saw the checkered flag in sixth place on Saturday.


News bits


The two Audi "factory" drivers Mattias Ekström and Martin Tomczyk were guests at a cooking class hosted by celebrity chef Alfons Schuhbeck on Tuesday... Markus Winkelhock will contest the Nürburgring 24 Hours in an Audi R8 LMS entered by Team Phoenix Racing.


Results and points


Silverstone (GB), May 1, FIA GT3 European Championship round 1


1 Cunill/Bergmeister (Porsche) 28 laps in 1h 00m 52.148s

2 Seiler/Lunardi (Corvette) + 4.260s

3 Geipel/Lohr (Lamborghini) + 11.573s

4 Petrobelli/Alessi (Ferrari) + 11.850s

5 Osborne/Vannelet (Porsche) + 13.772s

8 Lemeret/Franchi (Audi R8 LMS) + 31.920s

10 Bonifacio/Ammermüller (Audi R8 LMS) + 32.819s

15 Breslin/Stuck (Audi R8 LMS) + 51.502s

16 Brown/Bell (Audi R8 LMS) + 1m 05.421s

17 Hirschi/Lorgere-Roux (Audi R8 LMS) + 1m 27.595s

20 Patterson/Guasch (Audi R8 LMS) - 1 lap

21 Breslin/Mehta (Audi R8 LMS) - 2 laps


Silverstone (GB), May 2, FIA GT3 European Championship round 2


1 Keilwitz/Hohenadel (Corvette) 28 laps in 1h 01m 40.714s

2 Rodrigues/Makowiecki (Aston Martin) + 8.266s

3 Cunill/Bergmeister (Porsche) + 12.235s

4 Geipel/Lohr (Lamborghini) + 18.078s

5 Walter/Hürtgen (BMW) + 18.522s

8 Lemeret/Franchi (Audi R8 LMS) + 35.126s

10 Breslin/Stuck (Audi R8 LMS) + 1m 04.284s

12 Bonifacio/Ammermüller (Audi R8 LMS) + 1m 22.669s

14 Patterson/Guasch (Audi R8 LMS) + 2m 02.799s

15 Brown/Bell (Audi R8 LMS) - 1 lap

20 Hirschi/Lorgere-Roux (Audi R8 LMS) - 1 lap

21 Heyer/Seidlitz (Audi R8 LMS) - 2 laps

22 Breslin/Mehta (Audi R8 LMS) - 2 laps


Standings after 2 of 12 rounds: 1 Bergmeister and Cunill, each 40 points; 2 Lohr and Geipel, each 27; 3 Keilwitz and Hohenadel, each 24; 4 Seiler, Rodrigues, Lunardi and Makowiecki, each 18; 5 Sandström and Söderlund, each 12; 8 Lemeret, Franchi, Nygaard and Eskelinen, each 8; 11 Ammermüller, Bonifacio, Stuck and Breslin, each 1.


Next races: Brno (CZ), May 22/23


Nürburgring (D), May 1, International GT Open round 3 (GTS class)


1 Dayraut/Ortelli (Ferrari) 34 laps in 1h 11m 43.890s

2 Couceiro/Frezza (Ferrari) + 14.626s

3 Lancelotti/Lancieri (Aston Martin) + 17.840s

4 Scheier/Petit (Ferrari) + 18.013s

5 Deverikos/Gruber (Porsche) + 18.892s

6 Matthews/Tiemann (Audi R8 LMS) + 40.351s

8 Dijkstra/van der Zwaan (Audi R8 LMS) - 1 lap


Nürburgring (D), May 2, International GT Open round 4 (GTS class)


1 Dayraut/Ortelli (Ferrari) 24 laps in 51m 51.282s

2 Petit/Scheier (Ferrari) + 0.722s

3 Deverikos/Gruber (Porsche) + 4.790s

4 Lancelotti/Lancieri (Aston Martin) + 15.465s

5 Matthews/Tiemann (Audi R8 LMS) + 1m 02.879s


Standings after 4 of 16 rounds: 1 Dayraut and Ortelli, each 26 points; 3 Gruber and Deverikos, each 19; 5 Frezza and Couceiro, each 16; 13 Tiemann, Matthews, Cecatto and Salucci, each 13.

Next races: Imola (I), May 22/23



Coming up next week


May 07 –09: Le Mans Series Spa-Francorchamps (B)

May 07 –09: ADAC GT Masters Sachsenring (D)

May 07 –09: Italian GT Championship Vallelunga (I)

May 07 –09: French GT Championship Dijon (F)

May 07 –08: Swedish Junior Touring Car Championship Knutstorp (S)



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